Parenthetical Girls have revealed details on their latest album, Privilege which will be out on Feb. 19, 2013 via Slender Means Society / Marriage on CD/DVD, LP/DVD, and Digital.
Privilege showcases a newly revived Parenthetical Girls giving their orchestra a leave of absence showing a brazen reinvention of the band. Returning to its core membership of vocalist/creative director Zac Pennington and producer/arranger Jherek Bischoff (composer and collaborator with David Byrne, Amanda Palmer, Xiu Xiu, etc.), Privilege retains the group’s signature sound which is anchored by Pennington’s distinct vocals,
Watch the video for The Privilege via YouTube below.
Originally recorded and self-released as a series of five self-contained, limited edition 12″ EPs. Privilege condenses the 21 recordings of the original series to a single, 12-track, remixed and remastered collection of tracks.
1. Evelyn McHale
2. The Common Touch
3. Careful Who You Dance With
4. For All The Final Girls
5. The Pornographer
6. Sympathy For Spastics
8. A Note To Self
9. Young Throats
10. On Death & Endearments
11. The Privilege
plus: DVD featuring 7 promotional films, blood draw documentation, live performances, & other ephemera
TSTI is an electronic bedroom music project by upstate New York artist, S. Smith. Smith combines his love for analog synthesizers and the pioneering artists of the 1980s to create his own sonic landscapes. Smith’s musical exploration started in 2003 but didn’t surface publicly until the summer of 2011 with the self-produced “Black Envelope EP”.
TSTI continues his exploration of dark mechanical soundscapes and 80′s influenced melodies with his first full-length titled “evaluations” which will be released on November 12th.
Listen to In Loving Memory via Soundcloud which is lifted from “evaluations”.
Strut Records will release the second album in the FAC. DANCE series on September 18th which brings together sought after 12″ versions and rarities from Manchester’s legendary Factory Records. Berlin-based New Wave band band Shark Vegas are featured on the compilation and you can watch rare 80s footage of the band playing their synth heavy track You Hurt Me lifted from FAC. DANCE 2 below.
“FAC. DANCE 02″reveals and presents Factory’s varied early forays into dance territory, widening the story laid down in Volume One. The album includes an early version of A Certain Ratio’s angular classic The Fox from the band’s debut album “To Each…” rubs shoulders with Cheba Fadela’s Algerian rai blast, N’Sel Fik. Kalima’s uplifting dancefloor jazz also features, along with a sprawling electro dub of 52nd Street’s UK boogie classic Can’t Afford; Dutch electronic band Minny Pops is also featured with Blue Roses.
“FAC. DANCE 02″is released in conjunction with Factory Records Ltd. The CD and LP packages feature detailed track notes by Factory biographer James Nice, together with rare photos. The digital version of the album features five tracks not featured on the physical formats.alongside the heavy dub and reggae stylings of The Wake, X-O-Dus and ACR alter ego Sir Horatio; the Manchester / New York axis is also revisited once again with two potent post-punk funk blasts from E.S.G., the first US band to appear on Factory.
1. A Certain Ratio – The Fox
2. ESG – Moody
3. Minny Pops – Blue Roses
4. Thick Pigeon – Babcock + Wilcox
5. Biting Tongues – Meat Mask Separatist
6. Sir Horatio – Sommadub
7. X-O-DUS – Society
8. The Durutti Column – Self Portrait
9. Section 25 – Knew Noise
10. Shark Vegas – You Hurt Me
11. Fadela – N’Sel Fik
12. Kalima – Land of Dreams
1. 52nd Street – Can’t Afford (Unorganised Mix)
2. Nyam Nyam – Fate
3. A Certain Ratio – Lucinda
4. ESG – You’re No Good
5. Swamp Children – Softly Saying Goodbye
6. Quando Quango – Go Exciting (12″ mix)
7. Surprise – In Movimento
8. Anna Domino – Take That
9. The Wake – Host
10. Royal Family And The Poor – Vaneigem Mix
11. Section 25 – Sakura
12. Ad Infinitum – Telstar
Let’s Go Safari will release their second single BYOB on Monday August 20 via Red Dragon Records. Leading up to the release date, they have made the Your Pretend Boyfriend remix of their previous single, Oh, Jane Doe available for free download. Listen / download the two tracks below via Soundcloud.
24th August – On the Rocks, Bournemouth
27th August – The Vibe Bar, London
5th September – The Horatia, London
8th September – Grendon Festival, Oxfordshire
20th September – RMA Tavern, Southsea, Portsmouth
It was a pleasant surprise to open our email inbox and find a message from Marble Lion, a noise pop band out of Montreal. Unfortunately the details are slim other their Bandcamp and Tumblr pages, so I can’t really provide you with further information on the band. Their music is just creepy enough to pique our interest and we decided to offer them up to you as well.
Former Small Sins frontman, Thomas D’Arcy (who literally is the nicest guy in music), announced that he will no longer be producing any new material under the name, Small Sins, but instead will be moving on with a solo career. Small Sins released their last album, “Pot Calls Kettle Black”, in late 2010. D’Arcy has spent the first months of 2012 working on his new solo album, which he says is “[his] best to date.” D’Arcy is tentatively calling the new album “What We Want” and hopes to release it late this summer.
Watch the Small Sins video for Why Don’t You Believe Me?
D’Arcy has also been recording cover versions of songs by the legendary 70’s punk group, The Monks. Covers have been recorded of the entire “Bad Habits” LP, featuring classic tracks Drugs In My Pocket, Nice Legs – Shame About the Face and Love In Stereo. The album will feature various Canadian guests rumoured to include Sloan’s Chris Murphy, Limblifter / New Pornographer’s Kurt and Ryan Dahle, Blurtonia / Change of Heart’s Ian Blurton and Doughboy’s John Kastner. The “Bad Habits” cover album is also slated for a summer release.