Voxhaul Broadcast Release Video, Tour Dates

Silverlake’s Voxhaul Broadcast look to support their debut album, Timing is Everything, produced by Tom Biller (Silversun Pickups, Seawolf, Liars), by touring with Rooney. Following their dates with Rooney, Voxhaul Broadcast will be joined by The Airborne Toxic Event. The quartet have also released a video for the album opener, “Leaving on the Fifth.”

VOXHAUL BROADCAST TOUR DATES:
May 9 – Philadelphia, PA – The Trocadero – w/ The Airborne Toxic Event
May 11 – Boston, MA – House Of Blues – w/ The Airborne Toxic Event
May 12 – Montreal, QC – La Tulipe – w/ The Airborne Toxic Event
May 13 – Toronto, ONT – The Opera House – w/ The Airborne Toxic Event
May 14 – Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues Cleveland – w/ The Airborne Toxic Event
May 15 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall – w/ The Airborne Toxic Event
May 17 – Minneapolis, MN – The Varsity Theater – w/ The Airborne Toxic Event
May 18 – Chicago, IL – Metro – w/ The Airborne Toxic Event
May 19 – Chicago, IL – Metro – w/ The Airborne Toxic Event
May 20 – Kansas City, MO – The Beaumont Club – w/ The Airborne Toxic Event
May 22 – Austin, TX – La Zona Rosa – w/ The Airborne Toxic Event
May 24 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse – w/ The Airborne Toxic Event
May 26 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room – w/ The Airborne Toxic Event
May 27 – Orlando, FL – The Social – w/ The Airborne Toxic Event
June 1 – Salt Lake City, UT – Club Sound – w/ The Airborne Toxic Event
June 2 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre – w/ The Airborne Toxic Event
June 15 – Reno, NV – Knitting Factory – w/ The Airborne Toxic Event
June 16 – Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades – w/ The Airborne Toxic Event

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MUTE Announces Lineup For Short Circuit Festival At The Roundhouse, London

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As part of the annual Short Circuit Electronic Music Festival, Mute Records will curate two days of performances and installation at London’s historic The Roundhouse. The label is pleased to announce the first details of the artists to be showcased on May 13-14, with further festival announcements to follow in the coming weeks.

The two-day event will feature performances and unique collaborations from Mute artists past, present, and future- alongside DJs, talks, workshops, screenings, and installations. A celebration of Mute’s unique and influential work as both label and publisher, the occasion will see all of The Roundhouse’s public spaces open together for the very first time.

Founded by Daniel Miller in 1978, Mute Records has since signed and developed some of the world’s most influential recording artists, including Depeche Mode, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Yazoo, Goldfrapp, Erasure, Moby, and Richard Hawley – quickly becoming home to a crop of both emerging and steadfast talent.

While maintaining an incredibly eclectic roster, from the earliest days of The Normal, Fad Gadget, and DAF, through to the techno era with artists such as Plastikman/Richie Hawtin, and Speedy J, and to the present day with hybrid electronic artists such as Yeasayer and S.C.U.M, the label has always been one of the foremost champions of electronic music.

SHORT CIRCUIT FESTIVAL 2011

FRIDAY MAY 13th

LIVE

RECOIL

NITZER EBB

RICHARD H. KIRK

CARTER TUTTI with Nik Void

NON

THE BALANESCU QUARTET

POLE

T.RAUMSCHMIERE

THOMAS FEHLMANN

THOMAS BRINKMANN

KOMPUTER

DJ

DANIEL MILLER

SATURDAY MAY 14th

LIVE

ERASURE AND SPECIAL GUESTS

THE RESIDENTS

LAIBACH

LIARS

ALISON MOYET (SPECIAL GUEST)

S.C.U.M

POPPY AND THE JEZEBELS

SFT AND MIRA CALIX

BIG DEAL

JAMES BROOKS

PETER GREGSON

DJ

DANNY BRIOTTET

IRMIN SCHMIDT AND KUMO play The Sound Of Can – CAN ARCHIVES SPECIAL

FILMS

MARK STEWART ‘ON/OFF’ (2009)

AN EXCLUSIVE NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS FILM BY IAIN FORSYTH AND JANE POLLARD WITH MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED

TALKS

GARETH JONES ON PRODUCING MUTE ARTISTS,

STEFAN BETKE (AKA POLE) ‘AN INTRODUCTION INTO THE SCIENCE OF MASTERING’

PLUS MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED

INSTALLATIONS – MAY 13th + 14th

SCHNEIDERS BEURO

FLIES, GUYS AND CHOIRS

FELIX’S MACHINES

Mute Talks Restructure


After returning to being independent after reaching an agreement with EMI Music, Mute has released details of their new structure. Led by Daniel Miller, Mute will be comprised of the record label, publishing company and a new artist/producer management company. Angie Somerside is returning to Mute as Group MD and will be starting up the new artist management company. The new company has already received new signings, including Junip, Josh T. Pearson and S.C.U.M. Mute’s NY office is currently working with such artists as Moby, Liars, Fever Ray and Paul van Dyk, to name a few. Andrew King continues to take charge of the publishing company and Mute’s NY office will be headed by General Manager, Mark Fotiadis, who will work closely with the UK company in publishing and managment deals.

Album Review: Weekend – “Sports”

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It’s not too often that the word “subtle” can be used when describing a noise rock band, but “subtle” is exactly what went through my head while listening to Weekend’s Slumberland debut-LP, Sports. The San Francisco trio is quickly gaining popularity, after a year of touring with such bands as Japandroids and A Place To Bury Strangers. The ten song collection of Sports excels in finding nuance within their wall of sound. Although all of the typical elements of noise rock are present—reverb guitars, droning vocals, hammering percussion, and washes of ambient and static sound—Weekend chooses not to use all of these elements continuously.

“Coma Summer” and “Youth Haunts” open the album with the kind of frenetic energy Weekend is gaining notoriety for in their live act, throwing rhythm and guitars at the listener in a frenetic, although not completely aggressive way. Creating this maelstrom of sound over two tracks gives Weekend the room to back off on the volume later on, and become more introspective and lyrical in the middle of the disc. “Monday Morning” is emblematic of exactly what the title states; a slower guitar beat combines with layers of vocals, making a dark snapshot of a grey start to the work week—full of longing (or even regret) for the lost reverie of the weekend. And although snippets of lyrics can be heard in tracks like “Age Class,” where lead singer Shaun Darkin repeatedly sobs “There’s something in our blood,” Sports is not an album that propels its personal message through words. Atmosphere is the main language of the music at hand, and Weekend takes you through incredibly fluid changes in texture throughout the album, making the music feel like a mix of both a summer trip to the beach and the soundtrack of your worst nightmare. The music is both insular and exposed, and all kinds of beautiful.

Many critics are making the obvious comparisons between Weekend and other post-punk outfits: My Bloody Valentine, Joy Division, Sonic Youth, and The Jesus & Mary Chain. Despite having very credible similarities, I couldn’t help thinking of more recent influences, like Liars’ self-titled album, and the earliest work of Sigur Rós, Von, while listening to Sports. These groups, like Weekend, craft music of sweeping crescendo and silences that coax the ear, rather than beating it into submission. Their diversity of sound ultimately makes for a more haunting and satisfying work. At best, Weekend are helping to pave the way to producing craftier and more nuanced versions of the popular post-punk sound, and at worst, they have just made a really, really good album.

Liars Head to Canada-And No, We’re Not Lying!

liarsThe American trio, Liars, might not need another visa stamp in their passports, but that’s not gonna stop them from going over to Canada with a new digital EP in tow.

It will be the first trip to Canada in three years for the dance-punk outfit and will even include a performance at Pop Montreal.
Their new EP Live At Shepherd’s Bush Empire will be exclusively released via iTunes on September 28th (hey thats today!). The EP will be the first new music that the band will release since their 2009 album Sisterworld. And coming in October, the band will release a new single Proud Evolution as its own single with six accompanying tracks.
Lve at Shepherds Bush Empire will be released on today, followed by Proud Evolution on October 19th.

Tour Dates:
9/29/10 – Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON
9/30/10 – Le National – Pop Montreal (Headline)
10/1/10 – Ritual – Ottawa, ON
10/2/10 – This Aint Hollywood – Hamilton, ON
10/3/10 ¬– Roosevelt Park – Detroit, MI