Thank you Digital Screen of Cheerfulness! I survived and thrived during Days 1 and 2 in the marathon known as Flanders' Belgium's totally rocktacular music festival. Day 3 of Pukkelpop was ahead of me, and I melted within 30 seconds of gaining consciousness. It was HOT in Kiewit. I mean, seriously, HADES + MERCURY hot. But the Digital Screen of Cheerfulness had our backs. Pukkelpop, able to go with the flow of drenching sweat down our cleavages, adjusted its water prices. [...]
Yeasayer in Austin earlier this month ( more by Tim Griffin ) We already posted lots of posts today. Here's some more, and some reminders too... Yeasayer played Summerstage last night (9/12) . We missed them but caught them in Austin where Dead Can Dance also recently played . How was the NY show? As BV Chicago pointed out, Smashing Pumpkins frontman BIlly Corgan opened a tea shop outside of Chicago, and [...]
Recognizing that alcohol and music go together like gangbusters, Stillwater Artisanal brewery has announced a line of ales called the “Sensory Series." Billed as a "collaboration between Stillwater Artisanal and singular musical artists," the series' first beer comes from Baltimore dream-rock outfit Lower Dens , who seems more like the Pinot gris- or Malbec-type. "Stillwater Artisanal, Sensory Series v.1 – Lower Dens" is a hibiscus-infused interpretation (?) of “In the End is the Beginning” (off the band's latest album, Nootropics ) and will be available in 35 states this November through Twelve [...]
Flanders is more than a field, it’s also home to about a bazillion festivals. Putting last year’s tragedy in the rearview, Pukkelpop – dubbed the European Coachella by DJ Martin Solveig and held August 16-18th in Kiewit, Belgium – was this year a celebration of great music. So how does one girl plan her attack of 14-hour days, eight stages, 200+ bands and DJs, in 97°F heat? With good shoes, bottles of water, and a long lens. The first day saw Paris’ drum n’ bass assassins Dirtyphonics nail the Dance Hall and its inhabitants [...]
Lower Dens - Nova Anthem (Nootropics, 2012) Mendireğin içinde çok balık vardı. Büyüklerdi de. Bu kadar balık varsa yunus da görürüm diye düşündüm. Haydarpaşa’yı henüz geçmişken leylekler belirdi. Döne döne, alçala yüksele Anadolu yakasına doğru akıyorlardı. Tam altlarındaydım, siyah-beyazları görünüyordu. Bu kadar büyük kuşlarla aynı yerde yaşamanın çok iyi olduğunu düşündüm. Sonra küçüle küçüle görünmez oldular. Gözlerimi bir nesneyle aramdaki boşluğa odaklayıp çok dikkatli baktığımda, gözümün önünde dolaşan minik noktaların molekül ya da atomlar olduğunu düşünürdüm küçükken. Karaköy’den bakıldığında leylekler atomdan da küçüktü. Gök altı parçacıklar.
Bob. Now here we are, closing the books on Forecastle X . Like a Christmas list we wrote down our wants and desires of musical acts on which to set our sights to on a schedule and posted it on our timeline (will saying 'timeline' date this post?) for all of our Facebook "friends" to see. Did you get everything you wished for? I sure hope you did. If not everything, then at least the cool stuff, right? Bob, pictured above, got what he wanted. He wanted Jeff Tweedy to pick him up by the [...]
Lower Dens - Candy I love their weirdness for all it is worth.
Grizzly Bear has recruited Lower Dens and Unknown Mortal Orchestra to serve as support for its upcoming U.S. tour. Check out the full docket below, along with Grizzly Bear's new song "Yet Again" , off their upcoming LP Shields (Sept. 18th via Warp). Grizzly Bear 2012 Tour Dates: 08/28 – Cambridge, UK @ The Junction # 08/29 – Nottingham, UK @ Albert Hall # 08/31 – Stradbally, IE @ Electric Picnic 09/01 – North Dorset, UK @ End [...]
Jana Hunter & Co. hop on the second leg.
Frank Yang My writeup of day one of Osheaga mentioned a few times how hot it was, but it bears repeating: it was hot . 40 Celsius with the humidity - that's 104 Fahrenheit, my American friends - and not even much relief in the shade. Why is Friday's heat relevant to Saturday's recap? Because Saturday felt even hotter. And why is the heat relevant? I guess it's not, really, but even days on I still feel like complaining about it. It was damn hot. [...]
“A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.” -Willy Wonka Antony and the Johnsons – “Cut the World” It stars Willem Dafoe and it's been endorsed by Yeezy . 'Nuff said. Black Moth Super Rainbow – “Windshield Smasher” Here's what one couple's WORST DAY EVER looks like. Blonds – “The Bad Ones” Here's a challenge for you: Turn off the lights. Sit in the middle of the room alone. Then, slouch [...]
There's nothing like good old fashioned team building exercises to bring together coworkers, and Lower Dens show off this tried and true method in their new video for "Candy". Psychedelic-tinged trust falls and team bonding aplenty. Watch the replay above. Lower Dens' latest LP Nootropics is out now via Ribbon Music.
"Candy" is from Lower Dens' Nootropics out now on Ribbon Music . Video directed by Alan Resnick and Noah Collier Stream/download "Brains", one of my favorite tracks of the year, also from Nootropics . lowerdens.com // facebook // [...]
It's up for debate as to whether it's a positive or negative aspect to the current state of music but to find a band with a truly diverse sound is a rare find. Sure it's great to put on an album such as Nootropic from Lower Dens and immerse yourself in it's hip-chillness which vaguely transforms itself from track to track, the downside to albums like that is it makes most bands feel one-sided and leaves those experiencing it with very low expectations for the future of such bands and [...]
Lower Dens nos presenta el video de "Candy" el más reciente sencillo de Nootropics . En el video dirigido por Alan Resnick y Noah Collier podemos ver a la banda en una combinación entre actividades de campamento y sujetos muy extraños. Enjoy.
Lower Dens continúa presentando su nuevo trabajo de estudio Nootropics . En esta oportunidad, estrenan el video para Candy . El video, dirigido por Alan Resnick y Noah Collier , nos presenta algo de deporte extremo protagonizado por la misma banda y algunas drag queens, además de algunos juegos un tanto desconcertantes. La banda de Baltimore editó su segundo disco de estudio, Nootropics , este año, después del éxito de crítica de su [...]
One of the great aspects of Lower Dens is how careful and studied their brand of experimental pop music comes across, yet if you follow the band on Twitter, or watch videos such as “Candy”, you’ll immediately get the sense that they are total smart-assess who love to display humor — and humanity — in every situation. The more I think about the band as these witty human beings the more I want to go back and listen to Nootropics from a completely different perspective.
To keep meself awake at work today I've had to consume three bags of CANDY , and I generally ain't a fan of sugary sweets. And just like that, now, my trust falls into the arms of the LOWER DENS and their sporty new video.
Lower Dens trust-fell into the arms of Alan Resnick and Noah Collier to create the video for Nootropics track “Candy,” a study of a pretty off-kilter and somewhat repressed corporate retreat. +MP3: Lower Dens - Candy Connect to Lower Dens: Facebook // Twitter