Recommends: Temples - Shelter Song

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.

June 16, 2014 at 6:43pm in recommends


Klaxons Album Stream + World First 3D Printed Tour

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.

You can stream the full album here, thanks to The Guardian, and buy it from iTunes.

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

June 13, 2014 at 10:51am in news, Klaxons


Modcast #185: Tiger & Woods - Too(L) Late for Summer Fitness Mix

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.


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June 13, 2014 at 8:41am in modcast



Listen: Bag Raiders - Nairobi

Listen: Bag Raiders - Nairobi

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

June 12, 2014 at 10:52am in news, Bag Raiders



For Festival Day and After Parties Announced

For Festival Day and After Parties Announced

FOR Festival is stoked to announce even more fun stuff to add to your daily FOR schedule. In addition to the live evening performances at Veneranda, and the late-night dance parties on island carpe diem Beach, today we announce a series of day parties. You'll be able to spend your afternoons warming up at venues Hula Hula Bar and Jerolim (which is clothing optional for the naturalists amongst us), with a rotating cast of DJs and characters from the wider line-up.

And for the diehards in our midst - we'll be hosting after parties at local spot Pink Champagne, from 4am until close each night. Keep the party going with our residents Cookie, Buzdovan & surprise guests.

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June 11, 2014 at 5:15pm in news


Recommends: Mark Ronson's Vinyl Collection

Super producer Mark Ronson brings his supreme cuts to FOR Festival next week. In this video he shares some of his DJ philosophies along with memories of getting Prince up off his set, playing with Q-Tip and the music that inspired the initial sessions with Amy Winehouse. With a collection this massive, who knows what records he'll pack for his Croatian sojourn.

June 11, 2014 at 3:38pm in recommends


Modcast #184: Factory Floor

DFA family members Factory Floor have a reputation for turning their disorientating body music and industrial experiments into a phenomenal live force. Next week this unmistakeable groove will be transported from the trio's isolated North London warehouse origins to the paradisiacal Mediterranean landscape of FOR Festival. We prepare for the close quarters hang out (the festival is limited to 2500 tickets), breaking the ice with a few questions about the band's aesthetic and ambitions, over a shadowy mixtape pieced together by synthesist Dominic Butler.

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June 10, 2014 at 3:46pm in modcast


Recommends: Odd Waves

Recommends: Odd Waves

Here's a nice limited edition conceived by Sydney-based graphic designer Steele Bonus. 'Odd Waves' is a new 32-page risograph printed book, documenting an international movement of New Wave outsiders circa 1979-1985.

Through fuzzy photographic portraits lifted from obscure record covers that were only admired in tiny editions, a loose narrative is told, contrasting pop wannabes and art school punks. The corresponding mix CD is total madness too - Eastern European disco, narcotic Neue Deutsche Welle and naive DIY.

Only 300 copies exist and are available at Colette.

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June 10, 2014 at 11:24am in recommends


 

Events

24.08.14 - Rock En Seine

Paris, France

27.08.14 - Cut Copy

Magnolia, Milan, Italy

28.08.14 - Cut Copy

Zurich Open Air, Opfikon, Switzerland

04.09.14 - Movement

Alhambra Lounge, Brisbane, Australia

05.09.14 - Movement

Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, Australia

06.09.14 - Movement

Newtown Social Club, Sydney, Australia

10.09.14 - Movement

Newtown Social Club, Sydney, Australia

13.09.14 - Cut Copy

Samsung Hall, Manila, Philippines

16.09.14 - Cut Copy

The Republik, Honolulu, HI

20.09.14 - Hellow Festival

Monterrey, Mexico

29.10.14 - The Presets

Danforth, Toronto, ON, Canada

30.10.14 - The Presets

Club Tulipe, Montreal, QC, Canada

02.11.14 - The Presets

930 Club, Washington, DC, USA

04.11.14 - The Presets

Variety Playhouse, Atlanta, GA, USA

05.11.14 - The Presets

Marathon Music Works, Nashville, TN, USA

06.11.14 - The Presets

Tipitina's, New Orleans, LA, USA

08.11.14 - The Presets

Fun Fun Fun Festival, Austin, TX, USA

09.11.14 - The Presets

Tricky Falls, El Paso, TX, USA

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