America's most potent botanical product, Black Bananas, is on export! The time is ripe to shipBlack Bananas to salivating, European eyes and ears and so, after a long gestating period, a European tour is nigh. Finally, rabid fans and rabid press alike can get an authentic mouthful, fuck yeah! Jennifer Herrema, photomagentic and genetically engineered to spawn tabloid-style gossip, is ready to lead her futuristically inclined funk-bunch in the Euro-breach. It's public demand that bring the cultivators of 2014's deepest grooves - hot hits like "Physical Emotions" and "Hey Rockin'" - which created the soundtrack to your (endless) summer and bled into the soundtrack for your (ultimate) fall. Here we are now, and hell - if it ain't broke, don't fuck with it - take it on the road! To celebrate the momentous occasion, Black Bananas present a newly remixed, extended dance version of "Physical Emotions!" Remixed by Houston's finest, SPR1NGBREAK4EVER, and featuring Fat Tony, it's the jet engine pack propelling the 'Bananasacross the Atlantic, turbos and into your town's danceteria. Peel back and see, Black Bananasare coming for EU, G!
FFF9 has a new configuration due to work being done on parts of the park. Check out the new fest map, and all of the new features FFF9 has to offer.
Once on the grounds, you can always use the Fun Fun Fun iOS or Android app to have a map in the palm of your hand. We also have a Way Finder located right inside the festival entrance.
EARLY BIRD WILL CALL PICKUP
For those of you have need to pickup your passes from will call, we will have two separate locations for you to visit on Thursday, November 6th from Noon - Midnight. Picking up your passes on Thursday will allow you to attend FFF Nites shows hassle free. We encourage all will call purchasers to take advantage of these early bird hours.
Holy Mountain 617 E 7th St Austin, Texas 78701
Auditorium Shores Festival Box Office 800 W Riverside Dr Austin, Texas 78704
Fun Fun Fun Fest and Transmission Events encourage alternative transportation methods, so we can keep the streets of Austin clear of unnecessary traffic congestion. We offer bicycle parking, shuttle services, and an easy location to walk to from all directions.
We have also listed several other transportation options atFunFunFunFest.com, inside the "info" section of the site.
The Nites are FREE* with your FFF9 wristband. The FFF Nites after party series begins on Thursday, November 6th and runs every night after the fest, til Sunday!
*Shows are subject to venue capacity and venue age restrictions.
We have a few on-site delights this year. The iconic Luden's Fs are coming back! Keep an eye out for a photo op or meet up spot. If you need a pick me up throughout the day, Café Bustelo will also be providing free coffee samples. Be sure to drop by both spots.
FKA twigs has today premiered a video for her “Video Girl” single. Directed by Kahlil Joseph, this extended, uncompromising film can be viewed right now HEREhttp://yt-r.uk/VideoGirl
“Video Girl” is taken from FKA twigs’ acclaimed debut album, LP1. The album was released to widespread acclaim in August on Young Turks and is shortlisted for the 2014 Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize, which takes place this evening in London.
In addition, FKA twigs has announced that in advance of her first North American tour, she will make her U.S. late night television debut on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on November 4th.
Meanwhile, having just completed a sold out UK and European tour, FKA twigs will start her first North American tour on November 6th to a sold-out show at Washington D.C.’s 930 Club. The run of dates includes sold out shows at the likes of New York's Terminal 5, the Los Angeles Regent (where she's sold out two consecutive nights), Chicago’s Metro andTerminal West in Atlanta.
"A sleazy, female-fronted, New York City version of DZ Deathrays" - NME
"The class of No Wave being indoctrinated into a satanic cult run by A Place To Bury Strangers" - ARTROCKER
"A New York trio, the band’s output is grunge in the sense of fusing fuzzed out guitars with candy-bar-sweet melodies. Oh, and noise - lots and lots of noise" - CLASH
Following the release of a few infectious singles, Brooklyn-based doom/blues trio GHXST return with the release of 'Nowhere EP' in December through Club.The.Mammoth.
The EP has been recorded over the last year between New Orleans, Nashville and Brooklyn. Even though the band's characteristic doomy/grungey sounds of their first releases are all there, Nowhere EP also shows a more ethereal and grounded side to theor music.
The first track to be taken off the EP is 'Galaxia', a song that captures the band at their heaviest and most intoxicating, as singer Shelley X's moody vocals echoes against a wave of droning guitars. 'Galaxia' is released on 10th November 2014 on Club.The.Mammoth
The band has now release a creepy, dark video, just in time for Halloween. About the video, lead singer Shelley X says: "It was shot in a week with Clay Adamcyk who we've been collaborating with for live visuals. He uses 'video synths' to manipulate overlay effects and I think that style adds a psychological future vibe to the video. The video was inspired by Philip K Dick novels, cult sci-fi movies like John Carpenter's "They Live", and taking trips to empty NY beaches at night.”
GHXST are back in the UK for a few London shows this weekend
31st October - The Barfly (for Jubilee's Halloween special) 1st November - Nightmare On Camden High Street
GHXST is a New York based noise grunge trio composed of Shelley X, Chris Wild and Nathan La Guerra. With influences such as the Jesus and Mary Chain, White Zombie, and Sonic Youth, they evoke the rockin' 90s with a new kind of stylish noise rock, full of killer distortion, bluesy vocals, and heavy drums.
Orenda Fink Releases "This Is A Part Of Something Greater" Video
New Album Blue Dream Out Now On Saddle Creek
Just in time for Halloween, Orenda Fink has unveiled the new video for "This Is A Part Of Something Greater" from her album Blue Dream out now on Saddle Creek. The video was directed, edited & filmed by Aaron Gum and premiered on Flavorwire. Orenda says, "This video is a labor of love of cult and classic horror movies shared between me and director Aaron Gum. With a crew of two (he and I) we attempted to 'faithfully' recreate scenes from some of our favorite directors of the dark with basically a camera and what we could find from the thrift store. Pulling from Videodrome, Poltergeist, Blue Velvet, Psycho, and even chopping down my own bathroom door for The Shiningscene, the video was a blast to make from start to messy finish." Director Aaron Gum added, "The video combines our shared love for horror films, and is a stylistic homage to Kubrick Cronenberg, Lynch, Hitchcock, Hooper, and the tortured souls that make up their haunted worlds."
TICKETS ON SALE TODAY FOR HEARTS’ CO-HEADLINE TOUR ALONGSIDE MIKKY EKKO NEXT MONTH
“A breezy pop album with an intelligent edge...what really sets the band’s sound apart is the German-[raised] front woman Nini Fabi’s powerful voice — which might bring Stevie Nicks’s to mind — along with earworm melodies and richly layered lyrics.”
–The New York Times’ T: Magazine
Having just released their highly anticipated self-titled debut album earlier this week, New York City-based band Haerts have unveiled the brand new music video for their single “Giving Up.” The Austin Peters-directed clip features a variety of real couples from the New York City area—including Wiki from the band Ratking and his girlfriend Destiny, known as Princess Nokia— in addition to flowers by up-and-coming floral designer Brittany Asch of BRRCH, whose work has recently been featured in VOGUE,Lucky, NYLON, and Style.com. Watch “Giving Up” HERE.
To celebrate the album’s release, Haerts has also announced their forthcoming co-headline tour alongside Mikky Ekko. Tickets for all dates are on sale today. Dates kick off November 29 in Chicago and continue through December20 in Minneapolis.Haerts will also join St. Lucia for dates at New York City’s Terminal 5, Philadelphia’s Theatre of the Living Arts, and Washington, DC’s 9:30 Club later next month. See below for all dates.
With the release of their buzzed about EP Hemiplegia last fall, Haerts has quickly won over fans and garnered fantastic critical praise. Time Out New York named the group one of their “Rising New York City Bands You Need To Know.” In January, the band sold out their first-ever hometown headline show at Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tastemaker KEXP in Seattle helped launch the new single “Giving Up” with major support, while in the coming weeks, the band will appear on NPR’s World Café. And this year alone, Haerts has performed at SXSW, Bonnaroo, Governors Ball, Austin City Limits, Firefly, Bunbury and Time festivals, in addition to touring with London Grammar and Bastille.
11/19 – New York, NY – Terminal 5 * 11/24 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of the Living Arts * 11/25 – Washington D.C. – 9:30 Club * 11/26 – Washington D.C. – 9:30 Club * 11/29 – Chicago, IL – Schubas # 11/30 – Columbus, OH – A&R Bar # 12/2 – Pittsburgh, PA – Club AE # 12/5 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade Purgatory # 12/6 – Nashville, TN – Marathon # 12/8 – St. Louis, MO – Firebird # 12/9 – Kansas City, MO – Record Bar # 12/12 – Portland, OR – Star # 12/13 – Seattle, WA – Crocodile # 12/16 – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw # 12/18 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge # 12/20 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry #
Haerts reveals "Giving Up" video via Idolator, self-titled debut
On the heels of their debut release, titled "Serious Heft," out now on Midwest experimental label New Atlantis Records, Philadelphia and Chicago-based pummeling punk troupe SPLIT/RED are spending the weekend celebrating their new album with upcoming weekend performances in Washington, DC and Philadelphia.
Currently in the midst of receiving critical acclaim from the likes of Rolling Stone, NOISEY, Magnet Magazine, BrooklynVegan, Impose and other punk rock and taste-maker publications nationwide, the band is already set to release the follow-up to their debut release, tentatively set for release in Spring 2015, also courtesy of New Atlantis Records.
Serious Heft was mostly composed during various trips to El Salvador. Inspired by the witness of heroic liberation theologians and freedom fighters, the record is informed by domestic oppression, injustice, and cultural repression. Fittingly, the medium here is punk rock that is unfiltered and untarnished by mainstream contrivances and compromises... Expertly captured to tape by Colin Marston (of Krallice), the record is bursting with searing feedback and the saturated, harmonically-rich sound of power tubes buckling. This creative space is punk rock, in both polemics and practice. Lumbering, thunderous rhythms are nimbly imbued with polyrhythmic propulsion. Massively articulate shredder, and New Atlantis veteran, Brandon Seabrook makes a dizzying appearance on the album's opener...
In spite of its brevity, Serious Heft makes a weighty impression. If you grab your copy on October 14, you can run the voodoo down with us. SPLIT/RED have shared the stage with Mike Watt, Nels Cline, Marc Ribot, Trevor Dunn, Stinking Lizaveta and many more... Now, with this record in your stereo, they'll practically be playing just for you, inside of your very own house. Fans of Black Flag, Funkadelic, Amphetamine Reptile, Swiz, Saint Vitus, the Melvins, the Jesus Lizard, and Shellac take note. Let's do the damn thang.
Mute and Dirty Electronics are delighted to announce the release of the Dirty Electronics Mute Synth II (MSII), a hand-held synth and sequencer designed in collaboration with the designer and writer, Adrian Shaughnessy. The MSII follows the first Dirty Electronics Mute Synth (MSI), originally created for the legendary Short Circuit presents Mute event at the Roundhouse in 2011.
MSII’s elegant design and focus on usability pushes through a pick-up-and-play approach, and switches and knobs, in conjunction with the touch controls inherent in the MSI, enable complex and infinite rhythms and sounds to be created.
Mute Synth II comes with a selection of works using the synth by artists associated with Dirty Electronics and Mute. The CD features Chris Carter (Throbbing Gristle / Carter Tutti Void), Simon Fisher Turner, Dominic Butler (Bronze Teeth / Factory Floor), Kidanevil, Dirty Electronics and more. Listen to a sampler here.
Mute Synth II is a statement against MPEG culture and places emphasis on an active participant rather than passive consumer. It is born out of Dirty Electronics’ ongoing commitment to DIY approaches and noise aesthetics, and serves as a catalyst for experimenting with electronic sound.
Additional modules and add-ons make the MSII customisable and scalable.
Packaged with a booklet containing simple and clear instructions, diagrams and essays, the MSII opens-up usability to not only the synth aficionado, but also an untrained enthusiast.
Dirty Electronics Mute Synth II (MSII) Sampler Tracklisting: Chris Carter - Mute MSII / Simon Fisher Turner - Shoelife / Kidkanevil - i went to an electricity museum / Dominic Butler - FH Exclusion / Dirty Electronics - 5 Episodes
Santa Monica, California, October 30, 2014 – BØRNS will release his debut EP Candy November 10th on Interscope Records. The set comes on the heels of his debut single “10,000 Emerald Pools” which was released earlier this month to heaps of praise. Neon Gold called the track “a debut single that’s love at first listen and then some…“10,000 Emerald Pools”...soaks up the cosmic rays of a thousand suns and channels [them] into a solar-powered summer anthem for any season.” CMJ stated “the song is a slinky little synth-pop number, alight with vocal hooks and chipper acoustic guitars,” Pigeons & Planes called it “an expansive, fluid piece of music that comfortably combines elements of rock, folk, electronic and pop” and Hilly Dilly declared it “a genre-mashing work that simply hits all the right notes.”
Candy was recorded in Los Angeles at Kennedy Space Station & Studio America and produced by Kennedy and Tommy English. Complete track listing for Candy is: “Electric Love,” “10,000 Emerald Pools,” “Past Lives” and “Seeing Stars.”Listen to first single “10,000 Emerald Pools” HERE.
Growing up in coastal Michigan, Garrett Borns has been moving from one inspiration to another. His first artistic love was visual arts and then came music thanks to an eccentric piano teacher. At the age of 15 BØRNSattended the prestigious summer program at Interlochen Center for the Arts to study filmmaking while writing songs on the side with the music majors. Playing local gigs through high school and college, BØRNS ended up in a secluded treehouse home in the Los Angeles canyons. Feeling a rebirth of inspiration he wrote all the songs that appear on his debut EP Candy.
BØRNS just finished up a successful stint at CMJ in New York with both Entertainment Weekly and i-D Magazinenaming him one of the best new acts at the festival. He will bring his angelic voice across the U.S. this fall. Some upcoming West Coast dates are below:
10/30 Stockton, CA University of the Pacific (w/ Grizfolk)
11/20 San Francisco, CA Popscene (w/Mr. Little Jeans)
12/8 Los Angeles, CA Bardot for "It's a School Night"
“Go (Blank Sea)” features Nika Rosa Danilova’s characteristically soaring vocals, icy synths, and a mammoth chorus” – Paste Magazine
“a euphoric electropop number that’s flushed with sweeping, tidal wave-sized synths.” – Consequence of Sound
“[‘Go (Blank Sea)’] sounds big enough for a stadium but without losing the eccentricities that make it a Zola Jesus song.” – Brooklyn Vegan
Zola Jesus’ latest single “Go (Blank Sea)” receives a fantastic reworking from LA duo Skin Town, who lay down dark yet scintillating synths as a bed for Nika’s powerful vocals. Nick Turco of Skin Town explains his inspiration when doing this remix: “Years ago, I had the chance to produce with Nika in our project Nika + Rory. With this remix I tried to return to that hyper-melodic, busted-boombox radio synthscape feeling.” The single comes from critically acclaimed album TAIGA, out now on Mute. Listen to and share the remix of “Go (Blank Sea)” here. Both remixes of “Go (Blank Sea)”, by Skin Town and Diplo will be released commercially on November 17th.
Hot off the heels of her transcendent US performances, Zola Jesus heads overseas to present TAIGAto audiences across the UK and mainland Europe. Full tour dates below. Zola Jesus also recently filmed a performance for the legendary Later…with Jools Holland program with U2, Interpol, and Sam Smith, which will air for US audiences on the Palladia Network the week of November 10th.
Photo Credit: Jeff Elstone
For her 5th studio album, TAIGA, Nika relocated from central Los Angeles to Vashon Island in the Puget Sound, in effort to immerse herself in the natural world. Vashon is a densely-wooded enclave with no bridges connecting it to the mainland. The taiga is the world’s largest terrestrial biome; a wild boreal forest covering large portions of Russia, Canada, Eurasia, referred to as the Northwoods where it connects in North America. Nika grew up on several acres of land in the northwoods of Wisconsin. Her Russian ancestors extend the taiga’s bloodline throughout several generations and to some extent this land has genetically imprinted on her. She has always felt its pull. To Nika, the taiga represents boundlessness: no law, just survival - at once innocent and raw, embodying naivety from its purity, yet at its core unforgiving and savage.
Most of Nika’s creative process on Vashon was very different from how she used to write. Instead of starting a track with a beat or layers of synthesizers (with vocals usually coming last,) she began by writing songs completely acapella. Her work on the orchestral album Versions inspired her to revisit her classical vocal training and further hone the skills she had started developing in operatic study when she was young. Resuming training with her old opera instructor, she regained the confidence and vocal range she had heretofore lost. It allowed her to shed the former blankets of noise and reverb that used to cover her voice in fear.
After incubating on Vashon for nine months, Nika headed back to Los Angeles to track and mix the album with co-producer Dean Hurley (David Lynch, Danger Mouse, Sparklehorse). Hurley guided her in reaching her fidelity goals; which had always been compromised on her previous work, typically made as home recordings. TAIGA is an undeniable transition for Zola Jesus. Described by the artist herself: “The music on the record is massive, with big brass and beats, crystal clear vocals.” Liberated in the present yet connected to the past, TAIGA is a pinnacle for Zola Jesus, the culmination of years of breaking through boundaries."
TAIGATRACKLISTING Taiga Dangerous Days Dust Hunger Go (Blank Sea) Ego Lawless Nail Long Way Down Hollow It’s Not Over
LIVE DATES 10/30 – Leeds, England – Belgrave Music Hall 10/31 – Glasgow, Scotland – Stereo 11/1 – Manchester, England – Manchester Cathedral - Columns 11/4 – Paris, France – Badaboum 11/5 – Strasbourg, France – La Laiterie 11/6 St Gallen, Switzerland - Palace 11/7 Geneva, Switzerland – l’Usine 11/8 – Reims, France – La Cartonnerie 11/10 – Köln, Germany – Gebäude 9 11/11 – Berlin, Germany – Berghain 11/12 – Hamburg, Germany – Uebel and Gefährlich 11/13 – Frankfurt, Germany - Zoom 11/14 – Brussels, Belgium – La Nuit Botanique 11/15 – Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg 11/18 – London, England - KOKO
Zola Jesus Remixed by Skin Town, Performs on Later...
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