It’s Tuesday, which means hopefully most of you have shaken the Halloween hangover from your bones and you’re back to being a productive piece of society, or something like that. This weekend was a dream – a three day period that kept on giving. A lot of that is thanks to the fact that Halloween fell on a Friday this year, giving people the self-proclaimed permission to go 100% HAM. I also attribute the weekend’s success to BangOn’s Friday night blowout which kickstarted the madness and got us right for days to come.
As per usual, underground party curators BangOn! NYC are pulling out the big guns this Halloween with an undisclosed warehouse party fit to kill. It was recently announced that Twin Shadow and Break Science will headline the night, with a number of strong supporting acts including Space Jesus and Sleepy and Boo (how appropriate for Halloween).
The event will feature a House Stage as well as the first ever Live/Glitch/Bass/Trap stage, with electro-funk duo Break Science bringing their live styling featuring keyboard and drums for a performance that’s sure to bring down the haunted house. Additional talent joining the Live/Bass/Glitch/Trap stage will be provided by Zebra Katz, Space Jesus, The Golden Pony, Love & Logic, M!NT, David Hohme, PONY, Dirty Looks, and Bekim.
Out now on Cascine, Rush Midnight‘s +1 EP is a plethora of tropical vibes that’s sure to make your baby-making parts feel all sorts of tingling. Russ Manning’s moniker, Rush Midnight, is equally dichotomous as the former Twin Shadow bassist’s solo debut record – perfectly rushed beats set the danceable rhythmic pace, while each track drips with breathy lyrics that after dark is made of.
Check out the video for “Crush” below, featuring NYC subway breakdancers W.A.F.F.L.E. Crew and produced by none other than George Lewis Jr. himself:
Haven’t had enough? Get your copy of Rush Midnight’s +1 here and check out the spandex-clad video babes in “The Night Was Young Enough” after the jump…
By now, you all know our obsession with Twin Shadow‘s debut, Forget, set to release on Terrible Records on September 28th. And as if we needed another reason to swoon over the record, comes the premiere of the video for “Castles In The Snow” which for some reason feels like an intimate look into the lives of the cooler older brothers of the kids from They Shoot Horses— a 2004 video installation starring nine Palestinian young adults on a 7 hour disco dance marathon by English artist Phil Collins (not that Phil Collins). Check out the video via Pitchfork:
Be sure to catch Twin Shadow this Saturday 9/18 with Holy Fuck and Indian Jewelry at Le Poisson Rouge.
Dudes, if you’re not listening to Twin Shadow, I don’t even know how to explain how disappointed I am with you. The moniker of Bushwick’s well-dressed George Lewis Jr., Twin Shadow’s debut album has been literally spinning on repeat on every possible audio device in my apartment. Forget is a seamless blend of smooth lust infused vocals, synth lullabies, and whispering drum beats, not to mention “I Can’t Wait” induces heartfelt Molly Ringwald dances like woah.
Unfortunately for you, Terrible Records isn’t releasing this lovely gem until September 28th– giving you plenty of time to long for June once again. Seriously though, I can’t stop listening to these new wave jazz sounds that make me want to “secret handshake” in white linens. Mr. Lewis, I hope this stuff is getting you laid.
So if you’re looking to dance and make sexy time, check out Twin Shadow with our faves Hooray for Earth at Coco66 this Friday… or just win a pair of tickets for you and a friend by commenting below (and using your real email) about how you may or may not ooze sex just like this man’s chest hair.
First and foremost, take a listen to Twin Shadow’s remix of “Surrounded By Your Friends” to get excited about our Northside Festival showcase TONIGHT AT BROOKLYN BOWL with Keepaway, Glass Ghost, Oh Land, and The Babies (members of Woods and Vivian Girls).
Hooray For Earth’s debut label EP, Momo, was released earlier this month on Dovecote Records to much acclaim on the interwebs. Not to mention the waves they’ve created on their most recent tour with Pains of Being Pure at Heart and Surfer Blood.
We got a chance to catch up with frontman Noel Heroux about cheap beer, almost getting killed by a bunch of teenagers on drugs, and what it is exactly that’s so great about Earth.
I read a review recently that called your music twee– would you agree? What words do you feel describe your music best?
I think someone just said “twee” because we played with The Pains of Being Pure at Heart. Maybe “Surrounded By Your Friends” seems a bit twee-pop on first listen. Our friend Kurt [Feldman] recently called us “doom pop”.