Cut Copy have a bucketload of things to announce today - namely, the forthcoming release of a deluxe version of current album Free Your Mind, featuring 5 additional tracks, and a video for Free Your Mind jammer Meet Me In A House of Love, directed by fellow Australians Trouble Hands and starring High Maintenance actor Ben Sinclair.
The illusive Ghost Culture emerges from the London fog. Signed to Erol Alkan's trademark of quality Phantasy, he has two elegantly layered woozy electronic singles to his name and did the programming on Daniel Avery's primo album 'Drone Logic'. Melodic, engaging and most importantly very body moving, Ghost Culture will take us to the depths of darkness at FOR Festival this week, DJing in a forest as a smoke machine masks the moon. Press play and jump on the next flight to Croatia.
Over the last year or so PC Music has emerged as the most exciting new label/collective around. Spiritually similar, and certainly associated with rising London producer Sophie, the PC Music crew are creating some of the most avant garde and divisive dance music in recent memory.
Light on information, the label's website pairs stunning art direction with ultra saccharine yet sublimely understated tracks. The sound could be seen as UK Bass inverted: a bright and sugary slap to the face of that sound's morose beige-ness.
Proud of their hometown of Melbourne, Cut Copy enlist local producer Nile Delta to remix their latest Free Your Mind single Meet Me In A House Of Love. Nile Delta, who is currently touring the US with the band and Classixx, spikes the party punch with a conscious opening invitation and it's all yours for the price of free. Don't miss this triple threat at a town near you (dates below).
Temples' cool take on psych-pop, glam and folk-rock will be in full bloom at Hvar. This tune really kick started their career, prompting Johnny Marr and Noel Gallagher to claim them as the best new band in Britain. It's bound to turn FOR Festival into liquid, becoming one with the Adriatic Sea.
As Klaxons release their third album, 'Love Frequency', in Australia today, they confirm details of their next tour, kicking off in the UK in late October. A band consistently looking to innovate and push boundaries, this will be the world's first 3D printed tour, with all of the instruments, lights and production supplied using a 3D printer. Watch them discuss the process above.
UK Tour Dates:
October 25 - Waterfront - Norwich
October 26 - Cockpit - Leeds
October 27 - O2 ABC - Glasgow
October 28 - Academy 3 - Manchester
October 30 - Concorde 2 - Brighton
October 31 - Thekla - Bristol
November 1 - O2 Academy 2 - Birmingham
November 2 - Rescue Rooms - Nottingham
November 4 - O2 Shephard's Bush Empire - London
Enigmatic DJ/production duo Tiger & Woods represent Italy at next week's international gathering at FOR Festival in Hvar, Croatia. They'll be soundtracking the epicurean lifestyle with their own brand of boogie, house and compressed funk, looping vaguely familiar disco samples and backbone strapping baselines live. This new modcast, entitled "Too(L) Late for Summer Fitness Mix", is our training program. Convert about their identity, rare interview subjects Larry Tiger and David Woods even participated in a shotgun Q&A. Start pumping those muscles.
View highlights from the first night of Modulations through the lens of Sydney photographer Jack Mannix, who shot these distinctive images on slide film. HTRK mesmerised before Liars pummelled their industrial pop. Meanwhile The Presets DJs killed the opening slot for the Pet Shop Boys' immersive concert experience. Mannix, also a musician who has played in Circle Pit, Drown Under and Kiosk, recently published his first full-colour artist monograph 'Precious Metals', binding a series of gritty documentary-style images that explore themes of isolation, addiction, sex and death, and cross the boundaries of both lo-fi and high-fashion photography. Buy it here.
Chris Stracey and Jack Glass, aka Bag Raiders, have been hard at work crafting album #2, basing themselves in LA as they labor over the follow up to 2010's self-titled debut. However, they've continued to make deeply satisfying club music in tandem, and the immediacy and excitement of two recently-recorded lethal tracks has prompted a standalone EP, breaking their release drought of almost three years.
The EP will be released via Modular on July 4 (AUS), July 7 (UK/EU), July 8th (USA), and will feature two original club tracks, Nairobi and Savannah, each paired with a remix.
We're letting Nairobi loose today.
BAG RAIDERS US DATES
Friday, June 13: Making Time @ The Dolphin, Philadelphia, PA
Saturday, June 14: Verboten, Brooklyn, NY
Sunday, June 15: Saguaro Hotel, Palm Springs, CA
Saturday, August 9: Vinyl, Denver, CO
Sydney-based Californian photographer The Unstuck Man got in the thick of Modulation's Wild Porteño, a one off collaboration between Argentine grill Porteño and LA rockabilly label Wild Records. He captured The Delta Bombers howlin' rhythms, Luis and his dangerous band The Wildfires, the beautiful Gizzelle and DJs A Man Called Stu and Rockin' Marc Rondeau, along with some great rockabilly culture portraits and Porteño's slow cooked delights.
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Belly Up Aspen, Aspen, CO
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