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Misery Beat at Whelans, Dublin, Ireland. With Eyvind Kang, Jessika Kenney.
Triskal Arts Centre, Cork, Ireland.
Arnolfini, Bristol, UK. With Mika Vainio, Sensate Focus.
BleeD at Cafe Oto, London, UK.
Dæpth at O, Milan, Italy.
Cave12, Geneva, Switzerland.
Optimo at Sub Club, Glasgow, UK.
Casa del Popolo, Montreal, QC. With Mist.
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
So…assorted small updates time. First, thanks everyone who came out to hang at the Bunker and SUNY Purchase this past weekend, and thanks especially to Bryan at Beyond Booking and to Keith, John, Ricardo, Koen, Brandon, Ren, Erika, Brendan, and Jay for turning in immense sets all night; No Way Back is up there in the firmament next to Voice of the Valley on the short list of best things I did in 2011.
Second, the tracklist for my mnml ssgs guest mix is now available. While you’re scoping it, pause for a moment to boil with envy for all heads in Melbourne who’re gonna be checking Virgo Four on Fri!
Third, it’s that time of year again, so thanks are due to Boomkat for featuring “Scarlet Thread, Golden Cord” on their 14 Tracks: The Best of 2011 Part 2 compilation, to Pontone for featuring Elegy on their Tones of the Year 2011: 50 Best Albums mix, and to Mimaroglu Music Sales for featuring both Elegy and Canzoni on their best of 2011 list.
Finally, speaking of it being that time of year, I’m headed back into a studio hermit zone for the next couple months to wrap up the next full length Bee Mask release, plus a few other odds and ends slated for early 2012, about which more soon.
1:21 pm • 7 December 2011
Very happy to announce that my guest mix for the amazing mnml ssgs is now available to stream/download here. 70ish minutes of new and old favorites from the trade pile. Thanks to the ssgs for the invite! Track list to follow shortly.
10:43 pm • 27 November 2011 • 4 notes
HUGE GIG! Beyond Booking and Interdimensional Transmissions present No Way Back at The Bunker, Brooklyn, NY, featuring Cheap & Deep, Ectomorph, BMG, Erika, and Patrick Russell in the front room and Keith Fullerton Whitman, Mountains, Outer Space, Bee Mask, Ricardo Donoso, Container, Spinoza, and Nihal Ramchandani in the back room. Friday, December 2nd. Sets from 10pm-6am; COME HANG!!!
Also, Hudson Valley chillers, check Bee Mask at SUNY Purchase on Saturday, December 3rd!
1:10 pm • 11 November 2011 • 3 notes
In the combined interest of cleaning house and raising cash for forthcoming projects, I’d like to take a moment to introduce Gem Feast, an online shop for weird/rare debris associated with Bee Mask and my other projects.
This is probably not for everyone, and not the place to go if you’re looking for the retail editions of my records; plenty of distros, mailorders, and bricks/mortar shops already do a wonderful job on that tip. Instead, Gem Feast will feature a rotating assortment of single-copy stock and small-run editions, artwork, test presses, and other curiosities to be announced.
Speaking of test presses, there are a grip of them featured in the inaugural batch, along with a set of reference lacquers (pictured above) for an unpressed alternate cut of Hyperborean Trenchtown. While I get a feel for this, I’m sticking to five stock items at any given time and rotating new ones in as old ones sell, so I’d encourage you to follow @gemfeast to stay on top of new arrivals.
5:15 pm • 4 November 2011 • 2 notes
Textura just dropped a stellar review of Elegy for Beach Friday, and this is as good a time as any to mention that the colored vinyl (translucent pink/clear) is sold out at source (thanks everyone who gripped!).
I do, however, have six copies left as of this writing, so please contact me if you’re looking to grab one before they’re gone!
12:48 pm • 31 October 2011 • 1 note
Tour Retro, Part Five: STERN PINBALL.
Reflected road atlas.
“E2-E4” at sunset.
ATTN: Ren Schofield.
Hudson River Amtrak roll home.
12:42 pm • 4 October 2011 • 1 note
Tour Retro, Part Four: t’just Walk n’th’ Park.
This was disgusting.
A rare peek into the Draino “sci-fi Queeb disco” archives. Consider heads warned.
The honoree of this sign is described as “musicien, peintre, fonctionnaire municipal.”
MTL brunch with Ford & Lopatin. Best granola of tour.
Truth, Draino style.
11:44 am • 4 October 2011
Tour Retro, Part Three: LOOK COOL!
Stayed up watching crummy flix.
Name that jammer.
Post-Comiskey Park reality.
Michigan Technology, part one.
Michigan Technology, part two.
Straight from the El Club rax.
1:26 pm • 2 October 2011
…a GOVT List joint. Philly, 9/14/11. Photos by Katrina Ohstrom, reblogged from Put Your Fingers in Your Ears.
12:43 pm • 2 October 2011