Jennifer Castle doesn’t need a choir or orchestra when she’s got Owen Pallett; new album coming in September

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Sometimes sparseness can hit harder than a wall of noise.

Jennifer Castle is an example of this.

Her simple, haunting folk tracks pack hard, heavy punches.

Pink City is her new album, which demonstrates her sparse craft.

Pink City will be released on September 2 via No Quarter Records.

The record is simple: guitar, piano, and voice.

Owen Pallet also adds some string arrangements.

You can have your mind… very… slowly… blown by the haunting beauty of the lead single “Nature” right now.

Right here:

[Photo: CASH HONEY]

• Jennifer Castle: https://www.facebook.com/jennifercastlemusic
• No Quarter: http://noquarter.net

Holly Herndon’s new 10-inch Body Sound is more robot-sex dance music

Robots! They’re everywhere these days. Cleaning your floor, scouring the ocean floor looking for shipwrecks, reading the news on Japanese TV, and just generally freakin’ everybody out. They’re kinda scary and yet kinda cool, am I right? So don’t act like you haven’t thought about this question before: what would it be like if a robot learned how to love?

That’s the question answered by Holly Herndon’s music. Yes. Her musical aesthetic is “robot learning how to love.” Or at least it operates in an area of computer music that’s warm and vivid and awash in beautiful things, like love and shit, but still a wee bit cold and mechanical and well… computer-y. And it’s a wonderful thing, really, so it’s all the more exciting that Ms. Herndon’s new 10-inch, Body Sound, is coming out via Infinite Greyscale on July 17. It’s a single-sided baby blue 10-inch and boy is that single side purdy lookin’. In case you’re wondering, the song is a collab between Herndon and choreographer/dancer Cuauhtemoc Peranda for a performance that went down at Stanford’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics. Read more about its creation here, and listen to the whole thing below:

Behold! Body Sound! Preorder the record in all its glory on the Infinite Greyscale website. The release is limited to 300 numbered copies and features handmade artwork.

• Holly Herndon: http://www.hollyherndon.com
• Infinite Greyscale: http://infinitegreyscale.wordpress.com

Jennifer Castle doesn’t need a choir or orchestra when she’s got Owen Pallett; new album coming in September

Sometimes sparseness can hit harder than a wall of noise.

Jennifer Castle is an example of this.

Her simple, haunting folk tracks pack hard, heavy punches.

Pink City is her new album, which demonstrates her sparse craft.

Pink City will be released on September 2 via No Quarter Records.

The record is simple: guitar, piano, and voice.

Owen Pallet also adds some string arrangements.

You can have your mind… very… slowly… blown by the haunting beauty of the lead single “Nature” right now.

Right here:

[Photo: CASH HONEY]

• Jennifer Castle: https://www.facebook.com/jennifercastlemusic
• No Quarter: http://noquarter.net

MNDSGN signs to Stones Throw/Leaving Records, readies lots of nw msc

MNDSGN — pronounced “mind design” or “mundisgen” — is L.A.-based producer Ringgo Ancheta, a prolific beatmaker who has released plenty of music via his Bandcamp and smaller labels like Fresh Selects. Now, Ancheta has signed to both the influential Stones Throw label and Matthewdavid’s Leaving Records imprint, readying an LP for the former and a tape for the latter. Mzl tv!

The first release, Surface Outtakes, is ALREADY available as a limited cassette. Later in the summer, Stones Throw will put out Yawn Zen, an album that “comes from a very neutral place that we, sometimes, are too busy to realize is there,” according to the producer. Could Ancheta be talking about Delaware, Switzerland, and/or Canada? At the moment, it’s unclear. Either way, this son of a neuroscientist seems to be making way more tunes than he can find a home for, which is solid news for instrumental hip-hop fans. Also of note is a new, monthly Boiler Room series titled “Breakfast with Ringgo,” with Ancheta spinning records alongside friends like Knxwledge. Before Yawn Zen is released on August 26, the lead single “Txt” can be heard below, and head to the Chocolate Grinder for a cut from Surface Outtakes called “Eggs.”

Yawn Zen tracklist:

01. Yawn
02. Homewards
03. Sheets
04. Frugality
05. Exchanging
06. Convert
07. Arklite
08. Camelblues
09. Txt (MSGS)
10. AM
11. Afternoon Shuffle
12. Zen

• MNDSGN: http://mndsgn.biz
• Stones Throw: http://www.stonesthrow.com
• Leaving: http://leavingrecords.com

RIP: Tommy Ramone, drummer for The Ramones

From The Ramones’ official Twitter account:

We are saddened to announce the passing of Ramones founding drummer Tommy (Erdelyi) Ramone. #RIPTommyRamone

• The Ramones: http://www.ramones.com

RIP: Charlie Haden, jazz musician

From ECM Records:

It is with deep sorrow that we announce that Charlie Haden, born August 6, 1937 in Shenandoah, Iowa, passed away today at 10:11 Pacific time in Los Angeles after a prolonged illness. Ruth Cameron, his wife of 30 years, and his children Josh Haden, Tanya Haden, Rachel Haden and Petra Haden were all by his side.

• Charlie Haden: http://www.charliehadenmusic.com
• ECM Records: http://www.ecmrecords.com