As we reported this morning, new Boards of Canada was coming. So now, at long last, listen to the first single from their new album since 2005 after the jump. It’s called “Reach for the Dead” and it’s glacial with an ominous thumping, bleeding into a synth that might fit well in a car chase scene in Drive.
UPDATE: Now complete with a video. Listen AND watch below.
Oh snap folks! It’s a holiday weekend! That means if you’re not getting the eff out of dodge, you’d better find some cool stuff to do. If you’re anything like me, you’re seeking that post-GoogaMooga fix. I’m always so bummed at the end of a great music festival. For one, there’s so much hype building up to it, and then it seems to fly by in a matter of moments. The other reason being that I never spend less than a small fortune on red wine and fancy carnival food. If you’re feeling sad, broke, or both, have no worries. It would appear that there are plenty of events to help ease that blow to your enthusiasm and bank account this weekend.
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The folks at MoMA PS1 just unveilved the full schedule for their 2013 season, which begins on June 29 and will run every Saturday until September 7. We’ve got a handy guide to all of their shows for ya. This is one of our favorite events of the summer, and this year’s highlights include Majical Cloudz, Liars, Ratking, Mr. Muthafuckin eXquire and IO Echo.
Tickets are $15 advance and $18 at the door, unless you’re a MoMA member or a Long Island City resident with proof of residency in ZIP codes 11101 and 11109. Tickets are on sale on Wednesday, June 5 at 12 p.m.
Here’s a sneak peak at this year’s art installation.
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Thus is the name of the upcoming 2nd Washed Out album. Details after the jump.
One would guess it would be a full version of the track the freaky Scottish electro duo looped with a video on a street in Tokyo yesterday (see below), but really, who knows with this album hype cycle? Whatever happens, this is one of the albums I’m most pumped about this year.
FACT Magazine is reporting that the new music will debut on Zane Lowe’s show on BBC1 Radio. It airs at 2 p.m. here in New York. You can tune in online.
It’s official, I have even more of a lady boner for CHVRCHES’ Lauren Mayberry than before. The Scottish born Mayberry takes Rage Against The Machine‘s aggressive, angsty 90′s anthem “Killing In The Name”, and transforms it into something delicate and beautiful. Take a listen below.
While Hurricane Sandy wreaked considerable havoc on the the Rockaway peninsula, at least part of the boardwalk has been restored. Unfortunately, Fort Tilden remains closed and should remain closed for the entire season, and there’s still a two mile stretch of boardwalk that remains decimated. The rebuilding continues, but hey the beach is still there and Rockaway Taco is open!
The A train remains under construction as the MTA works to build a sea wall to protect the tracks which run directly over Jamaica Bay, so it’s currently pretty difficult to get to the Rockaways. Service is expected to return on May 30, but the MTA isn’t exactly known for meeting deadlines.
Fortunately, Rockabus is back for a second season of affordable elementary school field tripwave (but with flasks) bus rides to the peninsula, with several improvements.
As we previously reported, the CBGB Festival will return this year from October 9-13 for a second run through Midtown and Brooklyn (and some LES spots too, probably.) No bands have been announced yet, but early bird badges are currently on sale and will remain so until July 1. The early bird badge for film screenings and music showcases is just $50, and the price will increase to $75 thereafter, or $100 for walk-up badges which will be available during the festival.
Next Saturday, June 1, we’re going to get vibey as fuck over at Body Actualized Center for our electro-pop showcase POP 5D, headlined by Rush Midnight, former Twin Shadow bassist Russ Manning’s electro-pop outfit and featuring sets from Sofa Club, Lingerie and Nicky Sparkles.