Apple includes a lot of music references in their new ad for Macbook Air titled “Stickers”: stickers for labels like Warp, Kompakt, DFA, and Stones Throw. But one briefly glimpsed sticker has rapper El-P really angry. According to El, the company has ripped off the Run The Jewels hands graphic that graces the duo’s album cover. He expressed outrage in since-deleted tweets that Chartattack transcribed, saying, “OH COOL APPLE FIGURED OUT A WAY TO NOT PAY RUN THE JEWELS FOR OUR LOGO” and “OH NO IM SURE ITS JUST A COINCIDENCE.” In addition, he has left undeleted his frustrated response to someone telling him to not care.
A Sunny Day In Glasgow came back out of nowhere earlier this year with Sea When Absent, and it’s their best album. Now the group will release the 5-song No Death EP, which comes with a remix of the opening track “Bye Bye Big Ocean.” The remix is done by Ice Choir, the current moniker of Kurt Feldman, who is probably best known as the former drummer of the Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, but was also one half of the dearly missed Deprecation Guild. In this remix, however, Feldman strips the song of its shoegaze blurriness — it’s a fantastic remix on its own, but also allows you to appreciate just how good the source is. Listen below.
The music made by the long-running French duo Air always sounded like it was meant to soundtrack something — and often, it was soundtracking something. Now the duo has composed a series of ambient recordings inspired by artwork in the Palais De Beaux Arts De Lille. Music For Museum (in a nice reference to Eno’s ambient classic Music For Airports) will play on speakers in one section of the museum, and is specifically inspired by four contemporary artists showing work there now: Linda Bujoli, Mathias Kiss, Xavier Veilhan, and Yi Zhou. You can pick up the vinyl-only release here via The Vinyl Factory, and read the track list below.
two albums in TWO YEARS. Sorry about that typo, my excitement got the better of me.
And yeah while I was writing the post in the office I was saying what you said almost verbatim! I had just the slightest misgiving, but now that it’s clear this was written by Walker (and just as importantly it’s co-produced by Peter Walsh who has been so essential to making Climate Of Hunter, Tilt, The Drift, and Bish Bosch what they are in terms of sound design) I’m so much more excited about this.
Also I couldn’t agree more about the live performances. I’ve got very high hopes that this will be the album he’ll be able to actually play. I can’t even imagine what it would be like. I’m not sure if you’ve seen Sunn O))) play live but it’s one of the most overwhelming things I’ve ever experienced.
You’re right, I had KISS’ solo series on my mind, but just fixed it. Thanks for pointing that out.
And hey, don’t beat yourself up about misspelling “they,” everybody makes mistaks!
I needed to maintain a somewhat professional tone in the post but….OH MY GOD THIS IS THE BEST NEWS.
I appreciate that. I thought it was best if I was the one to post it though. They’re a band I really loved writing about, and it’s nice to do something on them one last time (though I’m hoping these guys will be making music in other ways).
I like Salad Days! There’s just other stuff I liked this year more.
That said – as a fellow fan of pinball I’ve really respected Mac DeMarco since I saw him mention his love for Simpsons Pinball Party, which is like a Top 5 (maybe Top 3) table for me.
FTFY: “This wait will be unPallbearerable”
The person who bought the record was Notch, who designed the indie game Minecraft. I don’t think the price must have been too big a deal for him since he’s made about $150 million since his game launched a couple years ago. Still, he must be a pretty big Aphex Twin fan.
True story – My older brother knew a guy who got his house essentially taken over by a gang of Juggalos in Worcester, MA. He was forced to leave while they proceeded to just destroy the place.
Just fixed that. Thanks for the heads up.
So these are my honorable mentions:
Hannah Diamond & A. G. Cook – “Keri Baby”/“Attachment”/“Pink & Blue”
Nmesh – Dream Sequins®
Liars – Mess
Kishi Bashi – Lighght
PUP – PUP