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News splash # 13

September 29th, 2010

Rewards (Aaron Pfenning of Chairlift) Announces Tour with Brandon Flowers, We Are Scientists

Cloudland Canyon Premieres “No One Else Around” On Altered Zones / The Weekly Tape Deck / Announce US Dates With Bear In Heaven / Fin Eaves Out Now On Holy Mountain Records

Victoire‘s   “Cathedral City” Out Today, Free MP3 ft. Bryce Dessner of The National

Active Child and School of Seven Bells Release Limited Edition 7″ on Lefse Records

Les Savy Fav Announce East Coast Shows, Play Pop Montreal / “Root For Ruin” Out Now To Rave Reviews On Frenchkiss Records

Violens premieres new video, announces CMJ shows & US Tour dates

Gang of Four: Free mp3 download

Fujiya & Miyagi To Release “Ventriloquizzing“, Premiere New Track On Pitchfork, Fourth LP Out January 25th On Yep Roc Records

The Ting Tings: Exciting new collaboration to be announced, brand new teaser of unheard track – ‘We’re Not The Same’ exclusive

Brian Wilson “Songwriter 1962 – 1969” on DVD 11/23

The Octopus Project new album, tour dates


Hexadecagon

September 6th, 2010

Minimal composers Terry Riley and Steve Reich were the inspiring force behind Austin-based group The Octopus Project venture Hexadecagon, debuted as a live performance and soon to be released in album form October 26, 2010 on Peek-A-Boo Records.

Using custom electronics (The Bend Matrix) and pushing existing software (Ableton Live, VDMX, OSCulator) to its limits, they arranged eight speakers in a circle around the audience, with the audience surrounding the band at the center, accompanied by eight synchronized video projections, designed by Austin digital artist Wiley Wiggins.

The Octopus Project performed Hexadecagon live twice to over-capacity crowds during SXSW 2010to emphatically positive reception. USA Today ranked the performance one of its top five shows of SXSW.

The band spent the next two months recording in their Austin home studio and mixing in Dallas withJohn Congleton (St. Vincent, Explosions In the Sky, Clinic, The Walkmen). Listen to Toneloop


News splash #1

August 27th, 2010

The Acorn Camps Out with Megafaun, Four Tet and Others, Prepares for Extensive Fall Tour.

Blood Red Shoes Announce U.S. Fall Tour, Play CMJ, Fire Like This Out October 5th On V2 Records/Nice Music Group.

Craig Wedren of Shudder To Think Confirms Inaugural One-Man Solo Tour with Greg Dulli This Fall

DD/MM/YYYY sign to Geoff Barrow’s Invada Records for Europe, announce tour with Women + Daytrotter Session.

Houses preps debut full length for Lefse, premieres music video & collaborates with Teen Daze.

Karen Elson Video for “The Truth Is In The Dirt” To Premiere on VanityFair.com from Midnight Tonight.

Dead confederate premiers video for “runfrom the gun”.

FYF Fest announces schedule, plus Back To School Special & Matador 21 raffle.

The Acorn go on tour, release remix record.

Motorifik’s Phil Kay Reveals Exclusive Detailed Tracklisting For Secret Things, Debut Side Project From Working For A Nuclear Free City‘s Phil Kay, Out November 9th On Modern Language Recordings.

Beats Antique Reveal Blind Threshold LP Details, Featuring Guest Artists John Popper, Lynx, Eva Salina, Out October 12th On Antique Records, On US Tour Now, Play 4 US Festivals This Fall! Austin City Limits, Earthdance, Decibel, & Harvest Fest.

Katie Costello Set To Release “The City In Me” EP.

Exit Calm to release brand new EP ‘Don’t Look Down’ on 4th October 2010.

Chocolate Genius Inc. Performs On WNYC NPR Soundcheck, Look Out For Studio 360 Performance With Kurt Anderson, Swansongs Out September 14th On One Little Indian, U.S. Tour To Come.

Dominant Legs share new MP3, live video, debut EP out now.

Miami horror releases surreal video for “I look to you” featuring Kimbra.

Pete Yorn launches new album with New York and LA headlining and appearance at Austin city limits festival

Deer Tick announces Fall tour dates, shares  new MP3

Cymbals Eat Guitars Extend US Dates With The Thermals, Premiere AV Club Live Video Covering Superchunk, Why There Are Mountains Out Now On Sister’s Den Records

Bjork: ‘The comet song’, available September 6th 2010

Starfucker signs to Polyvinyl, plans tour with the Octopus project and releases “Julius” single


Hexagon

August 22nd, 2010

Cant wait for the October Peek A Boo records release of Hexagon, The octopus project live venture, inspired by Steve Reich and Terry Reily. the band used custom electronics (The Bend Matrix) and software (Ableton Live, VDMX, OSCulator)and pushed it`s use to its limits. Ultimately, they arranged eight speakers in a circle around the audience, with the audience surrounding the band at the center, accompanied by eight synchronized video projections, designed by Austin digital artist Wiley Wiggins. Take a listen to previous albums  and enjoy our colorful than ever graphics. You could check them out while touring at a venue near you:

The Octopus Project Tour Dates:

09/29 – Little Rock, AR @ Juanita’s

09/30 – Shreveport, LA @ The Collective

10/01 – Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree

10/02 – Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn

10/04 – Knoxville, TN @ Pilot Light

10/05 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506

10/06 – Washington DC @ DC9

10/07 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie

10/08 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Wllmsbrg

10/09 – New Haven, CT @ Cafe Nine

10/10 – Cambridge, MA @ TT the Bears

10/11 – Montreal, QC @ Casa Del Popolo

10/12 – Toronto, ON @ Wrongbar

10/13 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Garfield Artworks

10/14 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop

10/15 – Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge

10/16 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club

10/19 – Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s

10/20 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater

10/22 – San Francisco, CA @ Great Am. Music Hall

10/23 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex

10/24 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah

10/25 – Tucson, AZ @ Plush

10/29 – Asheville, NC @ Moogfest (*)

All shows with Starfucker (except *)


Bighassle media at SXSW

March 4th, 2010

 

Acrylics Brooklyn-based Acrylics’ debut EP, All the Fire, is produced by Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear and is the first release on he and Ethan Silverman’s label Terrible Records. Check out their Pitchfork “Rising” feature.
Wed. 3/17 – SESAC DAY STAGE Convention Center TBC-1-3 and Live Broadcast
Wed. 3/17 – Peckerheads, The Music Slut Day Party – 4pm
Wed. 3/17 – Plush – 7:30pm
Fri. 3/19 – Hype Machine, VICE – 1:45pm
Fri. 3/19 – Gibson Room, Cantora Showcase – 9pm
Sat. 3/20 – Urban Outfitters – 12:45pm
Sat. 3/20 – Moose Lodge, La Snacks – 4:30pm

ARMS “[Brooklyn-based] ARMS is a one-man pop confectionary machine created by Todd Goldstein (of Harlem Shakes)… ARMS’ debut has already been warmly embraced in the UK, but now those in need of swoon-appropriate melancholy-pop can finally get their paws on this little gem.” – Interview Magazine
Thu. 3/18 – Club Primos, La Snacks – 5:30pm
Thu. 3/18 – Galaxy Room, Hardly Art Showcase – 7:30pm
Sat. 3/20 – Pianos Day Party – TBA

CasiokidsNorwegian group sign to Polyvinyl for their US debut! “My favourite Norwegian discovery, Casiokids (…) switch styles so much that it’s hard to really pin them down–variables include high, winsome vocals, rubbery 8-bit melodies, dancey backing tracks, slashy post-punk guitars, [and] a multi-media stage show…” –Pitchfork
Sat. 3/13 – New York, NY – Pianos w/Spleen United
Sun. 3/14 – Brooklyn, NY – Littlefield w/The Megaphonic Thrift, Spleen United, The Good The Bad
Tue. 3/16 – The Mohawk, Media Temple Party
Wed. 3/17 – Epoch Coffee [221 W. North Loop Blvd.], Austin Pet Care Awareness Stage-1:10pm
Wed. 3/17 – Creekside Lounge, Shout It Out Loud Party – 4pm
Wed. 3/17 – Plush, Giant Steps Party – 6pm
Thu. 3/18 – The Red House Pizzeria, Moshi Moshi Party-12pm
Thu. 3/18 – Cedar Street Courtyard, Filter Magazine Party-3pm
Sat. 3/20 – Galaxy Room, Polyvinyl Showcase – 10pm

CFCF – Montreal-based DJ and electronic artist CFCF (aka Michael Silver) “resurrects ’80s keys and synths, modifying them into a hybrid of sturdy structure mixed with vintage minor chord melody.”- The Fader
Wed. 3/17 – Epoch Coffee [221 W. North Loop Blvd.], Austin Pet Care Awareness Stage – 12:45 pm
Thu. 3/18 – The Fader Stage – 5pm-8pm
Thu. 3/18 – Speakeasy, Paper Bag Records Official SXSW Showcase – 8pm-2am
Fri. 3/19 – Dub Frequency Lounge -1:30pm
Fri. 3/19 – Vice Magazine Party – 5:30pm
Sat. 3/20 – NYLON Magazine Party – 9pm

Class Actress – “Unabashedly slick electro-pop beats juxtaposed with coy, romantically depressed vocals courtesy of star-in-the-making Elizabeth Harper.” – (Cover Story) Brooklyn’s Sonic Boom – The 40 Songs That Define the Sound – New York Magazine
Read her “Pitchfork Rising” feature here.
Wed. 3/17 – Creekside Lounge – w/ Casiokids, Shout Out Out Out Out – 4pm
Thu. 3/18 – Canvas Bar, Midwasteland Party – TBA
Fri. 3/19 – The Hideout Café w/ Eisley -1:30pm
Fri. 3/19 –  Lose Control, Vice w/ French Horn Rebellion, Toro Y Moi, Delorean – TBA
Sat. 3/20 – The Phoenix, Rob Da Bank Showcase – 8:50pm

The Golden Filter – “an infectious slice of shimmering disco beats, sparkling synth melodies and breathy disaffected vocals.” – Pitchfork
Thu. 3/18 – Urban Outfitters + Windish Agency Presents (2406 Gaudalupe St) – 3pm
Fri. 3/19 – Mexican Summer x Gorilla vs. Bear – Klub Krucial – 5.15pm
Fri. 3/19 – Official SXSW Showcase – Emo’s Junior – 8pm

Little Girls – “REVELATION! …these are jams–check them out, and if you’re down, envelop yourself in the Little Girls explosion…” – The Fader
Thu. 3/18 – Speakeasy, Paper Bag Records Showcase – 10pm
Fri. 3/19 – Paradise on 6th, M for Montreal – 12:25pm
Fri. 3/19 – The Blind Pig, Rooftop Riot – 2:10 pm
Sat. 3/20 – Club Primos, Parade of Flesh – 4pm

The Megaphonic Thrift – Members of Casiokids + The Low Frequency In Stereo and one of AOL Spinner’s “Five Scandinavian Acts You Need To Hear Now.” “Remember this band name. In fact, write it down now. The next step up the ladder from A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS, mixing MBV with SONIC YOUTH, but basically a cat caught in a ceiling fan comes close to describing the shear furious and glorious noise that makes up The Megaphonic Thrift from Bergen, Norway.” –Future Sounds
Sun. 3/14 – Brooklyn, NY – Littlefield w/Spleen United, The Good The Bad, Casiokids – 2pm
Mon. 3/15 – New York, NY – Oya/Oh My Rockness SXSW Send-Off – Santos Party House – 8pm
Wed. 3/17 – Lose Control party – 12am
Wed. 3/17 – Official Showcase, Habana Calle – 11pm
Thu. 3/18 – Cedar Street Courtyard, Filter Magazine Party w/Casiokids, Serena Maneesh – 11:05am
Thu. 3/18 – Shangri-La, Future Sounds Party – 5pm

The Octopus Project – Austin locals The Octopus Project will be debuting a one-of-a-kind one-day-only literal “surround sound” immersion experience with original music and video called HEXADECAGON. First come first serve and badge not required so get there early!
Fri. 3/19 – Whole Foods rooftop (free show) – 7:30pm
Fri. 3/19 – Whole Foods rooftop (free show) – 9pm

Seabear – Icelandic septet’s US touring debut is not to be missed!! “Seabear sounds like nothing you want to keep to yourself (…) rolling out hushed, percolating songs about dreamless sleep and punching holes in the sun.” –Paste “Emergent Artist
Wed. 3/17 – Epoch Coffee [221 W. North Loop Blvd.], Austin Pets Alive Fundraiser Party – 6:25pm
Thu. 3/18 – Scoot Inn, Baeble Music Party – 1pm
Thu. 3/18 – The Hideout – Official Showcase – 1am
Sat. 3/20 – Tim Ranch Artspace – 2:40pm

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THE OCTOPUS PROJECT DEBUT HEXADECAGON AT SXSW 2010

February 24th, 2010

The Octopus project:…”We’re tremendously excited to announce the project we’re knee-deep in creating right now…

As you may have guessed from the title of this web page, it’s called HEXADECAGON. That’s the geometrical term for a sixteen-sided object, and we chose it because the show we’re working on is being written for an eight-channel sound and eight-channel video system: a sixteen-sided audiovisual panorama!

The eight speakers will be set up in a circle surrounding the audience, who will in turn be surrounding us (the band), set up in the middle of the whole shebang with eight images projected overhead. With this setup in mind, we can send all or part of the music spinning around in a circle or jumping from point to point across the space, or put completely different elements in each speaker, putting you and us in the middle of a crazy array of sounds. Add to that the video, which can run in tight synchronization with the sounds (following them around the circle) or behave completely differently, and the possibilities are endless! We’re having a blast inventing these songs, building the electronics (the Bend Matrix from 4MS Pedals pictured above) / working with the software (Ableton Live, VDMX, OSCulator) we need to make this happen, and shooting the video (our pal Wiley Wiggins is running the video department – thanks, Wiley!).

And maybe the best part is that the show will be FREE! We’re doing two performances on Friday, March 19 on the rooftop plaza of Whole Foods at 6th & Lamar. This is during SXSW, but you won’t need a badge or wristband or anything, and it will definitely be all ages. Capacity is very limited though (around 600), and admittance will be on a first-come, first-served basis, so we urge you to make plans accordingly. We’ll post more info on times and things you might need to know to attend as details develop. Watch this space!

There aren’t enough synonyms for ‘excited’ to describe how enthused, ecstatic and generally psyched we are to share this with you – hope it sounds like a good time to all y’all and that you can make plans to party with us!”…