Bee Mask interview / guest selector trip on Spiral Sounds, streaming now!
So, when I was in Sydney a couple weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to have time to visit 2ser FM to guest on Spiral Sounds, where I was interviewed through a punishing haze of jet lag (nb: “punishing haze”) and spun a selection of classic recordings that are especially important to me and to the general weltanschauung (nb: killer loanword) of Bee Mask.
Anyway, I mention all of this now because Dan and James at Spiral Sounds have alerted me to the fact that the show is now available to stream, with tracklist. In the interest of full disclosure, I have not listened to it, because the idea of listening to myself being interviewed feels a bit “off”, but at least I know that the records are sick because I picked them. Enjoy!
2:22 pm • 5 July 2012 • 5 notes
Okay, so a ton of news at once! I’ve got a new 12” forthcoming on Room40; two loooong new cuts featuring guest vocals from Autre Ne Veut and Katherine Brady! Cuts are happening now and we’re likely on course for a mid-summer release. In the meantime, you can catch an excerpt from the A-side, “Vaporware”, here.
In related business, I’ll be coming to New York, the west coast, and Australia in June. Itinerary as follows:
- 6/07 at 285 Kent, Brooklyn, NY. With Hex Breaker Quartet, Beige, Future Shuttle, DJ sets by Nihal Ramchandani and Thomas Ian Campbell.
- 6/10 at The Lab, San Francisco, CA. With Headboggle, Group Rhoda.
- 6/14 Syncretism at the Judith Wright Centre, Brisbane, QLD. With Rites Wild, Secret Birds.
- 6/15 at Serial Space, Sydney, NSW. With Pimmon, Secret Birds, Stitched VIsion, DJ sets by Nigel Lee-Yang (HTRK).
- 6/16 at PICA Bar, Perth, WA. With Craig McElhinney, Adam Trainer, Michael Terren, DJ Sets by Ben Taaffe.
- 6/17 at Gasometer, Melbourne, VIC. With David Shea, Angel Eyes.
- 6/21 at Chapel Performance Space, Seattle, WA. With Matt Carlson, Spare Death Icon.
- 6/22 at Northern, Olympia, WA. With Matt Carlson, Spare Death Icon.
- 6/23 at Little Axe, Portland, OR. With Matt Carlson, Operative.
As usual, there’s a ton of other nonsense in the works that I may or may not remember to mention here, including spinning recs with Headboggle on Radio Valencia sometime before the gig on 6/10 and a lot of sitting around being stupid from jet lag. See you there!
Oh, and speaking of “see you there,” Voice of the Valley 2012 is locked for August 17-19 at Indian Meadows Campground, Pentress, WV. Whole cohort jamming as usual.
Finally, because as of right now it’s the only sort of internet presence I can seem to wrap my head around with any regularity, I should point out that I’m on Twitter. Right before tour would be a great time to get up on that if you like pictures of vanity plates, pithy complaints about airports, and me shrugging in response to questions about set times.
4:05 pm • 21 May 2012 • 2 notes
Two quick notes: first, anyone who missed my performance at The Bunker back in December (or anyone else for that matter) can check a deep stretch of it in the current edition of their podcast.
Second, the legendary Form a Log reconvenes in Philly on March 21, with Bee Mask also on the bill. More news as it arrives!
12:46 pm • 25 January 2012 • 1 note
Beautiful mix, and big thanks to Jamie for including one of my tracks. Check it if you haven’t already, and while you’re on the early afternoon mix grip, I should let you know that Finn Johannsen’s all-electro ssg special is a total ripper.
Okay, back into the work abyss; new full length shaping up nicely, ableit slowly. For those of you in/around Philly, I’ll be taking part in (which is to say “stumbling blearily through”) a panel discussion on the legacy/influence of the Sonic Arts Union, immediately prior to David Behrman’s performance at International House, Saturday 1/21.
1:52 pm • 18 January 2012 • 11 notes
Okay, so more thanks in order, to Free Form Freakout, Brion at The Record Exchange, Exclaim.ca, and Kuedo (whose Severant was one of my own 2011 favorites) for featuring Elegy in their year-end lists, to Boomkat for picking both Elegy and Canzoni for their Top 100 Albums, and to Simon Reynolds for including Canzoni in his 11s for 11!
Addendum: thanks also to Will Bankhead for featuring Canzoni in his Boomkat chart!
1:37 pm • 22 December 2011 • 1 note
Thanks to Geeta Dayal (for Frieze) and Dennis Cooper for immensely flattering 2011 nods! Apropos of the former, while I’m trying my best to stay out of the listing/retrospecting business this time around, this might be a good opportunity to recommend these posts, highlighting some of the farther-flung implications of the “I Feel Love” riff, which were among my favorite pieces of music writing encountered this year.
4:33 pm • 19 December 2011 • 1 note
A couple more quick notes: huge thanks to Lawrence English for giving Elegy the year-end nod and to Nick Cain, Jim Haynes, and Nick Richardson for featuring Canzoni in The Wire’s 2011 Outer Limits A-Z!
1:57 pm • 13 December 2011