Way more weird guitar than you can handle: Silber Records releases immense experimental guitar compilation and ebook

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Silber Records started brewing something pretty fresh back in 2010. The experimental label’s zine offshoot, QRD, began interviewing as many out-music guitarists as they could possibly fit in their pages. Text piled upon text, and dreams built on top of dreams, until finally, something resembling a finished product revealed itself to the internet masses.

The Guitarists is that product, and man is it a doozy. All the interviews have been compiled in a 2,388-page ebook that accompanies a 50-page digital booklet. And that’s not all. The real draw here is the 55 tracks of guitar madness contributed by the interviewees (231 minutes y’all), with sweet shreds by the likes of Aidan Baker (Nadja), Alan Sparhawk (Low), Bill Horist (Master Musicians of Bukake), and a whole host of others. On top of that, The Guitarists only sets you back about twenty bucks, and gets you high for way longer than that measly dub sack you just wasted a Jackson on.

See the entire list of six-string psychos here at Silber, where you can also read every interview and pick up the entire package.

Enjoy some Alan Sparhawk solo work below:

• Silber: http://www.silbermedia.com

Way more weird guitar than you can handle: Silber Records releases immense experimental guitar compilation and ebook

Silber Records started brewing something pretty fresh back in 2010. The experimental label’s zine offshoot, QRD, began interviewing as many out-music guitarists as they could possibly fit in their pages. Text piled upon text, and dreams built on top of dreams, until finally, something resembling a finished product revealed itself to the internet masses.

The Guitarists is that product, and man is it a doozy. All the interviews have been compiled in a 2,388-page ebook that accompanies a 50-page digital booklet. And that’s not all. The real draw here is the 55 tracks of guitar madness contributed by the interviewees (231 minutes y’all), with sweet shreds by the likes of Aidan Baker (Nadja), Alan Sparhawk (Low), Bill Horist (Master Musicians of Bukake), and a whole host of others. On top of that, The Guitarists only sets you back about twenty bucks, and gets you high for way longer than that measly dub sack you just wasted a Jackson on.

See the entire list of six-string psychos here at Silber, where you can also read every interview and pick up the entire package.

Enjoy some Alan Sparhawk solo work below:

• Silber: http://www.silbermedia.com

SOPHIE announces tour of his physical appearance, delivers new track “Lemonade” directly to your tongue

“Lemonade”!? Maybe it’s time that someone made an official comment on the human fetish for pitch-shifted vocals short of the threshold set by Alvin & The Chipmunks. Moreover, maybe it’s time we stop giving retrospective hate to Aqua, who at the very least mainstreamed the idea of having inanimate love interests (my personal reading), a feat that would’ve been much more difficult had Lene Nystrøm’s vocals not been upped to the point of bursting appeal. Repetition might’ve had the tendency to gnaw, but don’t bother trying to deny the song’s initial catchiness and the fact that your blonde wig ownership was designed to increase empathy with Barbie’s jubilant mindset. Don’t!

SOPHIE’s got something slightly different going on here with new track “Lemonade.” The vocal samples scream “bubblegum,” but they’re also hoisted over a layer of minimal, bass-y, and poppy beats. Seeing him live a few months ago brought more hard electronics than I was prepared for, and you know his breakthrough song “Bipp,” the track (of 2013) that basically spurned my ticket purchase in the first place? Deliberately omitted from the set! Just keep that in mind in case you’re keen on catching the red-haired producer at any of his upcoming shows (a few of which are already sold out). The lemonade’s free, though, and it’s mixed with some chocolate here.

Dates:

08.02.14 - London, UK - Visions Festival
08.08.14 - Los Angeles, CA - Club Nokia * [Sold Out]
08.09.14 - Palm Springs, CA - Hacienda Beach Club’s Splash House Festival
08.09.14 - Los Angeles, CA - Club Nokia * [Sold Out]
08.11.14 - Los Angeles, CA - Club Nokia * @ [Sold Out]
08.31.14 - Glasgow, UK - The Last Big Weekend !
09.06.14 - Long Island, NY - MoMA PS1 Warm Up #
09.12.14 - Dallas, TX - Gorilla vs Bear IV at Granada Theater %

* Flume
@ The Range
! curated by Numbers and Optimo
# Evian Christ, Lone, Forest Swords
% Panda Bear, Ejecta, Doss, Blues Control

• SOPHIE: http://msmsmsm.com
• Numbers: http://nmbrs.net

Physical Therapy and Renaissance Man’s Ville Haimala unite as Low Concept for Bugz EP

Low Concept is the new collaborative effort between Brooklyn-based producer Daniel Fisher, a.k.a. Physical Therapy, and Finland-born/Berlin-based producer Ville Haimala, who works with fellow countryman Martti Kalliala as Renaissance Man. Fisher and Haimala have convened in Berlin to put out their first EP, Bugz, which will be released in September through the young London/New York label White Asega.

Ever coated in bittersweet irony, both artists like to play with the especially thin line that exists between high- and lowbrow dance music. Take Renaissance Man’s 2009 spraycan-sampling ”Spraycan,” which flirts with musique concréte while never leaving pitchy rave territory. Modeselektor’s techno-absurdist antics might be an apt comparison.

The Bugz EP will provide three straight-ahead, no-nonsense club bangers (or four if you purchase it digitally), but, according to the press release, the title track “is delivered from the point of view of a DJ looking down on the teeming masses of dancers below the booth.” So it seems the playfulness remains — good thing.

For more bass and silliness, listen to Physical Therapy’s inquisitive and incriminating “I Did” from last year’s Yes, I’m Elastic EP below and explore Renaissance Man’s recently launched Black Ocean label.

Bugz tracklist:

01. Bugz
02. The Prick
03. Bugz (Alex Coulton Remix)
04. Bugz (Jack Dixon’s Inspector Love Remix) *

* digital only

• Physical Therapy: https://soundcloud.com/physical-therapy
• Renaissance Man: https://www.facebook.com/RenaissanceManMusic
• White Asega: http://www.tailored-communication.com/label/white-asega

Jeremih readies new album, plus a mixtape called Not On My Album

I decided to pretty much tune out everything relevant about R&B singer Jeremih after one horrifying summer incident where my mother requested to hear “that song that everyone has been talking about, ‘Birthday Sex,’ I think it’s called?” I probably would have told you he was just a one-hit wonder, a novelty act, if you had asked me about him just days ago.

BUT! It appears that Jeremih has kept himself quite busy since that year where everyone went around singing “Birthday Sex” to people on their birthdays. He released an album in 2010, featuring collaborations with Ludacris and 50 Cent that apparently did sort of well on the Billboard charts, and just put out an EP with the producer Shlohmo. Now he’s set to release a new album via Def Jam called Thumpy Johnson in the fall.

Before then, however, the man who once asked the world to put aside their candles and cake in favor of some birthday lovin’ will release a mixtape of material that didn’t quite make the Thumpy cut. Said mixtape is aptly titled N.O.M.A. (Not On My Album), and it will drop on August 4. Here’s a video for “She Know It” off that one:

• Jeremih: http://www.defjam.com/artists/jeremih

Generationals make new album with Richard Swift, a beautiful tale of friendship

Louisiana duo Generationals’ music is the sound of ENDLESS SUMMER. Whether the lyrics are about the good times or bad, the melodies are full of wind chimes clinking on the front porch, lemonade bought from neighbor kids, and sunlight dappling through the trees. And that’s because Generationals is the music of FRIENDSHIP. It’s true: Ted Joyner and Grant Widmer have been buddies since high school and making music together since 2008. And on their last three records they handcrafted the albums at home with another pal, Daniel Black, but now — in a lesson most often taught by rainbow-colored ponies or talking vegetables — they’re learning the value of letting others into their magical friend circle.

The latest member of the Generatonals Team is the one and only Richard Swift, the singer-songwriter and producer behind records by the likes of The Shins, Damien Jurado, Laetitia Sadier, Foxygen, and The Mynabirds. So Generationals met up with Swift at his studio in Oregon and together they shared and shaped the songs that would eventually become their new album, Alix. It drops September 16 via Polyvinyl. Bonus features include rainbows, little cartoon hearts with wings, and HUGS.

Tour dates:

10.07.14 - Houston, TX - Fitzgerald’s *
10.08.14 - Dallas, TX - The Prophet Bar *
10.09.14 - Baton Rouge, LA - Spanish Moon*
10.10.14 - Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn *
10.11.14 - Washington DC - U Street Music Hall *
10.12.14 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg *
10.15.14 - Birmingham, AL - The Bottletree *
10.16.14 - Hattiesburg, - Thirsty Hippo *
10.17.14 - New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks *
10.28.14 - Kansas City, MO - Record Bar
10.29.14 - Bloomington, IA - The Bishop
10.30.14 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
11.02.14 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th St. Entry
11.12.14 - Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour **
11.13.14 - San Francisco, CA - The Chapel **
11.16.14 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge (early / all ages show) **
11.16.14 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge (late show / 21+) **
11.17.14 - Vancouver, BC - The Biltmore Cabaret **

* Arum Rae
** Springtime Carnivore

• Generationals: http://generationals.com
• Polyvinyl: http://generationals.com