Great news – the long awaited new album by Beckfinally gets a release date and a name. Check out the following press release:
Beck has signed to Capitol Records, who will release his first album of all new material since 2008′s universally acclaimed Modern Guilt in February 2014. The new record, titled Morning Phase, has been described as a companion piece of sorts to Beck’s 2002 classic Sea Change. Featuring many of the same musicians who played on that record (who are also currently accompanying him live) -Justin Meldal-Johnsen, Joey Waronker, Smokey Hormel, Roger Joseph Manning Jr., and Jason Falkner — Morning Phase harkens back to the stunning harmonies, song craft and staggering emotional impact of that record, while surging forward with infectious optimism. Morning Phase caps off a yearlong creative tear that traces back to the December of 2012 release of the lavishly packaged and illustrated Song Reader featuring sheet music for 20 new original Beck songs. The project quickly took on a life of its own, with musicians from across the globe recording their own interpretations, as well as Beck’s own special shows featuring eclectic lists of co-conspirators putting their own stamp on the compositions. Following that, Beck re-imagined David Bowie’s classic “Sound + Vision” with a hand-selected 160-piece orchestra… culminating with a groundbreaking interactive 360-degree filming of a live performance of the track. More recently, this summer brought us three rabidly received singles released digitally and on 12-inch vinyl (“Defriended,” “I Won’t Be Long,” Gimme”), and September saw Beck custom-creating two performance pieces for Doug Aitken’s Station to Station series of transient happenings, all interspersed with his current run of live shows–touted by reviewers the world over as among the very best of his career. Complete track listing, exact release date, and further information re: Morning Phase will be released as it is confirmed.
Californian rocker Hanni El Khatibhas announced the release of his sophomore record which will be called Head In The Dirt! We’re happy to share the stream of the first single, the scorching, dusty garage rock track “Family”.
Head In The Dirt will be out on April 30th and was produced by the almighty Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys.
We’re happy to annonunce that we’re starting a new event series called “Disco Minuko!“. It’s a collaboration between guerolitomusic, the DJ-collective TWOETS and local clubKonzerthausSchüür.
The first edition of Disco Minuko! will take place on the 1st of March and brings you the great Nancy Whangto Lucerne. Famous as a band member of LCD Soundsystem and The JuanMacLean, she was also an important part of the great rise of DFA Records and lent her voice to the Soulwax track “E Talking”.
Nancy will spin her records that night and will be supported by local heroes El Tigre Sound & Kid Baba. Make sure not to miss it!
date | Friday, 1st march 2013
time | 11pm – 4am
venue | Konzerthaus Schüür
tickets | link (15 chf / 10 chf students)
facebook event | link
Some of you might already heard of it, but to most of you this festival might still be pretty unknown. Le Guess Who? is a international music festival that takes place in the old city of Utrecht, in Holland. I had the pleasure to experience Le Guess Who? last year for the first time and was just overwhelmed by the loveliness of the event and especially the good nose for young and upcoming, but yet advanced and promising acts.
This year’s edition will take place from November 29 to December 2nd and faces appearances by established acts just as Deerhoof, Do Make Say Think, Why? or Destroyer and some of our favourite bands of 2012 like FIDLAR, Matthew Dear, Lower Dens, DIIV or Ty Segall among many others! You can check the entire line-up here.
But for now we’d like to make you aware of one of the smaller acts to play the festival this year: It’s the Montreal-based psych-garage outfit EACH OTHER. The three piece consisting of Brad Loughead, Mike Wright and Christian Simmons plays an unique blend of watery guitars, muted bass and dreamy vocals, creating psychedelic-pop gems hidden behind a curtain of fuzz. Don’t miss them! They’ll play the festival on Friday.
Make sure to download their two EPs and 7”-single on their bandcamp page for free!
During the last week Karenn – the collaboration project between UK-techno masterminds Blawan and Pariah – were artists in residence at Südpol | Musik Tanz Theater in Lucerne for preparting their new live set. Before its premiere on Saturday zweikommasieben organized a producers talk with both on Thursday evening at Südpol club.
In this podcast from Radio 3FACH you hear several parts of the talk and 4 (massive) tracks off the forthcoming Karenn release, which will be out on their own label She Works The Long Nights. Exclusive premiere!
Already being part of the recent guerolitoplaylist 08|12, Lucerne’s indie darlings Alvin Zealot are readying their second album Flux for a 21st of September release. As their well-crafted first single “Flux” points out, the new record is drawing its inspiration from the more pyschedelic and dusty corners of indie rock. This is going to be big, believe me.