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Stream Simian Mobile Disco Whorl

The British dance duo Simian Mobile Disco recorded Whorl, their new album, live, in real time, at an outdoor venue in the California desert. Both members of the group had one analog synth and one sequencer each, and they did the whole thing with a few hundred fans looking on. This is a high-stress work… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 8, 2014 - 9:52 am

Simian Mobile Disco – “Dervish”

Earlier this year, Simian Mobile Disco announced their plans to strip their dance music to its rawest elements — their new album, Whorl, would be recorded live on modular synth … in the desert. They’ve already released the album’s first single, “Tangents,” and now you can hear the heady grooves of “Dervish,” a track that… More »

By: Miles Bowe / July 29, 2014 - 3:48 pm

Simian Mobile Disco – “Tangents” Video

A few weeks ago we heard “Tangents,” the pulsating new song from Simian Mobile Disco’s upcoming fourth album, and now there are some interesting visuals to go along with it. They were created by visual collaborators Jack Featherstone and Hans Lo by “feeding live generated digital content through an oscilloscope, filming the oscilloscope’s screen, the… More »

By: James Rettig / July 16, 2014 - 12:27 pm

Simian Mobile Disco – “Tangents (Radio Edit)”

British electronic duo Simian Mobile Disco live up to the “mobile” fragment of their name. Known for their analog production style, they recorded their fourth studio album, Whorl, live in the California desert, with a modular synth and a sequencer apiece. With “Tangents,” the first single off the album, Simian Mobile Disco persists in escorting… More »

By: Sadaaf Mamoon / July 1, 2014 - 11:40 am

Watch A Teaser For Simian Mobile Disco’s New Album Whorl, Recorded Live In The Desert

You don’t necessarily think of dance music as a live medium, but the two members of the British duo Simian Mobile Disco might beg to differ. For their new album Whorl, the duo decided to tap into some deep essence of what they do, recording the entire LP live in real time, using one modular… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 18, 2014 - 10:15 am

Simian Mobile Disco – “Snake Bile Wine” Video

With last year’s “Tong Zi Dan,” Simian Mobile Disco resumed their trend of making songs inspired by obscure dishes from around the world — which started in 2010 with Delicacies — and now they have a new one. Snake bile wine, the beverage, is exactly what it sounds like, where the gall bladder of a… More »

By: Miles Bowe / January 27, 2014 - 10:43 am

Trent Reznor Shares Nine Inch Nails’ Seed Eight (Remix 2014 EP), Will Score Gone Girl

Today is launch day for Beats Music, the new streaming music service for which Trent Reznor serves as creative chief. (Read our impressions of the app here.) The Nine Inch Nails frontman is doing his part to get people to sign up by streaming a new remix EP, titled Seed Eight, there exclusively. It feature… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / January 21, 2014 - 12:30 pm

Simian Mobile Disco – “Tong Zi Dan”

Simian Mobile Disco’s 2010 album Delicacies named each of its tracks after obscure food dishes like some mash up of techno and Bizarre Foods With Andrew Zimmern. Tracks like “Hákarl” and “Thousand Year Egg” were good examples of the culinary obsessions that went alone with their brand of techno. Now they have a new single,… More »

By: Miles Bowe / October 7, 2013 - 10:47 am

Simian Mobile Disco & Bicep – “Sacrifice” Video

Simian Mobile Disco and fellow electronic duo Bicep link up for the house-imbued “Sacrifice.” The video is equally as soothing as the cut, a rolling clip of greyscale animation, almost like a slideshow of deconstructed DNA helixes that move with the beat. Check it out below. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / May 28, 2013 - 5:29 pm

S.S. Coachella Jamaica Diary & Photos

The S.S. Coachella sailed from Fort Lauderdale, FL to Jamaica and back between 12/19 and 12/23, along the way featuring performances from Pulp, Hot Chip, Yeasayer, and many more. Andrew Youssef was on hand to document the cruise for Stereogum. His diary is below. Check out his photos in the gallery. More »

By: Andrew Youssef / December 26, 2012 - 3:15 pm

Report & Photos From FYF Fest 2012

Ever since I was old enough to complain, my dad took great pleasure in the act of dragging my always-resistant ass to music festivals. A summer full of glorious music for him meant a summer full of unstifled groans from me. His taste in music back then — folk, folk, and nothing but folk –… More »

By: Aaron Lariviere / September 4, 2012 - 4:52 pm

Simian Mobile Disco – “A Form Of Change”

British dance duo Simian Mobile Disco released their Unpatterns album earlier this year, and this fall they’ll follow it up with A Form Of Change, an EP with four tracks culled from the Unpatterns sessions. The EP’s title track is a haunted but relaxed seven minutes of music, and it drifts from ambient to smoothed-out… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 9, 2012 - 12:18 pm

S.S. Coachella Lineup 2012

The rumored Coachella cruise is on, scheduled for two voyages — a three-day trip aboard the Celebrity Silhouette to the Bahamas and a four-day trip to Jamaica (both cruises will leave from Fort Lauderdale). The lineup features Pulp, Hot Chip, Sleigh Bells, James Murphy, Girl Talk, Yeasayer, Grimes, Cloud Nothings and more, as well a… More »

By: Corban Goble / July 17, 2012 - 4:48 pm

Simian Mobile Disco – “Your Love Ain’t Fair” Video

Simian Mobile Disco’s new video for “Your Love Ain’t Fair” is in the same aesthetic territory as their clip for “Seraphim,” but this clip is more fixated on pulsating lights, lights that are syncopated to the rhythm of the jam. Laurence Stephens directs. Watch it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / June 20, 2012 - 4:49 pm

Progress Report: Simian Mobile Disco

Name: Simian Mobile Disco
Progress Report: James Ford and Jas Shaw talk about the making of Unpatterns and the complexities of touring as an electronic act.

Simian Mobile Disco are currently touring the world in support of their third proper full-length album, Unpatterns. Having established themselves as one of the world’s finest… More »

By: Corban Goble / June 14, 2012 - 12:40 pm

Stream Simian Mobile Disco Unpatterns

This week, British dance duo Simian Mobile Disco return with their new album Unpatterns. Years removed from the blog-house zeitgeist that birthed them, SMD are now all-in on near-minimal instrumental electro blips and bleeps. We’ve already posted videos for “Seraphim” and “Put Your Hands Together,” and now we’ve got a stream of the entire album… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 16, 2012 - 3:50 pm

Simian Mobile Disco – “Put Your Hands Together” Video

Simian Mobile Disco’s newest video for “Put Your Hands Together” — we already saw the clip for “Seraphim” — is a mesmerizing clip for the geometrically inclined, or maybe just the stoned. Hans Lo designs/directs. Watch below. More »

By: Corban Goble / April 26, 2012 - 4:14 pm

Simian Mobile Disco – “Seraphim” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Characters get locked into their compulsive behaviors in the new clip for British dance duo Simian Mobile Disco’s “Seraphim,” a cut from their forthcoming Unpatterns. Watch the video below, and while you’re there, nab the MP3 and scan Simian Mobile Disco’s newly posted tour dates. More »

By: Corban Goble / April 10, 2012 - 10:22 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

The video I keep thinking about this week isn’t one of the ones on this list; it’s “Ill Manors,” from the British rapper Plan B, and it’s almost a month old at this point. The clip includes images from last year’s London riots, as well as a whole lot more footage that’s explicitly meant to… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 30, 2012 - 2:41 pm

Simian Mobile Disco – “Seraphim”

Last month, we posted “Fourteenth Principles,” an early and introductory track from Unpatterns, the new album from British dance duo Simian Mobile Disco. And now the jerky midtempo jam “Seraphim,” the LP’s first original single, has surfaced online. It’s a more restrained attack than we’re used to hearing these two, but it bumps nonetheless. Stream… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 5, 2012 - 11:41 am
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