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It’s today. It’s delicious. It’s to help out a friend. Stop by and show support. Here’s a quick description but frankly, I think you get the picture. Figure I’m planning on going to Punk Rock Flea Market & then this so hit me up if ya wanna meet up, followed by Kurt Vile later that night so Sat = good times. Thanks and talk to ya soon.
“Last minute so here’s the deal. Couple of people are throwing Tim a Fish Fry in order to raise some money. There’s plenty of food along with a keg, and all of this is only $12! It starts up at noon but it should be going on just about all afternoon/evening so stop by whenever and show your support by eating delicious, homemade food!”
Ah, 80′s glam electronica, you always know how to put a smile on my face and Gnarnia VIPs and dark pop geniuses, Love Cop, oblige with a cassette of lofi dreamgaze with a heavy tote of perverted pop. With clear nods to the best moments of Television Personalities, The Clean, and Factory Records bands like Joy Division and New Order, Eat Yr Heart Out is bursting at the seams with fuzzy guitars, jangly guitars, crunchy guitars, dance beats, rock beats, witchy vibes, stoner vibes, and maybe the kitchen sink (why not?).
Signed copies were available at their performance at Gnar Tapes SXSW Showcase on March 15th, 2013 but never fear, you can still get your not-as-special unsigned copies through the friendly folks at Gnar Tapes. So pop on the album through bandcamp (or better yet, the cassette itself), open up the windows, and ignore your responsibilities. Love Cop‘s got the soundtrack to your dysfunctional narcissism.
Unfortunately, I was unable to attend my radio program yesterday: midterms have proved to be far more annoying than I had originally assumed. Despite to say, I wanted to announce that Dissociative Identity Productions is currently recruiting for additional members in our Public Relations Department.
So what the hell does that mean? Well, for one, we would love to have additional writers. Whether your a seasoned blogger or a recreational writer, feel free to shoot us a message from our contact page to let us know about your interest. Want to get your boots on the ground with some physical promotion? Then let us know and we can assist you in joining our street team. Whatever your passions may be, let us know: this site should never simply be able one individuals ego so assist and expand Dissociative Identity Productions.
Anyways let us know whatever your thoughts are an, of course, get psyched for the Dissociative Identity Productions & Noise Level Magazine show ft. Slow Animal, Wellboys, Canada, & Hairyman, Sat. May 4th from 6pm – 11pm for outdoor fun, cool beers, and just plain good times. Till then.
Doors/hangouts at 6, Music at 7, End by 11
And here we are folks. I had told you nearly 3 months ago to go ahead and grab your early bird tickets. Today, at 10:00 am, you can probably see why. North Carolina’s Hopscotch Music Festival has announced their 2013 lineup, which will feature, among D.I.’s favorites, Spirtualized, Kurt Vile and The Violators, and The Rosebuds. Heck, on a personal note, I am extremely excited to see Earl Sweatshirt live for the first time.
Regardless, I’d highly suggest taking a look at the lineup for yourself and hell, try to snag a ticket as soon as possible. Prices will only go up and it’s definitely worth your while to see a particularly unique, city wide music festival experience which just recently got affirmation, once again, from Pitchfork. See ya in Raleigh, North Carolina this September and, of course, see ya next Saturday, May 4th for our joint show with Noise Level Magazine featuring Slow Animal, Wellboys, Canada, & Hairyman (the surprise final act) over at Race Manor. Oh, and get the hell outside: it’s beautiful.
Dissociative Identity Productions & Noise Level Magazine Presents: SLOW ANIMAL, WELLBOYS, CANADA, & HAIRYMAN
If ya hadn’t noticed, I haven’t written in awhile. Computer experienced some minor technical difficulties despite to say, things are back to normal. Now back to the real point of this article. As you may have figured out by now from our Facebook Page, Dissociative Identity Productions & Noise Level Magazine are proud to present: Slow Animal, Wellboys, Canada, & Hairyman.
We are extremely excited for the show as we will be hosting it outdoors (with a rain location ready, just in case) to get the most out of the upcoming spring time weather. Furthermore, we are also extremely proud with our lineup. Whether seen through our header, Slow Animal, to our opener, Hairyman (Elgin & Travis (Ted Nguyent)), the show provides a great cast for good times in the spring time.
The final note worth mentioning are the prices. While we had intended to actually charge more initially, both Noise Level Magazine & Dissociative Identity Productions want to encourage as many people as possible to come on out and enjoy themselves. That’s why admission will actually be only $3 if you like either Dissociative Identity Productions‘ or Noise Level Magazine‘s Facebook Page, with it being $5 at the door otherwise. Simply like the page beforehand, by the day of the show, and state your name at the door for the discount. There will also be beers available at the venue for those interested.
Anyways, thank you so much for all of those who have come together to help with this process and for continued support. I look forward to seeing you in less than two weeks and feel free to hit us up if you have any questions, comments, or concerns. See ya soon.
Doors/hangouts at 6, Music at 7, End by 11
Hours by a computer screen: it kinda makes you go insane at times. The internal interconnectedness of contemporary society creates both empathy and ambivalence of individuals and society as a whole. Yet with this split personality comes an appreciation of both the calm and frantic, the stable and fragile, the known within the unknown. I’m probably getting way ahead of myself already with this description (perhaps because I’m a little rusty) despite to say that it is with a sincere enthusiasm that I recommend the likes of Rounds for all those sympathizing with my initial rant.
Rounds are a British trio consisting of Robert Cooper (Vocals and Synths), Andrew Chapman (Guitar and Synths), and Ashley Kemp (Drums and Sampler). With a live set-up incorporating drums, synths and vocals along side a large array of digital instrumentation, their debut EP Escapist, came out on Austrian label Moun10 in July 2012, receiving the Number 7 spot in XLR8R’s Top 20 Downloads of July. Now with their latest EP ‘Falter’ off of Blind Colour they are able to shine in their full authenticity as well as allow others to basque in the creative destruction with the EP including a remix of the track “Falter” from Nottingham‘s Atlas (Coja/Symbols Recordings). To give you, the reader, a better appreciation of Rounds, the video for their single ‘Falter’, directed by Kimberly Jarrett and Greg Davenport, is available to watch below.
Overall feelings? The EP bounces from bubble popping ecstasy which brings to mind Aphex Twin to creepy yet blissful romps the likes of newer Liars meets Phantagram. So the short answer is yes: I will gladly pop this on whether alone or with guests. However it is definitely clear that the act is still young. I will wait to pour excitement their way until they begin to differentiate themselves a little further. However, considering Falter represents the 2nd EP: damn, not bad. Not bad at all. Take a listen and enjoy, I know I did.
In case ya didn’t gather by now, I live in Philadelphia but I am originally from North Carolina. With that kind of knowledge, as well as experience reading the material I produce, you could probably guess then that I have attended the Independent‘s Hopscotch every year since its inception in 2010. An affordable music festival with an amazing lineup of both the major acts as well as those niche groups, Hopscotch has always been a pleasure to attend between the city plaza shows and the smaller, venue shows going rampant throughout Raleigh, NC.
It is with this thought that myself, as well as Dissociative Identity Productions as a whole, would like to invite, nay, encourage each and every one of you to buy your early bird tickets, available this Friday, February 1st. Clearly the early bird special will have a limited quantity so be sure to try and buy it earlier in the day rather than later in order to ensure an amazing deal.
Anyways, I know this article comes across as just a sales pitch. And frankly, I guess it kind of is. But let me assure you no: I am not being paid or reimbursed for shoving this sales pitch to you. Rather I have fallen in love with this music festival, and so should you. Get your ticket this Friday and see ya in NC for another amazing Hopscotch Music Festival!
Technology and modern electronics have the eerie ability to both feel warm and connect us with the world as well as cold and distant, isolating in pure design. It’s a Catch 22 which appears to be the Holy Grail for any creative mind ingenious enough to create a synthesis between the two extremes. While, on a technological note, this process appears to still be ongoing, Charlie of Kill Rock Stars appears to have made a bold new step in this development within the ambient, electronica genre. Under the name Grapefruit, Charlie has released his instrumental synth wanderings in the form of “Freeway Romantics“
As described by Gnar Tapes, the album is, “pulsing and vibrating, like hearing lights pass through crystal. As much outside as it is in. Is the freeway out in space, or is it in your mind?” A little on the new age side but hell, I guess you have to be a little to indulgence in this album. This is not intended to be a put down however: rather, this music has a spirtual sort of feel to it by design. Perhaps I am too reliant upon these groups to help vocalize what I am unable to articulate however with a combination of soundwall aesthetics as displayed by M83‘s “Fields, Shorelines, and Hunters” and an attention to 8-bit culture the likes of Gatekeeper gives Grapefruit‘s “Freeway Romantics” a, well, romantic feel. And I mean this in the purest sense: a romanticism which takes what appears to be a dark and grim world of alienating technological feats and create a warmth unknown to many in their own physical lives.
The ramblings of a tired fool, perhaps. However, while I do love his previous projects, I find this release such a personal journey without the gimmicks of traditional ambient electronica that it just feels enlightening. Take a listen and grab a download ($7? Why the hell not, plus I believe they sell tape copies as well for those so inclined). I recently read an article which believed that A Brave New World was a far more believable distopia than 1984. For while the government attempts to subdue its population by withholding information in 1984, the government in A Brave New World do not care to withhold information but rather drown it out through perpetual pop culture and media distractions. Welcome to the Brave New World. Enjoy.
It’s been a little while since I’ve written anything on house/electronica material so indulge me in my odd attempt. I’ve always had a good deal of respect for Gnar Tapes with its extremely unique while ferociously independent. Admittedly, I was puzzled then when I received a seemingly gaudy email on what looks like an anxsty teenager’s cover art (yes, I’m being mean but I promise it goes uphill from here). Still, the story got me hooked. As described by Gnar Tapes, “Dutch “Gabber” DJ Mental Theo (aka Theo Nabuurs) has been making hardcore electronic dance music since the early 90s. After scoring a few big Happy Hardcore hits in Europe with their songs “Wonderful Days” and “Stars” alongside fellow countryman Charly Lownoise, Theo continued on to become a VJ on the European version of MTV. During the late 90s he hosted his own European MTV show called “Mental Theo On The Road“, in which he visited various nightclubs across Europe interviewing and interacting with partygoers, including a “Spring Break Special” report on the American club scene in Florida.”
It was that start which urged me to go ahead and take a listen. Spanning a little under an hour, I’m glad I did. As Gnar Tapes continues to state, “West Coast Mix 01” is the result of how educational and fun the Internet has made cassette culture” with “a unique mix of a Dutch Hardcore and Gabber records and remixes”. Now to use my only words. Irony is certainly a beautiful thing, however too much serves as a gluttonous mask to true identity. Luckily, Theo, through his years of experience and active participation, appears to understand this exact balance, an attribute I greatly admire. Sure, he uses humorous bits and pieces as well as highly overdone mixes. However there appears to be no embarrassment in this use, rather a primal pride that shines through. Take a listen, hell grab the actual, physical copy (cause come on, an hour of Dutch Hardcore on a car trip: I know you want to). It’s been awhile since I’ve written on this kind of material, yet Theo is more than deserving of the article. Enjoy.