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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 »

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 »

This week’s clips from Arcade Fire, Rokysopp, Simian Mobile Disco, No Joy, and White Lies show off what’s possible when your videos don’t have to fit particular television formats and time limits. The suburban dystopias in Rokysopp’s and Arcade Fire’s extended videos are a little long and a little much for TV, especially with the… More »

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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…
Tom Breihan | September 8, 2014 - 9:52 am
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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…
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 visual…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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
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…
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,
Andrew Youssef | December 26, 2012 - 3:15 pm
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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…
Aaron Lariviere | September 4, 2012 - 4:52 pm
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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,…
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 tri…
Corban Goble | July 17, 2012 - 4:48 pm
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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 i…
Corban Goble | June 20, 2012 - 4:49 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…
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…
Corban Goble | April 26, 2012 - 4:14 pm
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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.
Corban Goble | April 10, 2012 - 10:22 am

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…
Tom Breihan | March 5, 2012 - 11:41 am
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