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Gatekeeper – “Serpent (Brenmar Club Mix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

As mentioned when posting the “Chains” video, Brooklyn-via-Chicago “horror disco” duo (and Games pals) Gatekeeper’s excellent Giza EP is a dark, dank, at times heavy industrial/club/italo disco-tinged collection. This remix of standout “Serpent” by NYC house producer/These Are Powers member Brenmar offers the intense original a little levity — less claustrophobic stomp, more icy dance… More »

By: brandon / November 22, 2010 - 10:43 am

Warm Up 2010 At MoMA PS1 Schedule

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 »

By: brandon / June 28, 2010 - 11:00 am

Insound 10th Anniversary W/ These Are Powers/Cymbals Eat Guitars/Suckers/Drums/Real Estate @ Brooklyn Bowl 8/27/09

Online retailer Insound celebrated its tenth year in business with an impressive line-up of local music and an unimpressive display of hipster bowling skillz (though they can blame that on the free beer). Suckers were the not-that-surprise performers, joining fellow Band To Watch Real Estate, The Drums, Cymbals Eat Guitars, and These Are Powers. Peggy… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 28, 2009 - 3:30 pm

New These Are Powers Video – “Easy Answers”

The concept behind the Jacqueline Castel-directed video for “Easy Answers,” the opening track on These Are Powers’ All Aboard Future, is more interesting than the song itself:

The video […] was jointly inspired by the annual Ghost Festival held every August in China and the Chinese folkloric tradition of burning joss paper after the… More »

By: brandon / June 18, 2009 - 10:33 am

Islands And Annuals And Jicks: Siren Fest 2008 In Photos

I couldn’t make Siren Festival this year and Amrit and Brandon were at Pitchfork, so … how was it? Based on the photographic display from Kyle Dean Reinford I guess sweaty? How was the sound? Did you shoot the freak? After the jump, pics of every act who played the festival, along with some scenery… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 21, 2008 - 2:58 am

SXSW: Wednesday Featured Showcases

You don’t need us to tell you that if you want to see R.E.M. tonight you should have started lining up at Stubb’s two days ago. Also you know how big these SXSW crowds are getting every year. The best bet for the sake of your legs — and for the sake of not standing… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 9, 2008 - 1:59 pm