Nu-ravers-on-the-block and current NME cover stars Late Of The Pier will hit New York on Friday for Pete Tong’s well-stacked Insiders CMJ gig at Irving Plaza. The band will share the stage with Tong, Chilean tech house god Luciano, Soulwax, The Whip, 2manydj’s and more, and we’ve got a pair of tickets to show to give away along with a "special vinyl prize pack" from the group. If you wanna go, sign up for newsletter here and then e-mail email@example.com with the subject “LATE OF THE PIER” and we’ll get at you by the end of the week if you’ve won. To get you amped for the show or even just to get you amped, we’ve nabbed an exclusive remix of LOTP tune “Bathroom Gurgle” from UK maximal dude Tronik Youth. Grab that stuttering electro reworking below and hit the jump for Friday's full flyer.
Sounds like: Yuksek, Curses!, Klaxons
Exclusive Download: Late Of The Pier - Bathroom Gurgle (Tronik Youth Remix)
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Late Of The Pier - The Bears Are Coming (Metronomy Remix)
This track like of reminds me of those Russian dolls- deceiving due to their layers. On first glance, “Shout Out” has got a simple, happy go-luck electro beat that pulses in your head. Then delve a layer within and you'll find the lyrics spun out in hip-hop spoken word form. (Which by the way, sounds as though the vocalist Jon Von Letscher is hyped up on coffee, hence causing him sputter out words with an English accent (the band is from Austin after all).) But then, beneath that vocal layer, there is a whole tundra of intricate sounds: twinkles, whirls, keyboard, lasers. And then just when you get the hang of it, just when the style gets comfortable, just when you start feeling like dancing, the song ends. Thank god for that repeat button.
Sounds Like: Abe Vigoda, Animal Collective, Restiform Bodies
Download: Honey Claws - Shout Out
Honey Claws @ Myspace
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The son of a bassist & vocalist of 60s psych group Country Weather and named after Donovan Leitch, Donovan Quinn was destined to make music - but what kind of music to make? Do you pull a Nelson and go 180 from your Dad's past or do you pull an Albert Hammond Jr. and continue the family tradition? Donovan Quinn went more the later route, first with the Sykgreen Leopards' sunny psych-folk. With his new solo project, Donovan Quinn & the 13th Month, he takes his hazy vocals and pairs them with striped down guitar work, earthy melodies and cleverly descriptive lyrics. This is "American" music - combining folk, pop, ennui, country and sun-dappled psyche into something undeniably Donovan Quinn. He plays at Pianos and the Bell House on Thursday and Cakeshop on Friday, stop by and have a reverie with Donovan.
Sounds Like:Bob Dylan, Phosphorescent, Moon High, Revival Times, Skygreen Leopards
Download: Donovan Quinn & the 13th Month - Sister Alchemy
Download: Donovan Quinn & the 13th Month - Holy Agent
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There's something about the music that comes out of Scandinavia, maybe living in a place so beautiful gets in the blood and makes lovely pop songs. Or maybe just knowing your part of the world delivered ABBA and Roxette is enough to make you want to keep the grand, breezy tradition alive. Norwegian's The Royalties follow in those sparkling footsteps - their debut was nominated for "best pop album" in 07 and the follow up The Lost Royalties is full of pop gems like the 2 we're offering today. Bringing their sunshine filled songs to the States for the first time on this CMJ trip, go see the trio at Fontana's on Friday, Spike Hill on Saturday, or if you're a NYC resident, wait til the craziness passes and go see them on the 30th at Public Assembly.
Sounds Like: Peter, Bjorn & John, Cold War Kids, White Rabbits
Download: The Royalties - My Tower
Download: The Royalties - Music For Cooking With Gas
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In what I imagine is either their just due or another case of festishizing the eighties, Hall & Oates have been getting the nod lately from some current artists. The Chromeo guys appeared on an episode of Live From Daryl’s House—the in-the-studio online video series beamed straight from Daryl Hall’s home studio—and even that tattooed guy from Gym Class Heroes gave them some sweet ups on MTV. I don’t know how many H&O records Brooklyn’s Tigercity or their buds in VHS Or Beta own, but after listening to this remix of Tigercity’s live favorite “Are You Sensation” I would guess it would be more than several. The VOB guys keep the original’s conga loop and yacht rock chorus melodies intact, just adding some fresh disco thump and peeling away some of the squirly keys, giving us this mix that sounds like, well, some Brooklyn dance dudes appearing on an episode of Live From Daryl’s House.
Tigercity are playing two CMJ shows this week:
Tuesday, 10/21 – The Studio @ Webster Hall (10:00PM)
Wednesday, 10/22 – Mercury Lounge (1:00AM [Thursday morning])
Sounds like: Chromeo, Holy Ghost!, Hall & Oates
Download: Tigercity - Are You Sensation (VHS Or Beta Remix)
Tigercity's RCRD LBL Page
"Bottle Up And Go" is born and bred to go with Jack Daniels from the bottle (and a gun shoved down one's sock.) It's the most enticing mix of blues mixed with garage band punk we've heard in a while. Singer/guitarist Keenan Mitchell and fierce drummer Fareed Sajan ain't afraid to make a scene- especially in dark basements- mixing "chain-gang blues, slave-song howls, murder ballads and bootleg whiskey." With a voice similar to Cold War Kids' Nathan Willett on various tracks, Mitchell's voice meanders from screaming to whisky-slurred whispers- while he frets about losing his baby and waking up with a gun in his hand. They're playing CMJ; I'd bring air plugs and a flask.
Bottle Up and Go CMJ Shows:
10/23 - Brooklyn, NY - Europa (Brookyln By Hand Unofficial CMJ Showcase)
10/23 - Manhattan NY - Fontana's (Rebel Group OFFICIAL CMJ Showcase)
10/25 Manhattan NY - Club Rehab (Pull-Out Method Unofficial CMJ Daytime Showcase)
Sound Like: Kings of Leon, Cold War Kids, Butch Walker
Download: Bottle_Up_and_Go - Wayward_Son
Bottle Up and Go @ Myspace
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As NYC music lovers prep for the onslaught of music mania/insomnia otherwise known as CMJ – planning out party-hopping schedules, taking Echinacea and getting one last night of solid sleep, RCRD LBL is revving up for a week of CMJ featured artist posts.
Last week, we gave you a taste of Brooklyn indie electro act, Home Video, a crew who have played around since 2004 (after being originally discovered by Warp) and performed with the likes of Yeasayer, Flying Lotus, Pinback, and His Name Is Alive. This week, we bring you an exclusive sleek, electro jam to help put you in the CMJ mood. Glitchy and dark, it's as though Ladytron did a remix of Cut Copy after reading Edgar Allen Poe.
Home Video CMJ Show:
Wednesday October 22 8pm The Sudio @ Webster Hall 125 E 11st street.
with Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson & Jealous Girlfriends
Sounds Like: Ladytron, Cut Copy, The Presets, Ulrich Schnauss
NYC get psyched! Continuing our annual tradition, the whole fam touches down in NYC on Thursday, October 23rd for the FOOL’S GOLD CMJ SHOWCASE AND ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY!
Grab your advance tickets here to check out Kid Sister (debuting tracks off her new album Dream Date), A-Trak, Treasure Fingers, Jokers Of The Scene, Trackademicks, Nacho Lovers, Sammy Bananas, and Nick Catchdubs, as well as a special DJ set from Fool’s Gold big bro Dave 1 of Chromeo… and perhaps a special guest or two?!?
More info after the jump.
Webster Hall and Scion Present
Fool’s Gold CMJ Showcase & 1 Year Anniversary Party
Thursday, October 23rd
Jokers Of The Scene
19+ / $10 advance tix @ websterhall.com / $20 at door
11pm - 4am
Limited CMJ Badges honored - get there early!
Free admission w/ ticket to early Crystal Castles showcase (stay for both!)