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JUNE 11, 2015

other music events

OTHER MUSIC RECORDING CO. NORTHSIDE FESTIVAL SHOWCASE

SATURDAY, JUNE 13 @ 9:00 PM

Union Pool: 484 Union Ave. Brooklyn, NY
Facebook Event Invite

This year's Northside Music Festival takes place June 11-14, with hundreds of great local and national acts performing in various venues located throughout Brooklyn's Bushwick, Greenpoint and Williamsburg neighborhoods. This Saturday, June 13, we hope you'll join us at Union Pool for the Other Music Recording Co. showcase, with Nude Beach (Don Giovanni Records) at 11:30 p.m., Tall Tales and the Silver Lining (Other Music Recording Co.) at 10:45 p.m., Invisible Familiars (Other Music Recording Co.) at 10:00 p.m., and 178 Product (feat. Members of Liquid Liquid, Les Savy Favy, Phenomenal Handclap Band, Faith, and more) at 9:15 p.m. Doors open at 8 p.m., with a $10 cover, 21+ w/ID.


OTHER MUSIC AT ANALOG-A-GO-GO

SATURDAY, JUNE 13

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery: 6 Cannery Village Center, Milton, DE

Analog-A-Go-Go is back and better than ever this weekend at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Milton, Delaware. This Saturday, Other Music will be setting up a table and selling vinyl at this awesome annual event, where you'll be able to satisfy your taste buds with carefully crafted cask beer while perusing through records along with lots of great handcrafted and curated goods. Tickets are still available and can be purchased here. Leading up to Saturday, there will be some great FREE performances at Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats in Rehoboth Beach, with Other Music Recording Co.'s own Tall Tales and the Silver Lining playing 10 p.m. tonight (probably taking the stage about the time this email is hitting your inbox) and Built to Spill Friday night at 10. Then it'll all wind down with a bang with one more live performance at Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats on Saturday night, with a free Hop Along show! Go here for more information.
 


OTHER MUSIC SUMMER MONDAYS AT ACE HOTEL

EVERY MONDAY IN JUNE, JULY & AUGUST

Ace Hotel New York: 20 W. 29th St. NYC
Facebook Event Invite

Other Music's Summer Monday residency returns to Ace Hotel New York, and on each and every Monday through to the end of August you'll find one of our staff members behind the turntables playing their favorite songs in the gorgeous lobby bar. So mark your calendar and come wind down your work day with us, every Monday evening from 8 p.m. to midnight in June, July and August. Daniel Givens will be DJing this Monday, June 15, and then Amanda Chouette on June 22, and Ning Nong on June 29. Stay tuned for more DJ listings.

in this week's update

FEATURED NEW RELEASES

Arthur Russell
Jenny Hval
Charles Cohen
Boof
Vito Ricci
Sharon Van Etten
Dennis Taylor
Moritz Von Oswald Trio
Smurphy
Stellar OM Source
Nozinja
Vincent Floyd

 
Shackleton
High Wolf
The Stone Roses (2LP Reissues)
J.B. Smith
White Magic
David Kauffman & Eric Caboor
Mothmen
Oppenheimer Analysis
Thomas Brinkmann
Heitor Alvelos
Montevideo Blues (Now on LP)
Bert Queiroz Photozine Move #40

announcements

UNION POOL & OTHER MUSIC PRESENT SUMMER THUNDER 2015

EVERY SATURDAY (MAY 30 - AUGUST 29)

Union Pool: 484 Union Ave. Brooklyn, NY
Facebook Event Page  // Free, 21+ w/ID

Other Music is proud to present Summer Thunder 2015, an awesome live music series that takes place every Saturday afternoon in Union Pool's backyard. This weekend's line-up is another great one, featuring Blues Control, Hex Message, and Ohal, plus DJ sets from Image Man and Keje. Check out the full Summer Thunder schedule here, including upcoming performances from Wolf Eyes, Kid Congo Powers, Joe Bataan, and Steve Gunn. As always, the shows are FREE, with cold drinks flowing and El Diablo Tacos serving up tasty treats from their truck.


WIN TICKETS TO SPOON

TUESDAY, JUNE 16

Kings Theatre: 1027 Flatbush Ave. Brooklyn, NY

We know we have a lot of Spoon fans reading our weekly Update and we're excited to be offering up a pair of tickets to see this great band's upcoming performance in Brooklyn at the gorgeous Kings Theatre next Tuesday, June 16, with Antlers opening! Email enter@othermusic.com for your chance to win!!
 


WIN DJANGO DJANGO TICKETS + LTD. LP

TUESDAY, JULY 28

Webster Hall: 125 E. 11th St. New York, NY

Django Django are back with their sophomore album, Born Under Saturn, which finds these former Edinburgh art students expanding upon their eclectic, harmony-fueled psychedelia, pulling influences far and wide as Pink Floyd and Beach Boys to '80s synth pop and '90s Madchester. The group returns to NYC this summer, performing at Webster Hall on July 28, and Other Music is giving away a pair of tickets! The winner will also receive a limited deluxe version of their new LP, pressed on orange and black smoke-colored vinyl!! Email contest@othermusic.com for your chance to win.

this week's update

ARTHUR RUSSELL
Corn
(Audika)

Audika continues to dig deep into the countless hours of recordings that Arthur Russell left behind, and with Corn, gathers many previously unheard versions of tracks made between 1982 and '83, while also unearthing a few never-before-heard instrumentals. It all makes for a truly special glimpse into the unique creative process of one of our generation's favorite queer outsider songwriters, and it's a welcome addition to the wealth of material whose variations and enjoyment both seem endless. (Read More)

$15.99 CD
$21.99 LP


JENNY HVAL
Apocalypse, girl
(Sacred Bones)

Lyricist, composer, columnist, and journalist, Jenny Hval has contributed to many different forms of modern art, and that's most evident on this new full-length. Joined in the studio with Thor Harris from Swans, Jagga Jazzist's Oystein Moen, cellist Okkyung Lee, harpist Rhodri Davies, and noise musician Lasse Marhaug, these songs are often amorphous, a strange mélange of provocative spoken word, improvised free jazz and experimental electronica that steers clear of the confines of pop music's modern practices. (Read More & Listen)

$12.99 CD ON SALE
$16.99 LP


CHARLES COHEN
Brother I Prove You Wrong
(Morphine)

It's always remarkable to follow the output of a musician who operates outside the world of trends and gimmicks, and Brother I Prove You Wrong offers truly incredible insight into the nearly 40-year development of Buchla enthusiast Charles Cohen's unique and personal sound. (Read More & Listen)

$26.99 2LP


BOOF
The Hydrangeas Whisper
(Running Back)

Maurice Fulton returns with his fourth album as Boof, offering 10 new tracks of cyber lounge, jazz-funk fusion, dirty-edged disco, hip-shaking house, and floating ambience. While he may be quirkier than Theo Parrish and more abstract that Moodymann, Fulton's 'house-not-house' template utilizes a similar virtuosic approach, and it's all delivered with the flare of a one-man robot band. That said, there's a lot of accomplished musicianship in these productions which often feel more like a jam session than a disco loop on repeat -- think Daft Punk meets George Duke and you're getting close. (Read More)

$17.99 CD
$25.99 2LP

VITO RICCI
I Was Crossing a Bridge
(Music from Memory)

A pupil of jazz legend Ornette Coleman (R.I.P.), Vito Ricci earned his stripes in the 1970s-'80s New York downtown scene where he played alongside people such as Byard Lancaster and Peter Zummo, as well as in a number of punk and no wave bands. The music highlighted here carves out a unique sonic terrain that blends a carefree anything-goes-attitude with intricate rhythmic constructions, minimal synth escapades, as well as the occasional electro funk and leftfield boogie twangs. Pulled from Ricci's self-released cassettes and a single LP, which were originally issued between 1983 and '85, this is visionary electronic music interspersed with intermittent meditative, acoustic elements. (Read More & Listen)

$31.99 2LP


SHARON VAN ETTEN
I Don't Want to Let You Down EP
(Jagjaguwar)

On her newest EP, Sharon Van Etten continues to explore the heart-wrenching themes of loss, betrayal, and healing. On last year's excellent full-length, Are We There, the singer-songwriter took her fans into some of her darkest depths yet with tracks like "Your Love Is Killing Me," and on this five-track EP, she continues to impress with her hard-hitting confessions. "You know I always fall apart...it's not my fault, it's just my flaw, it's who I am." Yes, it's very rare that a modern songwriter can convey such honest emotion in her craft as Van Etten, and while there's catharsis to be found in these tunes, the songs are often as devastating as they are beautiful.

$7.99 CD ON SALE
$13.99 12" EP


DENNIS TAYLOR
Dayspring
(Grass-Tops)

Definitely emanating from a post-Fahey angle, but with more than enough ideas of its own to differentiate from the standard fare, Dennis Taylor's Dayspring is probably the most melodically inclined and immediately accessible solo guitar LP that I've heard since discovering Richard Crandell's debut. The playing is about as fleet and assured as can be imagined, with some impossible runs that still never come across as mere showboating. It's an absolutely beautiful album that has barely left the front of my play pile since the day I bought it, and I'm willing to bet it'll barely leave the front of yours, either. (Read More & Listen)

$15.99 CD


MORITZ VON OSWALD TRIO
Sounding Lines
(Honest Jon's)

Welcoming Tony Allen into the Moritz Von Oswald Trio was a genius move. One of the originators of Afrobeat, Allen invented his own language as Fela Kuti's drummer from 1968 to '79, and his presence gives these recordings the personality that the others sometimes lacked. The palette here is also quite varied; some tracks are quite propulsive while others are spacey, evoking the dubscapes that Von Oswald is revered for. Sounding Lines is another example of the knack Honest Jon's has for combining the players from disparate strands of their roster into greater, more forward-thinking units. (Read More)

$15.99 CD


SMURPHY
A Shapeless Pool of Lovely Pale Colours Suspended in the Darkness
(Leaving)

Like many other Leaving Records associates (Sun Araw, Julia Holter, Ras G), Smurphy operates in a world of found sound, ambient passages, glowing synth washes, and stretches of robotic footwork. Falling somewhere between Inga Copeland's Because I'm Worth It and Micachu's Feeling Romantic releases, and even Fatima Al-Qadiri, this is new-school experimentation from a woman who's working on the fringe of genre and expectation. A fluid mix of sound collage and actual songs strung together with a wealth of intriguing and unexpected sounds and atmosphere, A Shapeless Pool... is one of those rare and limited little albums that hooks onto you and seeps deep into your subconscious. (Read More & Listen)

$12.99 CASSETTE

STELLAR OM SOURCE
Nite-Glo
(RVNG Intl.)

After years of producing heady, cosmic, ambient records, Christelle Gualdi's Stellar OM Source project took a turn with 2013's rave-tastic Joy One Mile. Her new four-track EP, Nite-Glo, continues this brain-to-body migration. Composed solely on hardware with the acid squelches of the Roland 303 being most discernible, these rhythmic jams sound deceptively simple on first listen, but after a few spins, they reveal a wealth of nuance and intricacy. (Read More & Listen)

$12.99 12"


NOZINJA
Nozinja Lodge
(Warp)

The main producer from Honest Jon's much-loved Shangaan Electro compilation delivers his own album of dance music that's just as feverish, frantic and fluorescent. The record is a bright re-imagining of Afro-pop that expands upon the sweet melodies of South African music and the region's D.I.Y. electronic scene. Male and female vocals are sped up and accompanied by hyper rhythms and sounds that dart and weave around each other, creating a rich tapestry of love and dance songs. (Read More & Listen)

$15.99 CD
$25.99 2LP


VINCENT FLOYD
Moonlight Fantasy
(Rush Hour)

Bringing together a splendid selection of early 1990s deep house gems, Vincent Floyd's Moonlight Fantasy is a welcome reminder of the genre's old-school origins. Possessing an authoritative yet introspective, spiritual grandeur, the music is filled with jazzy idioms, cooing vocals, and sweeping chords, as well as occasionally warbling Rhodes keys or woodwind-filled break beats. This is a major release that convincingly reinstates Vincent Floyd's noteworthy reputation: the Chicago producer reemerges here from a footnote to a brightly shining star on the deep house firmament. (Read More & Listen)

$15.99 CD


SHACKLETON
Deliverance Series No.2
(Woe to the Septic Heart)

While these two tracks make Shackleton's new EP a more concise effort than The Drawbar Organ set from 2012, the cuts are lengthy and have more going on than a typical techno 12", with a propulsive quality about this music that keeps it engaging. Deliverance Series No. 2 is a welcome addition to one of the most consistently rewarding bodies of work in contemporary electronic music. (Read More)

$14.99 12" EP


HIGH WOLF
Growing Wild
(Leaving/Stones Throw)

This mysterious Parisian musician's Leaving Records debut follows releases on Not Not Fun, Holy Mountain, and Sun Araw's Sun Ark imprint. A tight mix of loopy percussion, spacey effects, and nice programming, High Wolf's Growing Wild feels like a fusion of Konono No.1 or Shangaan Electro with something like Shackleton or Villalobos. It's energetic yet textural, dense yet engaging, and quite refreshing in its sonic visions. (Read More & Listen)

$18.99 LP+MP3


THE STONE ROSES
The Stone Roses
(Modern Classics)

The fine folks over at Light in the Attic (via Modern Classics) do everyone a service by remastering and legitimately reissuing the Stone Roses' classic self-tilted debut full-length. From the opening lines of the nostalgic and yearning "I Wanna Be Adored" through to late-album rhythmic epics like "I Am the Resurrection," Stone Roses is nearly flawless and stands as a highlight of the Brit-Pop genre as well as its era. (Read More)

$36.99 2LP


THE STONE ROSES
Turns into Stone
(Modern Classics)

Few records can equal the majesty of the Stone Roses debut; however, Turns into Stone provides another essential window into the lightning in a bottle that the Roses had during their early run. Comprised of B-sides, the compilation shows that at their peak even the material the Stone Roses relegated to the flip side was still astounding and worth every listener's attention. (Read More)

$36.99 2LP

J.B. SMITH
No More Good Time in the World for Me
(Dust-to-Digital)

The complete recordings of J.B. Smith, featuring the impossibly intimate and time-deconstructing, unaccompanied blues singing that famously landed him on one of Alan Licht's seminal "essentials of minimalism" lists a few years back. A truncated album of these recordings was originally released on John Fahey's Takoma label, but this two-disc set collects the entire sessions folklorist Bruce Jackson recorded in 1964 at the Ramsey State Farm Prison in Texas. A completely original, one-of-a-kind artist, this is some of the most singular blues music to ever be captured, best listened to on headphones where Smith's regrets and lamentations can properly bound around your skull. (Read More)

$17.99 CD


WHITE MAGIC
I'm Hiding My Nightingale
(Leaving)

White Magic returns after some time away with the intimate I'm Hiding My Nightingale EP, picking right up where 2006's Dat Rosa Mel Apibus full-length left us. Mira Billotte's vocals have matured nicely, adding another layer of haunted vibes to the songs. Like Grouper, this comes across as a world of unsettled spirits and passionate emotion, yet White Magic never gets lost in the lo-fi haze. (Read More & Listen)

$9.99 CASSETTE


DAVID KAUFFMAN & ERIC CABOOR
Songs from Suicide Bridge
(Modern Classics)

1984's Songs from Suicide Bridge is a black album indeed, some of the loneliest sounding folk rock probably ever put to tape. Weirdly, despite how oppressive I've just made this record seem, it's actually incredibly listenable, especially if you're as prone to totally faded late-night sounding albums as I am. Imagine a more fleeting and spectral side two of Neil Young's On the Beach or John Martyn's Solid Air, and you might have a slight bit of a sense as to what's going on here. (Read More & Listen)

$17.99 CD
$29.99 2LP+MP3


MOTHMEN
Pay Attention!
(On-U Sound)

The second album to be released on legendary British producer Adrian Sherwood's On-U Sound label, the Mothmen's Pay Attention from 1981 is filled with a great blend of post-punk experimentation and dub wizardry. Featuring a couple of musicians from the Durutti Column (not to mention that a few of the members would go on to form Simply Red), Pay Attention would sit nicely in between your A Certain Ratio and Gang of Four records, with Wire nearby as well. (Read More & Listen)

$15.99 CD


OPPENHEIMER ANALYSIS
New Mexico
(Minimal Wave)

Oppenheimer Analysis' highly sought-after, cult-classic, cassette-only album, New Mexico, finally sees vinyl release on Minimal Wave. Previously, the label issued a four-song EP of some of the group's best-known tracks, including the minimal-synth classic "Devil's Dancers," as their inaugural release. Those songs appear again on this archival reissue, along with eight other minimal/cold-synth gems like "Don't Be Seen with Me" and "Scorpions," where melancholy androgynous vocals float over especially groove-oriented (for the genre) productions. (Read More)

$31.99 2LP


THOMAS BRINKMANN
What You Hear (Is What You Hear)
(Editions Mego)

Thomas Brinkmann moves away from the rhythmic experiments he's best known for and into the realm of large blocks of drone sound. Each of the 11 tracks places the listener in an all-enveloping sonic environment in which subtle shifts do sometimes reference the techno of his past. This music is best heard loud on headphones, as the variables emerge subtly. (Read More & Listen)

$15.99 CD
$31.99 2LP


HEITOR ALVELOS
Faith
(Touch)

Long-time Touch associate Heitor Alvelos steps into the producer role with a compilation of work sourced from field recordings that span 1972 to 2013. The 11 pieces are more on the meditative side, yet their brevity doesn't let you zone out for too long, with the variance of textures and sounds keeping things interesting. Like the photography he has contributed to releases by Biosphere, Rafael Toral, and others for Touch, his sound work is a study of the minimal textural beauty found in various environments.

$15.99 CD

now on lp

MONTEVIDEO BLUES
Montevideo Blues
(Lion Productions)

Lion Productions lay another killer slice of the early '70s Uruguayan underground on us. It seems the two kings of the scene in Montevideo were Eduardo Mateo and Gaston "Dino" Ciarlo. Both were blessed with a superb pop sense and a keen desire to wed it with their national folkloric heritage. Candombe rhythms abound, the grooves are loose, and the guitars chime resplendently. The eccentricities of Mateo's personality always seem creep into his songs, but with Dino's tunes you can feel a real purposefulness, a poetic seriousness even, that reinforces his scathing political wit. Compulsively listenable, Montevideo Blues easily ranks up there with the best of all the South American reissues we've been fortunate to discover in the last few years. (Read More)

$24.99 LP

back in stock

BERT QUEIROZ
Photozine Move #40
(Move)

We have a handful of this limited edition, hand-numbered Xerox photozine by Washington DC-born, New York City-based photographer (and Other Music employee) Bert Queiroz. Put out by well-respected graphic artist Rich Jacobs on his own Move imprint, the zine contains a teaser of images from around the world as well as from the DC punk scene in the '80s and '90s.

$10.00 PHOTO FANZINE

also available

RYAN ADAMS
Ten Songs from Live at Carnegie Hall
(Blue Note)

$11.99 CD

DON CHERRY & LATIF KHAN
Music / Sangam
(Heavenly Sweetness)

$29.99 LP

INSTITUTE
Catharsis
(Sacred Bones)

$11.99 CD ON SALE
$16.99 LP

ENNIO MORRICONE
Comandamenti Per Un Gangster
(Dagored)

$39.99 LP
 

OF MONSTERS AND MEN
Beneath the Skin
(Republic)

$15.99 CD
$19.99 DLX CD w/4 BONUS TRACKS

PINS
Wild Nights
(Bella Union)

$13.99 CD
$19.99 LP+CD

PRINZHORN DANCE SCHOOL
Home Economics
(DFA)

$9.99 CD ON SALE
$14.99 LP

UNREST
Imperial f.f.r.r.
(4AD)

$21.99 LP

 

VARIOUS ARTISTS
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night - OST (Death Waltz)

$39.99 2LP
 

MICHAEL VIDAL
Dream Center
(Couple Skate)

$9.99 CD ON SALE
$16.99 12" EP

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