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
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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
Trailer for the new season of Moog Sound Lab on their website, which also includes the
Hey, So long time no communicate! I have posted a new review from Dusted Magazine's great "Still Single," column. ALSO, Cloudland Canyon has been asked to play at this years Austin Psych Fest which is curated by the insanely amazing, Black Angels. It's going to be amazing! Cloudland Canyon will be touring before and afterwards with more amazing bands!
The lineup, ticket info for PSYCH FEST etc. can be found; http://www.austinpsychfest.com/#/lineup/saturday
Here are the rest of the dates;
Cloudland Canyon 2011 May Tour
27 April Birmingham, AL, Bottle Tree w/White Hills, Pontiak
28 April New Orleans, LA, Siberia w/White Hills, Pontiak
29 April Houston, TX, Mink Backroom w/ Pontiak, American Sharks
30 April Austin, TX, Seaholm Power Plant - Austin Psych Fest w/Spectrum, Fresh & Onlys, Black Moth Super Rainbow, Atlas Sound, Crystal Stilts and more.
2 May Santa Fe, NM, Corazon w/ Family Band
3 May Tempe, AZ, Sail Inn
4 May San Diego, CA, Soda Bar
5 May Los Angeles, CA, Silverlake Lounge w/ Jonas Reinhardt, War Drum
7 May San Francisco, CA, Hemlock Tavern w/ Jonas Reinhardt, White Cloud
9 May Seattle, WA, Comet Tavern w/ Rene Hell & DJ Veil (Dave Segal of the Stranger)
10 May Portland, OR, The Woods w/ Rene Hell
11 May Nampa, ID, Flying M Coffee w/ Teens
13 May Denver, CO, Quixote’s True Blue w/ Woodsman
14 May Kansas City, MO, Crosstown Station
Galaxie 500 covers from what seems like a logical pairing of bands, both for the covers and a split, though I’ve heard just a little from either group. Citay take on “Tugboat” with great respect for the Galaxie vibe, a pretty straight tribute, and there’s a towering guitar solo that seals the deal. Cloudland Canyon get appropriately blissed out with their version of “Temperature’s Rising,” more abstract and smeared in a way that connects the dots over to MBV and Spacemen 3. Should be a fan pleaser, but first, for gosh sakes, go after those recent Galaxie reissues if you need to and haven’t already. (http://www.intercoastalartists.com)
KCRW Broadcast 99
We got a thing going on tonight! Check it out. This is an interesting show. It goes all over the place and even features a couple of songs that are pretty difficult to obtain.
The Welders track is from a 4 track EP coming out at some point, if it’s not out already. It’s an all girl band from Missouri I believe. They recorded the EP in 1979 and it’s only coming out now. I don’t know why. They sent it to me and I played it in my kitchen and knew immediately it had to be on our show. The Bloody Amateur is at this point, a one-man band in the form of Andy Comer of Teenbeat band Tel Aviv. I don’t know how many times I have played those albums. Anyway, Andy and I keep in touch and a few months ago, he told me he had started writing and recording again under this new heading. He sent me some new ideas the other day and I asked if I could play tonight’s track and he said yes. So, lucky us. Later on tonight, we will listen to one of my favorite Tel Aviv tracks.
Interesting Nick Cave track from the Le Peuple Migrateur Soundtrack CD. New Medications album on Dischord, perhaps my favorite of their three releases. Great stuff. New James Chance record gets an airing here tonight.
Another smasher from Stonehelm! Load your pipe and believe the hype! Cool track the Stark Reality album. It was just sent to me, I don’t know anything about them yet. I dug it and thought you all might want to check a track from it. Great archival release from Dischord with the Artificial Peace ’81 Sessions LP. It comes with a download card. That one’s at Dischord.com. I am loving this one.
Cool Re-issue Alert Dept.: Dr. Strange Records has re-issued all the Chiefs songs on limited edition LP. It sounds great!
Liza Richardson always plays cool jams on her show. She scooped me like a pail full of sand on this great Music Of Siam CD. I finally got my own after hearing her blasting cool tracks on her show. Now, we catch up. Great album!
I don’t know what else to tell you, Fanatic besides get close up on this show, dig the waves of jamaliciousness, it being Jamuaury and STAY FANATIC!!!
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01. Ween - Where'd The Cheese Go At? / Unreleased
02. The Dickies - Give It Back / The Incredible Shrinking Dickies
03. The Welders - Pervert / The Welders EP
04. Bloody Amateur - Companions 1.5 / Unreleased
05. Nick Cave - To Be By Your Side / Le Peuple Migrateur Soundtrack
06. Medications - We Could Be Others / Completely Removed
07. Swell Maps - Let's Build A Car (Single Version) / Jane From Occupied Europe
08. David Bowie - Running Gun Blues / The Man Who Sold The World
09. Cloudland Canyon - Clearlight Intry / Requiems Der Natur 2002-2004
10. James Chance & Terminal City - The Street With No Name / The Fix Is In
11. The Specials - Monkey Man / The Specials
12. Hawkwind - Orgone Accumulator / Space Ritual
13. Tel Aviv - We Got The Computers / The Shape Of Fiction
14. Stonehelm - Zombie Apocalypse / Stonehelm
15. Stark Reality - Rocket Ship / Now
16. Public Image Ltd. - Low Life / Public Image Ltd.
17. The Fall - Beatle Bones 'N' Smokin' Stones / Complete Peel Sessions
18. Comets On Fire - Holy Teeth / Avatar
19. Artificial Peace - Suburban Wasteland / Complete Session November 81
20. The Chiefs – Tower 18 / Holly-West Crisis
21. Various Artists - Cleaning This Highway / Prison Worksongs
22. The Ruts - West One (Shine On Me) / The Punk Singles Collection
23. Thin Lizzy - Black Boys On The Corner / Vagabonds, Kings, Warriors, Angels
24. Waipod Phetsuphan - Ding Ding Dong / The Sounds Of Siam 1964-1975
25. The Jesus & Mary Chain - Upside Down / The Power Of Negative Thinking
26. Butch Willis & The Rocks - I'll Never Be The Same Again / Repeats
27. Family Fodder - Don't Get Me High / Classical Music
Cloudland Canyon - Fin Eaves (Holy Mountain, LP)
My first taste of the Cloudland Canyon folks was via the recently reissued Silver Tongued Sisyphus, a stranger record than Fin Eaves no doubt, but one that kind of makes sense. For Silver Tongued Sisyphus, they made long form, cavernous, and organic psych/komische — you know, the type that everyone says they can make but mostly sounds like ass. Well, it was good. Then this one comes along and, clearly, they sort of dropped what that was seemingly working for them and, uh, well, good.
Probably not surprisingly, it turns out these folks were big shoegaze fans all along. Yes, MBV: but I’m mostly hearing Teenage Filmstars. However, where that band sometimes sounded too much a product of the studio, Fin Eaves unfolds naturally unlike countless 2010 dream-bands, perhaps thanks to their past understanding of how to get further out (and write a memorable, new hook). But crucial here is that they use that they use the disciplines of “out” playing in the framework of really, really embracing pop songs that probably shouldn’t be. But they are — and they’re among the year’s best.
Words: Emilie Friedlander Water’s Edge EP is out this year on the Holy Moutain-affiliated Intercoastal Artists. 2-song 12″ vinyl accompanied by 6-song download of the full EP
Last time I saw Brooklyn electronic duo Future Shuttle perform live — at Piano’s on the Lower East Side, accompanied by flute player Lizzie Harper, who now joins them for most of their performances — I remember feeling the same way I once felt when I was lucky enough to receive a foot massage from a friend: shocked by a sudden apprehension of my inner exhaustion, then shocked by all the emotions that start to well up when you let your guard down without knowing it. With their new Water’s Edge EP, out this year on Kip Uhlhorn’s new Intercoastal Artists imprint and produced by Sam Haar of Blondes, we 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.
Words: Emilie Friedlander
Water’s Edge EP is out this year on the Holy Moutain-affiliated Intercoastal Artists. 2-song 12″ vinyl accompanied by 6-song download of the full EP