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New Justice single & first details of The Embassy’s next album

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After their design company in charge, Paris’ Surface to Air, put out the cover of upcoming Justice single “Civilization” on Friday, it was their record label Ed Banger, who just announced the single’s release for April 4. And of course it’s the first (true) foretaste from the French duo’s upcoming second album.

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Also during last weekend Swedish boat pop act The Embassy told our staff, that they are indeed back in the studio recording their all-in-all third and first album for six years. This time their producer will be former TSOOL guitarist Björn Olsson, who already produced the band’s debut album Futile Crimes and partly Tacking, and not Studio’s Dan Lissivk, who was with them on last single “State ’08”. Following a five-song-longshort set in Berlin (including three new tunes), Fredrik Lindson and Torbjörn Håkansson furthermore revealed, that they almost split last year. If everything goes well now, the third Embassy-full-length will be out this fall via Service.

WhoMadeWho : New mini-LP Knee Deep on Kompakt

05:54 PM

From Copenhagen to Cologne: Besides various new European tour dates Danish three-piece WhoMadeWho has announced the release of new mini-LP Knee Deep for April 11 on German Kompakt label, which recently took care of drummer Tomas Barford’s sideproject Jatoma. The label states:

“Knee Deep” sees the band stray away from their reknown pop dance territory and explore a more sombre, enigmatic creative direction. “Knee Deep” reflects the band’s love for electronic music in conjunction with 60’s inspired psychedelic vocal productions.

WhoMadeWho Knee Deep:
1 There’s An Answer
2 Every Minute Alone
3 Musketeer
4 All That I Am
5 Nothing Has Changed
6 Two Feet Off Ground
7 Checkers
8 We’re Alive, It’s A Miracle

WhoMadeWho live
12.3. Hamburg, Uebel & Gefährlich
21.4. Kolding
22.4. Aarhus
23.4. Copenhagen
28.4. Lisbon
29.4. Barcelona
11.5. Amiens
12.5. Paris
13.5. Angers (France)
14.5. Le Temps
19.5. Berlin, Melt Weekender
20.5. Dingolfing, RedBox Festival
27.5. Amsterdam
28.5. Århus, SPOT
02.6. Skive, Skive Festival
04.6. Copenhagen, Distortion Festival
10.6. Trento

The Creators Project : Yuksek

10:00 AM

Another inside view: A very clear, focussed Pierre-Alexandre Busson opens the musical concept Yuksek (while giving hints on why he started The Krays) to The Creators Project at his rather isolated home studio in Reims, France, but not without the obligatory glass of champagne. Catch the Frenchman on Thursday along with We Have Band and Trashpop at the Jägermeister Wirtshaustour in Berlin – you can still win guest list invites for the night on the tour’s website.

And here’s a second Yuksek-preview:


Yuksek : 10 days off (Liveset 2010 07 06) (Stream)

In cooperation with Jägermeister.

Gang Gang Dance : Eye Contact : studio report

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4AD has announced the release of Eye Contact, the new full-length album by Gang Gang Dance, for May 9. The New York psych-noise-pioneers’ fifth studio record by now also marks their debut on the British label. Meanwhile, The Creators Project got the chance to visit the band during the album process in the studio for a interview, please watch the piece below. And while Gang Gang Dance will head to Europe for a few festival dates in spring, we can already tell that after last year’s stop-bys in New York and London the Creators Project will this year host a big one-day event with panels, an exhibitions and of course many live gigs in Berlin. More details to follow soon.

Gang Gang Dance live:
09.04. Dazed Live, London
13-15.05. May – ATP : Animal Collective, Minehead
26-28.05. Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona

Pantha du Prince : XI Versions of Black Noise : new remix album

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In April Rough Trade will release the remix album XI Versions of Black Noise to Hendrik Weber’s second work as Pantha du Prince. Among the eleven compiled tracks are the six remixes of the two singles Stick To My Side (Lawrence, Four Tent, Carsten Jost, Walls) and Lay In A Shimmer (Fata Morgana) plus the Animal Collective’s version of “Welt Am Draht” – all already known.

New additions are Moritz von Oswald, Die Vögel (both “Welt Am Draht”) of DJ Koze‘s Pampa Records label, whose mastermind recently contributed three remixes to the Caribou Swim Remixes album, Jamal R. Moss alias Hieroglyphic Being (“Satellite Sniper”) and Seattle’s Ghostly International act Rafael Antan Irisarri alias The Sight Below (“A Nomad’s Retreat”).

On April 8 Weber will present his new live show at London’s Ether Festival with support by Apparat, Pfadfinderei and Walls (DJ).

Pantha du Prince XI Versions of Black Noise:
1. Moritz Von Oswald: Welt Am Draht
2. Die Vögel: Welt Am Draht
3. Lawrence: Stick to My Side
4. Four Tet: Stick to My Side
5. The Sight Below: A Nomad’s Retreat
6. Efdemin: Stick to My Side
7. Hieroglyphic Being: Satellite Sniper
8. Carsten Jost: Stick to My Side
9. Animal Collective: Welt Am Draht
10. Fata Morgana: Lay in a Shimmer
11. Walls: Stick to My Side

Pantha du Prince XI Versions of Black Noise will be released on April 15 via Rough Trade / Beggars (Germany), April 1 (UK).


Pantha du Prince : Welt Am Draht (Animal Collective Version) (Stream)


Pantha du Prince : Stick To My Side (Four Tet Version) (Stream)

Jamie xx x Gil Scott-Heron : We’re New Here : album stream

10:13 AM

Interesting promotional concept, pirate radio style: We’re New Here, Jamie xx‘ common re-work with Gil Scott-Heron of the same’s recent comeback album I’m New Here, is currently getting transmitted via radio senders all almost all over the world for free. Unfortunately only modern smartphones are able to receive the stream but there’s a huge number of transmitters in the whole UK and Germany (every Bundesland has at least one with even middle-sized towns among the spots), but also in the most parts of Western / Northern / Central Europe and North America. Find a map with all locations on www.werenewhere.com/radio.

Meanwhile, Drake told BBC Radio1, that Jamie was going to produce the US rapper’s second album.

Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie xx We’re New Here will be released on February 18 via XL Recordings / Beggars (Germany), February 21 via Young Turks / XL Recordings (UK).


(Deutsch) Ja, Panik : DMD KIU LIDT : Die nächsten Schnipsel

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James Blake : Live at BBC Radio 1

08:00 AM

Is there something more beautiful than to start the day with James Blake? Not in our eyes. Find two additional recordings of “Limit To Your Love” and “Lindisfarne” from the session here and read all the essential details on this fine young man by us here.

Will Ja, Panik turn to Yes, Panic with DMD KIU LIDT?

05:38 PM

Dear English-speaking friends, cognition will await you: According to spex.de there are rumours that former Melange-Vienna now Kebab-Berlin band Ja, Panik have turned to English lyrics on their new and fourth record. And potz Blitz (old German slang for: holy shit), this innovation would bridge all crude Google translation and probably even less nimble explanation by us directly to the genius of this band!

As long as singer and songwriter Andreas Spechtl is as virtuous on the new terrain as on the previous records The Taste and the Money, The Angst and the Money and debut album Ja, Panik. And here we are back with the facts, since the new piece will be released on April 16 via Staatsakt, but with cryptic title DMD KIU LIDT, definitely not following the band’s album naming tradition.

But its meaning should be revealed by the release (there’s already a countdown on ja-panik.com) and first hints can be traced tonight, when Ja, Panik are playing in Kreuzberg, Berlin, not far away from Neukölln’s Chèz Cheri-Studios, where they recorded the new material with producer Moses Schneider. Find more event info here.

There’s also a blog entry Spechtl recently dedicated to the “Überleben in der Metropole” (surviving in the metropolis) and by that to the flâneur and the surveillance state (or society), including its Napoleon beginnings.  We quote the end but truly recommend the whole reading:

Der Flaneur jedoch kann unter bestimmten Umständen, in gewissen Konstellationen, für jeden und alles Liebe empfinden. Er ist der einzig wahre Liebende in den letzten Tagen dieser alten Welt und allein er kann in ihr noch Liebe erfahren.

Ja, Panik : Alles Hin, Hin, Hin (Video, Lied beginnt gegen 5:34)


Ja, Panik : Alles Hin, Hin, Hin (Stream)

Fixers : New UK dates

08:00 AM

A new UK tour from the band, whose faces we just pinned on our unofficial signpost towards the year 2011: Fixers will create some psychedelic live waves throughout February, preluded by a home gig at Oxford’s O2 Academy 2 on January 15. See all gigs below, the nice illustrations the band used to announce them on their Myspace and our recent interview (“It’s exciting and has been a very formative year.”) with singer Jack Goldstein here. Meanwhile, their upcoming single Iron Deer Dream can be pre-ordered from Rough Trade now.

15.01. Oxford, O2 Academy 2
07.02. Shefflied, The Harley
11.02. Brighton, The Hope
12.02. Southampton, Unit
16.02. Manchester, Night’n’Day
18.02. London, The Lexington
21.02. Cardiff, The Globe
24.02. Bristol, Start the Bus


Fixers : Amsterdam (Download)


Fixers : Who Says Boys (Video)