Klaxons at SXSW 2013
According to an NME article based on Radio 1's Zane Lowe broadcast featuring Jaime Reynolds, the lead singer for Klaxons, the band has been working on their follow up to 2010's sophomore success, Surfing the Void. This time 'round they're moving deeper into their dancey tendencies while continuing to complement electronics with organic guitar stylings (Chemical Brothers and James Murphy are rumored to be their tutors and producers).
"We have learned to make electronic music with computers, that’s been our mission over the last however long…there are guitars on it, it’s electronic, you know; it’s synthesised and electronic drums and the rest of it, with computers."
Klaxons fans got a sneak listen to the new stuff - "Invisible Forces" and "Rhythm Of Life" - which appeared in their set at the We Love Green festival in France last September (fan-recorded videos on YouTube also show "Invisible Forces" being performed at shows back in 2011). Previous to that, they had cancelled their 2012 summer festival plans to focus their time in the studio, and since then have been on the silent side.
UPDATE: Klaxons were originally scheduled to play the Windish and Red 7 party at Mohawk, Wednesday March 13 at 10:30pm. We believe they had to cancel. Will confirm and update as needed.
We're looking forward to hearing the new material first hand and hope Polydor has by this time, allowed the Klaxons to be free to create as they see fit.
The Postells at SXSW 2013
For the born and bred New York foursome - Daniel Balk (singer), David Dargahi (lead guitar), John Speyer (bass), and Billy Cadden (drums) - much was quite on The Postelles front as well at the time of the November airing.
Since then, a new album announcement has been made: …And It Shook Me is due to be released April 23, a follow up to their self-titled debut in 2011. The first single, "Pretend It's Love (featuring Alex Winston)," has also appeared on Soundcloud as a free download, a jingle-jangle tune full of sprite and springtime melodies.
The Postelles are no strangers to touring, having kept busy over the years with both national and international tours, and festivals ranging from Lollapalooza to Filter's Culture Collide and Icelandic Airwaves. The band is on the road again, hitting up the east coast before they arrive in Austin.
So far they've got one SXSW date booked - March 13 at Soho Lounge via Songkick.com; nothing's showing up on SXSW.com and their March 14 at 1am timeslot on http://austin2013.sched.org doesn't have the specifics yet.
It's a new year and right on queue, SXSW announces Round 3 of bands that have been invited to perform at this year's music showcases. Right off the bat and skimming through this very long list, which brings the total number to around 1,300, artists that stand out include: Toy, Black Lips, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, French Horn Rebellion, Andy Clockwise, Local Natives, Frightened Rabbit, Barcelona, The Limousines, Camera Obscura, Ash (yes! Ash are back!), Baauer, Fenech-Soler, Myka 9 & Factor, and Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls (at Sx two years in a row!).
Happy Birthday David Bowie!!!! "Time may change me, But I can't trace time..." It was 40 years ago and a day, January 7, 1972, when David Bowie was about to enter what today is called the quarter-century crisis. Turning 25 was indeed a celebration, a crisis it was not since on this day RCA issued his first single "Changes/Andy Warhol."
It was one year ago when I spoke with Brennen Bryarly about his idea: to top into 100 personally chosen tastemakers in Denver to be a part of a monthly community event that brought renowned dance music to the people. That first night on November 19, 2011 at Beauty Bar featured Damon Allen, along with Brennan, otherwise known as Option4, locals Mike D. and Peter Black.
For fans of Johnny Marr, which is most of us, let's be honest, the infamous guitarist is finally set to release a solo album, The Messenger, on February 26, 2013. This is long overdue, for a musician who has, according to a quote from Mojo interview, has "been leading groups since I was 14 years old."
After experiencing numerous delays due to technical difficulties - from audio disappearing completely to the fray of my Mac's power cord - here is Episode 17 of The Kaffeine Buzz Show.
On a warm summer night, a number of us from Denver’s music community gathered at Lannie’s Clock Tower in the heart of the city’s downtown bustle to be the first to hear tracks from the Epilogues’ long-awaited album, Cinematics. Virgil Dickerson, purveyor of Suburban Home Records, poured refreshing Moscow Mules from a sitting position while his leg mended, and Pete Turner, the owner of Illegal Pete’s and founder of the Greater Than Collective, asked us to raise a glass for this momentous occasion.
Although unwritten or not clearing defined, various rock star autobiographies via ghost writers notwithstanding, the rights of passage for music groups are varied. Sharing a house / practice place while working a restaurant job, then making it with your band to a point where you can quit that day / night job, from opening for a major act in your hometown to getting a chance to jump onto a national tour with an act like the Smashing Pumpkins. These events can be career-defining. For Ringo Deathstarr, the Texas band that toured with the Pumpkins in 2011, that chance also shifted the way they made music and the direction the band took in making their second album, Mauve.
Welcome to the Kaffeine Buzz Show, or back to this podcast if you were a listener of Post303Radio. It's been a number of months since I was doing these podcasts so I'm glad to be back in the saddle again. This episode, and in picking up where I left off earlier this year is Episode 16, dedicated to the Summer of Sweat 2012, playing tracks from some of the touring bands and releases that came out during the summer months as we say good bye to the hot weather season and hello to the cooler months of the fall, spotlighting new releases and upcoming tour news.
Mancub quickly became a electro pop favorite in Denver, setting the stage with a ‘dancing in the streets’ set at the Underground Music Showcase in 2011 and the group’s release of 8-Bit Crush, a bevy of summer grooves and vivacious dance tracks. In 2012, members Alex Anderson and Danny Stillman are down to just one, and Alex preservers in an unbridled fashion, as is evidenced in his latest release, Business Dogs, which debuts to the live audience on Friday, May 25 at Larimer Lounge with DJ Babyshoe and Swim Club.