WE JUST RELEASED A 7" FOR OUR BUDDY SCOTT WHO USED TO PLAY IN PSYCHIC ILLS,SIAN ALICE GROUP,IMAGES AND SOME OTHER BAND WHOSE NAME ESCAPES ME
CURRENTLY. REGARDLESS OUR OTHER BUDDY MV FROM MV+EE MASTRD THAT SHIT. CHECK IT OUT JAMZ AND ART BELOW. VIDEO SOON.
Pharaohs (surprisingly not a surf band, considering their name and proximity to Los Angeles) cover a range of styles on their newest three-track 12-inch for Intercoastal Artists. Epic opener “Manhunter” sounds like the mutant grandchild of no-wave / “Naïve Funk” late-1970s / early-1980s New York City. Think 99 Records, Sleeping Bag or ZE, throw in some Madchester, then tiptoe past Gottsching’s E2-E4, and you’re close. If Arthur Russell (RIP) guested on this track, it wouldn’t be a surprise. The other two cuts are roughly new age, but with one distinction—the filth oozing off the sax on “Nature Lovers” is more shocking and sleazy than any Wolf Eyes track. Of course, shocking in the most serene way possible. That said, either could be a lost backing track to an early Roxy Music album. The only things missing are Bryan Ferry’s voice and Eno’s plummage. File this alongside R&S or Transmat releases, or even Blurt, Pigbag or A Certain Ratio records. More on the nose, listen to this while watching the elevator scene in Drive. Pharaohs feature Alejandro Cohen (co-founder of legendary SoCal radio station / multimedia scenemakers Dublab) and Sam Cooper alongside newest members Diego Herrera (a.k.a. Suzanne Kraft) and Casey Butler (Stellar Rahim). 2013 has already seen a flurry of Pharaohs activity: they garnered high praise for their recently released LP on 100% Silk and 12-inch on ESP, receiving nods from Pitchfork, The Fader, XLR8R, Ad Hoc, and the list continues. Manhunter is by far their furthest step forward. Seriously, these guys are the shit. “Straight acid melt that drips off the disco balls hanging from the smoggy firmament of LA’s crotch” —Impose Magazine “Bunkered between an arrangement of stackable synths, the Pharaohs squad jams workshop-style, an endearing, funky, spirited live-thrive” —100% Silk “Pharaohs plow an unwavering path through the past, taking a route through various strains of dance music that’s unapologetically nostalgist in outlook” —Pitchfork “Blissed-out house music created by robots in the future” —Reliver
young prisms-apartment song 7"
Future Shuttle is a Greenpoint, NYC-based duo (sometimes trio) comprised of Jessa Farkas and Camilla Padgitt-Coles. Prior to the group’s early 2009 conception, the pair studied electronic music at Oberlin College alongside their friends in Blondes and Teengirl Fantasy. Blondes member Sam Haar also produced the Water’s Edge EP, the group’s first officially released recording. In Future Shuttle’s beautifully dense brew of psychedelic reprogramming, Tangerine Dream meets the KLF at the UFO Club, and their three-track debut layers distant chants, drones and throbbing, time-frozen strings on top of each other, swelling gradually to a pining, beautifully textured crescendo. As Visitation Rites put it recently: “Discover their mile-long pillow-scapes in higher resolution, revealing an attention to texture and dynamic variation that can only come from losing track of time inside the studio, trapped inside your own spell.” INCLUDES DIGITAL DOWNLOAD COUPON FEATURING THREE ADDITIONAL TRACKS
TO PURCHASE FUTURE SHUTTLE'S WATER'S EDGE
So Cloudland Canyon is leaving on saturday the 23rd to play some shows with The Flaming Lips. However, we do have some days in-between dates with the almighty lips shows that we have managed to book into a little last minute mini-tour.
On the dates listed below Cloudland will include Trevor and Dylan of the band Woodsman(Lefse, Mexican Summer, Firetalk)who are honestly amazing. SO psyched to have them along.
In the upcoming months we will be finishing off a collaborative lp with Woodsman as well. Also coming up; a 12" EP on NotNotFun, a 7" for Trensmat, a split 7" with Wooden Wand and another record as well, on The Great Pop Supplement, a collaborative EP with Belong(or some variation.) as well as some stuff I am forgetting/or not talking about yet. Anyway, stay tuned….Here are the dates;
23 louisville,Ky with the Soft Moon
26 Glasslands- Brooklyn, NY w/ Woodsman, Future Shuttle
27th Bank of America Pavillion-Boston, MA w/ The Flaming Lips
28th day off
29th Cake Shop-Brooklyn, NY w/ Jonas Reinhardt, Forma, and Publicist(Sebastian of Trans Am
31st Cave Gallery- Detroit, MI w/ Turn to Crime (Derek from Awesome Color
1 The Empty Bottle-Chicago,IL (free show)
2 Daytrotter Session
4 Harrah's Casino-Council Bluffs, IA w/ The Flaming Lips