Hopefully by now you’ve heard Smother, the third album from Wild Beasts. As with all their records, it feels like it comes out of nowhere. And as always, I have trouble finding reference points to give people when recommending them (Antony? Talking Heads?). That’s why I asked the band to talk about some of the… More »
I woke up early Thursday to a message from Sasha Grey titled “Sleazy Passed.” She’d sent it at 5:30 AM and said, among other things, “Now I know how people felt when MJ died … I think.” A certain strain of listeners and makers, those following paths moving outside of the usual pop cultural histories,… More »
When we included Games in Stereogum40, we mentioned the Brooklyn duo of Oneohtrix Point Never mastermind Daniel Lopatin and childhood friend Joel Ford of Tigercity were set to release the That We Can Play, an EP filled with their slowed-down R&B-inflected, On The Corner/MIDIfunk/Italo Disco-influenced electro-soul. We posted the chilly “Everything Is Working” with the… More »
Oneohtrix Point Never’s Daniel Lopatin pulled in Antony for this remix of “Returnal,” the title track to his new album. The 7-inch also comes with a remix by Christian Fennesz. Listen to the “Returnal” remix with Antony at P4K. Very elegant.
Avey Tare’s got a solo LP out soon, Deakin is heading out on tour with Paw Tracks’ Sanskrit-chanting psych troupe Prince Rama, all three were on hand for Saturday’s installment of the MoMA WarmUp. The Animal Collective duo and their label signees were DJing and performing, respectively, on a Triangle Records (with an AnCo assist… More »
A couple of months ago MoMA PS1 Director Klaus Biesenbach — the person who organized MoMA’s ridiculously popular Marina Abramović exhibition, among other things — asked me if I’d want to help curate shows for this summer’s Warm Up series at PS1. You may have attended one/more of these Warm Up events in the past… More »
Oneohtrix Point Never is the project of Brooklyn-based vintage synthesizer/electronics whiz Daniel Lopatin. He’s released most of his albums on No Fun and there’s a certain subtle noisiness folded into the approach. The fourth collection Returnal, which arrives via Mego, brushes through the collapsing feedback and distended howling of opener “Nil Admirari,” though, to that… More »