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If you’re heading to The Gorge for Sasquatch! this weekend, you probably already know to check out Sigur Rós, Vampire Weekend, Tame Impala, and other live favorites. But, as with Coachella, there are some hidden gems of the festival that you need to check out. Some are groups on the verge of breaking through, some… More »

With fall on the horizon, we’re escaping a slow summer and shifting into that final, fertile phase of the music year’s release cycle. Which makes it a ripe time to get some perspective on the year, in terms of the big records from past favorites, and here, the bands that have introduced themselves as new… More »

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Geotic – “Flit Around The Rivulets”

When Will Wisenfeld isn’t making dark, skittering electronic music as Baths, he occasionally puts out music under the name Geotic. In July, he released Morning Shore, the first part of what he’s calling the Eon Isle trilogy where “each release [is] sourced entirely from a single instrument.” That album was made with guitars, and the… More »

By: James Rettig / December 12, 2014 - 6:54 pm

Baths Shares, Discusses “Failed” Demos

Will Wiesenfeld, the mastermind behind Baths, is praised for the skittish, twitchy samples and deeply poignant emotion he incorporates into his brand of electronic music. As a musician whose artistic mission is propelled by the chopping and splicing of obscure samples and sounds, Baths has created a sound that is distinctly his own. Like any… More »

By: Ethan Jacobs / November 7, 2014 - 3:41 pm

BATHS – “Disorderly”

Will Wiesenfeld’s project Baths has undergone an incredible evolution over the years. Beginning as another bedroom-pop producer on the charming Cerulean, Baths shifted his sound considerably with last year’s Obsidian, a pitch-black synth-pop record that found his comparisons shift from FlyLo to Xiu Xiu. It was a creative breakthrough and a jumping-off point to a… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 24, 2014 - 12:14 pm

Baths – “Fade White”

Baths’ new track, “Fade White,” is an eerie journey into nothingness. The percussion that sits underneath the quiet intro sounds like creaking floorboards, or canvas pulled taught over a drum head. The track creeps along, moved forward by a purposeful pulsation. Smooth, frictionless falsetto floats overhead — pleading with us to “fade away with me.”… More »

By: Sam Behrens / May 2, 2014 - 1:02 pm

Baths – “Ocean Death”

Baths has a new EP called Ocean Death coming out next month, and today he shared the title track. “Ocean Death” is an appropriate title for a song built from ominous whooshes and foreboding undercurrent. I can almost imagine Ursula from The Little Mermaid dropping it at an underwater rave, although if I remember correctly… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 25, 2014 - 11:13 am

Grizzly Bear – “Will Calls (Baths Remix)”

We already heard Diplo’s remix of Grizzly Bear’s buried-then-excavated “Will Calls (Marfa Demo).” Now here’s another version of the song as filtered through the mind of Will Wiesenfeld, aka Baths. Like the previous remix, this latest take ups the adrenaline of what had been a sublime slow jam, but whereas Diplo turned “Will Calls” into… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 24, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Photos: The Postal Service, Divine Fits, Baths @ Greek Theatre, Los Angeles 7/24/13

After a triumphant return to the stage back in April, the Postal Service finally wove their way to the scenic Greek Theatre in Los Angeles for two nights of nostalgia in support of the tenth anniversary of platinum debut Give Up. Having been on the road for a couple of months, the Postal Service are… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / July 25, 2013 - 4:34 pm

Baths – “Ironworks”

On his 2010 album Cerulean, Will Wiesenfeld, the Californian singer and producer who records as Baths, walked the line between forthright and honest bedroom-pop and murky, blown-out bass music. Next month, he’ll follow up that album with a new song called Obsidian, and though the album track “Ironworks” seems to come from the same ingredient… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 23, 2013 - 12:17 pm

Photos: The Postal Service, Baths @ Grand Sierra Theatre, Reno 4/9/13

The Postal Service delivered the goods for their first show in nine years. Celebrating the tenth anniversary and re-release of their platinum debut album Give Up, Ben Gibbard, Jimmy Tamborello, Jenny Lewis, and Laura Burhenn put together a sparkling sixteen song set with all the electronic bloops and bleeps in their right places. Opening the… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / April 10, 2013 - 9:36 am

Groundislava – “Suicide Mission” (Feat. Baths) Video

This past August, Venice, CA’s Jasper Patterson, aka Groundislava (or Ground Is Lava), released his sophomore LP, Feel Me, which featured the electronic composer teaming with a host of musicians (most of whom are part of the Wedidit Collective, of which Patterson is a member). For Feel Me track “Suicide Mission,” Patterson worked with Baths,… More »

By: Michael Nelson / October 23, 2012 - 2:28 pm

Dntel – “Still” (Feat. Baths) Video (Stereogum Premiere)

The surging track that resulted from the recent Dntel/Baths collaboration now has a video, and it rides a strange, Internet 1.0 feel and features a cell — or something resembling a cell and/or mollusk — breaking loose from its routine. Watch it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / May 30, 2012 - 3:06 pm

Dntel – “Still” (Feat. Baths) (Stereogum Premiere)

Dntel — AKA Jimmy Tamborello, AKA the beatmaking half of Postal Service — will drop a new record this summer, from which we’ve already heard “Bright Night.” Aimlessness features contributions from like-minded standouts Nite Jewel and Baths, and today we’ve the new cut “Still” which features the latter. Stream the surging track below. More »

By: Corban Goble / April 25, 2012 - 1:16 pm

Baths – “I Just Saw” (Raleigh Moncrief Cover)

Baths mastermind Will Wiesenfeld and Sacramento producer and BTW Raleigh Moncrief have a lot in common. They’re both signed to Anticon, and they both straddle the line between Brainfeeder-style bass music and mercurial bedroom-pop. Maybe that’s why Baths decided to record a prettily diffuse cover of Moncrief’s track “I Just Saw.” Below, download both the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 2, 2011 - 2:40 pm

Baths – “Exit The Mine”

Beatmaker Baths dropped a new song on his Soundcloud page that was purportedly composed on an iPad using the Beatmaker2 app this past Saturday. It’s still not the best use of Apple technology in music this year, but it’s pretty good. Check it out. More »

By: Corban Goble / September 6, 2011 - 12:34 pm

Pitchfork Festival 2011: Sunday Recap

Pitchfork Fest’s final day was a scorcher. We’re still recovering, but our tireless photog Graeme Flegenheimer braved the heat to deliver pics of Ariel Pink, Baths, Cut Copy, Deerhunter, How To Dress Well, Kurt Vile, Kylesa, Shabazz Palaces, Superchunk, TV On The Radio, Twin Sister, and Yuck. Sorry, no OFWGKTA. Check out the scenes i… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 18, 2011 - 10:54 am

Baths Cover LCD Soundsystem

The A.V. Club’s Undercover series has a new list of 25 songs for this fresh round of covers. Baths’ Will Wiesenfeld chose LCD Soundsystem’s “All My Friends.” It’s a smart choice because it’s a great and challenging song, and because some of the other choices (i.e., “Tubthumping”) are going to be hard to cover without… More »

By: jessica / March 23, 2011 - 9:55 am

SXSW Friday: Featuring James Blake, Odd Future, Esben & The Witch, Jamie Woon, Mount Kimbie

Click on for some thoughts and sights from a very busy Friday in Austin. Tonight’s the last night here, so if you need some guidance please refer to our list of must-see bands, or our favorite moments from Wednesday and Thursday. And if you’re looking for a way to close out your SXSW, come to… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 19, 2011 - 6:04 pm

32 Must See Bands @ SXSW 2011

Come March every year, the same questions are asked, retreaded thought pieces get pitched: What does it mean to have a music industry festival in the decrepit climate of 2011? Does anyone actually get discovered at SXSW? What’s the point of signing to a label? What happened to that taco truck on Red River near… More »

By: Stereogum / March 16, 2011 - 9:10 am

Baths – “Pop Song”

CMJ 2010 breakout Baths issued another reminder that his beat-based bathos comes less from the hip-hop world than many think with the title on this new tune, posted to his Facebook page yesterday. Titular signifier aside it is structurally only tied for the poppiest thing he’s put forth so far (an honor shared with “You’re… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 28, 2010 - 2:55 pm
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