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Stream New Album From Boogarins

Boogarins have come a long way from recording music as teenagers in their parents’ gardens. Today, the New York Times posted a stream of their new album, Manual, singing praises for the music’s “hazy guitars, cyclical riffs and murmured vocals”. Manual features eleven tracks of psychedelic-rock, heavily influenced by the band’s upbringing in Goiânia, Brazil. The album will be released by Other Music Recording Co. on October 30. This is their second album to released by the label, known for their wide variety of artists, including Tall Tales and the Silver Lining, Monika, and Wyatt Cenac.

Boogarins will be supporting the album during their European tour beginning at the end of October. The full list of tour dates along with ticket information can be viewed here.

Stream Manual via New York Times »

Other Music Recording Co. Official Website »

Boogarins European Tour Poster »

Hot Chip Covers “Dancing In The Dark”

At this summer’s Governor’s Ball in New York, Hot Chip made headlines over their cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “Dancing In The Dark”. The band gave new life to the classic rock song in an epic, seven-minute long rendition featuring their signature electronic, heavy-hitting instrumentals.

Yesterday, Hot Chip released a video for “Dancing In The Dark”, directed by Kieran Evans. It features clips from 80s TV shows alongside footage from one of their live shows at Webster Hall in New York. Along with the video, the band has released an EP titled Dancing In The Dark, featuring the Springsteen cover along with three remixes of original songs. Dancing In The Dark comes courtesy of London-based Domino Recording Co.

Hot Chip is currently on world tour supporting their latest album, Why Make Sense. The band is hitting multiple countries across Europe, with stops in the U.S. and South America. Check out the full list of tour dates here.

Watch “Dancing In The Dark” »

Purchase Why Make Sense via iTunes »

Hot Chip Official Website »

AudioSalad at CMJ 2015

We hope all of our music biz friends are as excited as we are for CMJ Music Marathon 2015! From CMJ to South by Southwest, Indie Week and Music Biz, we revel in the opportunity to meet with all of our local and international peers. We hope we have the chance to say hello to everyone tonight at the A2IM Reception. The whole AudioSalad team will be in attendance to celebrate the occasion – a huge thanks again to the A2IM team for all of their tireless work bringing the independent music scene together.

We’ll be all over the city for the rest of the week, checking out as many showcases as possible. Keep an eye out for several of our clients’ artists performing throughout the week: Marathon ArtistsFraser A. Gorman will be performing a total of four times throughout the week, Georgia of Domino Recording Co. is playing two showcases hosted by BBC and CMJ, and the South Korean DFSB Kollective is hosting a showcase of their own on Thursday at SOB’s.

As always, we welcome the opportunity to both forge new relationships and strengthen our current ones. Feel free to reach out to us to meet up for a bite, a drink, or anything else you can think of. Get in touch here!

Alex G Releases Domino Debut, Beach Music

At only 22 years old, Philadelphia-based artist Alex G has already built a catalog of seven full-length albums. Since self-releasing a single from his dorm room at Temple University in 2011, the musician has developed an impressive musical career, almost solely through Garageband recordings released for free on Bandcamp.

2015 has designated the beginning of a new chapter in Alex G’s career. Following his performance at South by Southwest, he announced that Domino Recording Co. would release his upcoming full-length album, titled Beach Music. This Friday marked the official release of the album, coinciding with a record release show at Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn. Beach Music has already received a great deal of positive press from the likes of Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, New York Times, and many others.

Alex G is currently on tour in Europe. Toward the end of October, he will begin a U.S. tour spanning the Northeast and Midwest. To see if he’s playing near you, check out the tour dates hereBeach Music is available for streaming on all major platforms,  as well as physical purchase via Domino’s website.

Purchase Beach Music on vinyl »

Check out the dates for Alex G’s U.S. tour »

The Curation Debate

In the past few months, there has been increasingly frequent news covering the purchasing, marketing and distribution of curated playlists to streaming audiences. Algorithms and computerized curation are playing a more substantial role in the curation of these playlists, as is evident in Spotify’s new “Discover Weekly”, an automated playlist catered to each user’s specific tastes. Although this feature has gained popularity, many argue that computers will never be able to replace the authenticity and originality found within radio stations such as Beats 1, the 24-hour Apple Music station curated by various renowned musical connoisseurs.

MIT Technology Review published an article last week, joining the debate of human curation vs. computer algorithms. They lean to the side of human creation of playlists, although they admit the merits of algorithms. Read what they have to say here.

“How Apple Music’s Human DJs Compare to Spotify’s Algorithms” »

“How Spotify’s Discover Weekly Cracked Human Curation at Internet Scale” » 

Run The Jewels – Meow The Jewels

Last Friday, acclaimed rap-duo Run The Jewels released the long-awaited Meow The Jewels. The concept for the album began after a fan launched a Kickstarter campaign calling for the re-creation of Run The Jewels 2 featuring only cat sounds. Fans quickly latched onto the idea, raising well over the $45,000 goal. Killer Mike and El-P enlisted an impressive group of hip-hop producers and artists for the album, including Snoop Dogg, The Alchemist, and Just Blaze.

The proceeds from the album are going directly to charities supporting the families of victims of police violence, a subject that is largely influential to the music of Run The Jewels. Limited pressings of the album are available at the Run The Jewels webstore, along with free downloads.

Purchase or download Meow The Jewels »

Check out the Kickstarter campaign »


Bob Moses Releases Debut Album Days Gone By

It was just a few years after graduating the same high school in Vancouver when the musical duo of Jimmy Vallance and Tom Howie ran into each other, both living in Brooklyn, New York. After a few years of playing shows and recording singles, Bob Moses has put out their first full-length album. Days Gone By consists of 10 original songs, one of which, “Talk”, was released as a music video earlier this summer.

Bob Moses will be spending the remainder of 2015 on tour throughout North America, with a select few dates in Europe. Check out the full schedule here.

Order Days Gone By via Domino Recording Co. »

Bob Moses Official Website »

DIIV Premieres New Song, “Dopamine”

Brooklyn-based indie rock band DIIV is currently streaming “Dopamine”, the first single off their second album, Is The Is Are. The song has been named “Best New Track” by Pitchfork. The full length follow-up to 2012’s Oshin is slated to be released this fall on Captured Tracks. Stream “Dopamine” here.

DIIV is playing a few shows this month with Ride, and they will begin their headlining tour with No Joy and Sunflower Bean in October. The tour will reach most major cities across the U.S. including New York City, Boston, Chicago, Austin, Los Angeles, Nashville and Atlanta. Check out the full list of dates here.

Purchase “Dopamine” via Omnian Music Group »

DIIV Official Website »

Run The Jewels Perform on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

On Tuesday night, Run The Jewels closed out The Late Show’s one-week anniversary with a performance of their single “Angel Duster” off of their latest album, Run The Jewels 2. Brooklyn’s own TV On The Radio acted as their back-up band.

Run The Jewels has been very active lately, including their recently-launched radio show, WRTJ, on Apple Music’s Beats 1 Radio and a hugely-successful Kickstarter campaign. They are also touring across the United States throughout September and October. Check out their tour schedule here to see if they’re playing in a town near you!

Watch Run The Jewels’ Performance on The Late Show »

Run The Jewels Official Website »

Swans Win “Hardest Working Artist” at AIM Awards

We’d like to congratulate Swans for bringing home the award of “Hardest Working Artist” at this week’s AIM Awards show. The band was unable to attend the award ceremony, but frontman Michael Gira delivered an acceptance speech via video broadcast. He had the following to say about the award:

Those of us that have truly labored – for instance in the fields of carpentry, roofing, hod-carrying, demolition, bricklaying and even in Amazon delivery centers or a clothing or plastics factory somewhere in the world – know what true labour is, and therefor know that recording and touring with a band is decidedly lightweight by comparison. But even so, and leaving aside the fact that working hard does not necessarily mean that the work itself is worthwhile, we here at the Swans work site accept with the deepest heartfelt gratitude your generous honor here today.

Swans are currently working on a live album, titled The Gate, which they are incorporating into a campaign to help fund the production and distribution of their upcoming album.

Purchase the Swans catalog via Young God Records »

Swans Official Site »

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