“Having emerged from hiatus at the end of 2010, GYBE picked up right where they left off, immediately re-capturing the sound and material that had fallen dormant in 2003 and driving it forward with every show of their extensive touring over the last 18 months. The new album presents the fruits of that labour: evolved and definitive versions of two huge compositions previously known to fans as “Albanian” and “Gamelan”, now properly titled as “MLADIC” and “WE DRIFT LIKE WORRIED FIRE” respectively. Accompanied by the new drones (stitched into the album sequence on CD; cut separately on their own 7″ for the LP version), GYBE have offered up a fifth album that we feel is as absolutely vital, virulent, honest and heavy as anything in their discography.
– Constellation Records
We are super excited Maniqui Lazer will be playing!! After an extended hiatus, this trio of weirdos,
originally from Mexicali, is just beginning to freak people out in person again. Their mix of experimental electronic dance-punk has already made a mark on the face of subculture and they are back in full force! Members include Valentin Torres of Vampire Slayer and Jung Sing, the wildly drummer of the now disbanded All Leather. Jung and Manaqui Lazer bassist Rodo also play in a band called Black Cells.
We are also very pleased Machino will be part of the night! – A previous member of the post hardcore band Mae Machino and the DJ duo Loud Noises. His electronica offerings have hit Beatport’s charts more than once. We are looking forward to his experiments!
The three amigos of Moonshake will be manning the DJ booth into the night! These are the cats that ran the long running Moonshake parties at Kadan, before the bar closed down. Lee Reynolds, Mark E. Quark, and Dazzla are masters of dance party shenanigans!! Prepare for “an adventure into future disco, spacey house, and techey grooves!” –Bobby Bray SD Reader
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"Full of Fire, the first track to surface from the Knife’s forthcoming Shaking the Habitual, is a 9-minute banger that more than lives up to its title. Blessedly, the duo’s stylistic touchstones– the same tricks that countless groups have lifted over the last six years– are present and accounted for, as if they’re picking up exactly where they left off. There’s the fierce, multi-tiered rhythm track, Karin Dreijer‘s malevolent, ever-mutating vocal incantations, and the thoroughly frightening approach to dance music that spurred Mark Pytlik to coin the phrase “haunted house” in his review of 2006’s Silent Shout.
Yet, the reclusive Swedish siblings are not simply donning the same old cloaks this time around. The fever-pitch the track establishes and never releases is far more industrial than they’ve ever sounded before. “Questions and the answers can take very long,” growls Dreijer over the fierce, mechanistic backdrop. True enough, but in this case it’s been more than worth the wait.”
The Knife will be playing this years Pukkelpop Festival in Belgium on Saturday August 17th. Also on the bill: The xx, Nine Inch Nails, Bat For Lashes, Skunk Anansie… plus more TBA
Core member Valentin Torres aka Vampire Slayer will be in town a few days prior on Sunday, March 3 headlining an eclectic lineup at The Void (3519 El Cajon Boulevard –City Heights – formerly Eleven).
Oscillating between psychedelic bangers, piebald-noise freak outs, and impressionistic dronescapes, Vampire Slayer pioneers uncharted territory with brazen abandon.
Pablo Dodero, frontman of defunct Tijuana post-hardcore/screamo (but not in the shitty way) band Mae Machino, has been playing spacious folk tunes under the alias Late Nite Howl for the pas few years.As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, Dodero’s self-recorded debut Late Nite Howl EP evokes Syd Barrett circa Madcap Laughs, a minimalist Nick Drake, and the more haunting aspects ofMark Kozelek.
Santiago, Chile-born experimentalist Marcelo Radulovich (Playground Slap, Nicey Nice World), now located in San Marcos, used nothing but an Apple music player and iPods apps to compose his recent La Mano Ponderosa
“I’m fascinated with the world of apps, and I see the iPod as a revolutionary sort of musical instrument, providing countless versions of lapsteel guitars, basses, drum machines, pianos, theremins, and weird noise manglers,” Radulovich told Reader contributer Jay Allen Sanford in December.”