2012 was a big year for the likes of Hyperdub and RVNG, courtesy of two evocative artists aforementioned above in the title of this post. Two different LPs were released to massive acclaim, providing different perspective and experiences but similarly, making an unforgettable impact on listeners and critics alike. When one would see the likes of Laurel Halo and Julia Holter live, the experiences would be different, immersing themselves in different facets of pieces of an album experience, perhaps surpassing the original product due to its natural warmth and impact. Both these artists made us at URB clamor for more of that rush, that feeling. However, a different sort of feeling that was absorbed by the audience once Laurel Halo and Julia Holter took the stage; the two artist/performers took …
Among the hundreds of indie labels that lost tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of dollars in merchandice in the weekend’s SONY/PIAS warehouse fire in London, legendary imprint WARP Records is now reporting that most of their 21 year backstock was destroyed. In a statement issued on their website, the label explained the current status of upcoming releases by CANT, Plaid and Battles. More concerning was the reality that some old releases—classic electronic music from Aphex Twin, Autechre, Broadcast and hundreds of other—my never be available in physical form again.
You can read the full statement from WARP after the jump.
Directed by Matthew Stone, an up-and-coming London director, this clip delves into the dark tones on the new record from These New Puritans, Hidden. Heather Marlatt from Salem and the New London Children’s Choir guest on vocal duty in this slightly trippy, slighly frightening, and way cool video.
Having come out of 2009 on the top of most every critics poll, traditional thinking makes this the ideal time for Animal Collective to release a new video and single off of Merriweather Post Pavilion. A sort of victory lap to celebrate a successful year, and maybe sell a few more records. But this ain’t 2009, it’s 2010, which means the deliberate bringing down of these critical darlings should begin. Not that anyone is ready to declare Animal Collective finished, but it’s hard to not notice the slightly passive aggressive tone of the current blog posts.
Here’s the dope new video for the first single off Souls of Mischief’s new album Montezuma’s Revenge, in stores today. It features renowned artist Steven Lopez painting the cover of the LP, which was produced by Prince Paul and Domino.