NYMPH premiere new (millennium) track “Battle Funk,” announce live dates for all the nymphomaniacs out there

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We’re basically a month away from the official release of NYMPH’s sophomore LP New Millennium Prayer, and as attractive as the band’s seven (or is eight?) members might be, we’re going to need something other than just their startling, nymph-like good looks to maintain our interest. The cover art’s been revealed, and as far as visual representations of music go, this one seems fundamentally fitting, given its seemingly varied influences. Art critique from from someone totally unqualified to do so time: the conglomeration of animals inspires thoughts about Native American culture, while the font (aside from using the Latin alphabet) reminds one of Arabia… or at least, King Toot’s Music Store from The Simpsons. Then there are the colors, which are surely indicative of the band’s otherwise silent appreciation for cotton candy.

Because members of the media are special (alternatively, “special”), I’ve had the chance to listen to New Millennium Prayer, and it’s astonishing how seamlessly NYMPH blend styles across each of the album’s four tracks. Here’s your example: “Battle Funk,” which premiered last week. Listening gives you a better sense than I ever could verbally, so have at it, and peruse the newly-announced list of supporting live dates below that. East Coast, what what.

Album’s out June 25, by the way.

Dates:

06.19.13 - Philadelphia, PA - Ortleib’s ^*
06.20.13 - Chapel Hill, NC - The Cave $*
06.21.13 - Greensboro, NC - The Flatiron $*
06.22.13 - Athens, GA - Farm 255 %*
06.23.13 - Atlanta, GA - Eyedrum %*
06.24.13 - Boone, NC -Black Cat 127 *
06.25.13 - Charlottesville, VA - Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar &
06.26.13 - Baltimore, MD - TBA *
06.27.13 - Brooklyn, NY - Union Pool (Record Release Show) *
06.30.13 - Boston, MA - Deep Thoughts !
07.01.13 - Providence, RI - Machines and Magnets !
07.02.13 - Space Gallery, Portland, ME #*
07.03.13 - Biddeford, ME - The Oak and The Ax *

^ Northern Arms and Sami The Great
$ Piedmontsmen
% Space Trucks
& Miami Nights
! Devil Music
# Crux In The Coalsack

• NYMPH: https://www.facebook.com/bandofnymph
• Northern Spy: http://northernspyrecords.com

NYMPH premiere new (millennium) track “Battle Funk,” announce live dates for all the nymphomaniacs out there

We’re basically a month away from the official release of NYMPH’s sophomore LP New Millennium Prayer, and as attractive as the band’s seven (or is eight?) members might be, we’re going to need something other than just their startling, nymph-like good looks to maintain our interest. The cover art’s been revealed, and as far as visual representations of music go, this one seems fundamentally fitting, given its seemingly varied influences. Art critique from from someone totally unqualified to do so time: the conglomeration of animals inspires thoughts about Native American culture, while the font (aside from using the Latin alphabet) reminds one of Arabia… or at least, King Toot’s Music Store from The Simpsons. Then there are the colors, which are surely indicative of the band’s otherwise silent appreciation for cotton candy.

Because members of the media are special (alternatively, “special”), I’ve had the chance to listen to New Millennium Prayer, and it’s astonishing how seamlessly NYMPH blend styles across each of the album’s four tracks. Here’s your example: “Battle Funk,” which premiered last week. Listening gives you a better sense than I ever could verbally, so have at it, and peruse the newly-announced list of supporting live dates below that. East Coast, what what.

Album’s out June 25, by the way.

Dates:

06.19.13 - Philadelphia, PA - Ortleib’s ^*
06.20.13 - Chapel Hill, NC - The Cave $*
06.21.13 - Greensboro, NC - The Flatiron $*
06.22.13 - Athens, GA - Farm 255 %*
06.23.13 - Atlanta, GA - Eyedrum %*
06.24.13 - Boone, NC -Black Cat 127 *
06.25.13 - Charlottesville, VA - Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar &
06.26.13 - Baltimore, MD - TBA *
06.27.13 - Brooklyn, NY - Union Pool (Record Release Show) *
06.30.13 - Boston, MA - Deep Thoughts !
07.01.13 - Providence, RI - Machines and Magnets !
07.02.13 - Space Gallery, Portland, ME #*
07.03.13 - Biddeford, ME - The Oak and The Ax *

^ Northern Arms and Sami The Great
$ Piedmontsmen
% Space Trucks
& Miami Nights
! Devil Music
# Crux In The Coalsack

• NYMPH: https://www.facebook.com/bandofnymph
• Northern Spy: http://northernspyrecords.com

inc. announce lengthy North American tour, powered by positive Tiny Mix Tapes review

Listen up, moms and dads. You think this whole Tiny Mix Tapes thing is a waste of time? You think we should get real jobs? Well, cram this in your dumb brain: Tiny Mix Tapes has real power over the world. There’s real proof to this theory. Take inc., the 4AD-signed R&B outfit that just released their first full-length, no world. That release received a glowing review from this very publication. And now inc. are going on a lengthy tour. Would they have been able to do so without Tiny Mix Tapes? Debatable! We’ll never know.

Almost all of inc.’s forthcoming dates are in North America. I say “almost all,” because they happened to sneak a single Japanese date in the mix. That’s not something you see every day. But the group is going over to Japan to play one of Tokyo’s Hostess Club Weekender festivals. On other dates, they’ll be joined by the likes of Dam-Funk, Ariel Pink, Kelela, and DJ Total Freedom. Word has it they’ll offer up a prayer to their digital gods at Tiny Mix Tapes at the beginning of every show.

inc. dates:

05.24.13 - San Francisco, CA - The Mezzanine *%
05.25.13 - Sacramento, CA - Assembly Theatre *
05.26.13 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios *
05.27.13 - Vancouver, BC - Fortune *
05.29.13 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile *
06.01.13 - Chicago, IL - Do Division Festival !
06.02.13 - Chicago, IL - Do Division Festival
06.03.13 - Detroit, MI - Waffles Penthouse
06.04.13 - Toronto, ON - The Garrison
06.08.13 - Tokyo, Japan - Hostess Club Weekender
07.10.13 - Los Angeles, CA - The Roxy
07.11.13 - Nashville, TN - Exit/In
07.12.13 - Louisville, KY - Forecastle Festival
07.13.13 - Wilkes-Barre, PA - The Jazz Cafe
07.14.13 - Brooklyn, Ny - Music Hall of Williamsburg *^
07.15.13 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda’s *^
07.16.13 - Baltimore, MD - Metro *^
07.18.13 - Raleigh, NC - King’s Barcade *^
07.19.13 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl *^
07.20.13 - Miami, FL - The Stage ^
07.23.13 - Houston, TX - Fitzgerald’s ^
07.24.13 - Austin, TX - The Mohawk ^
07.26.13 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom ^

* Kelela
^ DJ Total Freedom
% Dam-Funk
! Ariel Pink

• inc.: http://www.official-inc.com/music

Mount Eerie releasing 12-inch through XRA Records, chronicling epic Bloomington beer blast

Any time you’re feeling down, try to envision this scene: Mount Eerie playing a frat party. There are a lot of ways to go with this fantasy, many of which would probably not cheer you up. Let me walk you through it. It’s a classic, Animal House-style frat party, a real beer blast if you will. Dudes in backwards baseball caps doing keg stands. There’s a guy in a toga running around. Someone jumped through a window. Things are being broken; everything’s being broken. This is nuts. Mount Eerie are set up in the corner and Phil Elverum softly sings, “Misunderstood and disillusioned, I go on describing this place.” All the bros stop in their tracks. All the sorority girls look towards the band. Everyone is crying. Every single person is crying.

I’m pretty sure that’s basically what happened during the Bloomington show in which the band’s new 12-inch, Live in Bloomington, September 30th, 2011, was recorded. Sure, the 12-inch, which is coming out through Bloomington-based Crossroads of America Records on June 11, was recorded at Russian Recording and mixed by Mike Bridavsky. That doesn’t sound like a crazy frat party at all. But that doesn’t mean it wasn’t. It just, well, probably wasn’t. Still, what would you rather imagine? A low-key show in a recording studio with a set drawing mostly from the then-unreleased Clear Moon? Or an insane kegger in a recording studio with a set drawing mostly from the then-unreleased Clear Moon? Watch this commercial for the record while you figure out how you want to live your life:

Live in Bloomington, September 30th, 2011 tracklist:

01. Introduction
02. House Shape
03. Between Two Mysteries
04. Ancient Questions
05. Karl Blau
06. No Inside, No Out
07. The Place I Live
08. Lone Bell
09. See Me
10. Stone’s Ode
11. The Place Lives

• Mount Eerie: http://www.pwelverumandsun.com
• Crossroads of America: http://www.xrarecords.com

RIP: Romanthony, house producer and Daft Punk/Teengirl Fantasy collaborator

From Billboard:

Romanthony, an influential house producer and singer best known for performing the vocals on Daft Punk’s single “One More Time,” has been reported to have died earlier this month.

The artist, born Anthony Moore, reportedly passed away at his home in Austin, Tex. on May 7. As Chicago’s 5 Magazine points out, Romanthony’s sister Mellony Moore confirmed the passing in a Facebook post on May 9, and friend/collaborators like Boys Noize, MikeQ and Daone Remmidy (better known as Eve Angel) have all taken to social media to confirm the news and express their grief. The cause of death has not yet been confirmed.

• Romanthony: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romanthony

Polysick to release Under Construction in a weird haze on June 11 via 100% Silk

Somewhere, maybe on another planet or in a cave way below the ocean floor, there’s a house built from frozen columns of dripped paint and sets of mirrored wings and multicolored stars that keep changing positions.

Go ahead and talk about acid house as a genre of music as much as you want. Go ahead and classify Polysick as an acid house artist, if that’s up your alley. But, what about acid house as a place?

∆CID H∆UZ.

I won’t try to pretend Polysick built ∆CID H∆UZ or that he’s planning to build ∆CID H∆UZ, even though he is releasing a 12-inch called Under Construction. I don’t want to be weird and jump to imaginary conclusions. But still, the title does sort of suggest a project. Maybe.

Last year, Polysick released Digital Native via Planet Mu (TMT Review), and earlier this year he released Daydream via audioMER (TMT Review). Under Construction will be out June 11 on 100% Silk, and until then, you can stream the album’s first single “3 Cents” below. Just a hint of what plays on repeat in ∆CID H∆UZ.

Under Construction tracklist:

01. Whatever
02. Shattered
03. 3 Cents
04. Barry Talks

• Polysick: http://soundcloud.com/polysick
• 100% Silk: http://www.listentosilk.com