Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Klaxons - Surfing The Void coming to the the U.S. soon!

It is no secret that here at Arcadia we are huge fans of Klaxons... I haven't written a review for their new album yet because I want the review to be a little deeper than "OMFG IT'S SO GOOD" lol... In fact I realize that I don't have a whole lot of objectivity with bands like them and Bloc Party so it takes me longer to review the material.

WHILE we are waiting for that... hows about you kids enjoy this live version of "Echoes" in anticipation of their new tour!

Klaxons - "Echoes (Live @ Village Underground)"

Here's some press to tide you over...

“one of the best pop albums of the year – but still one of the most individual and ambitious.” – NME

“Even at low volume, it sounds astonishingly loud and euphoric – a self consciously epic record of rampant
ambition and deliberately arcane weirdness.” – Nylon

It’s been 3 years since Klaxons burst onto the music scene, injecting a dazzling and much needed moment of rave
hedonism into the midst of indie tedium with the truly original and enormously influential Mercury award-winning
album Myths of the Near Future. The band is back with the eagerly awaited follow up, Surfing the Void. This ten
track offering was produced in LA by rock legend Ross Robinson (Sepultura, Slipknot, At the Drive In, The Cure)
and written over the course of a three year long musical journey, it’s a brilliantly diverse and engaging alternative rock
record. While the record is now available to lucky fans overseas, stateside fans that can't wait to download the album at
iTunes on September 21st. The record will see a US physical release in the coming months on tinyOGRE Entertainment.

With the release of Myths of the Near Future the Klaxons burst into the consciousness of music fans everywhere,
going platinum in the UK and gold in Australia, France and Japan. Their debut release earned the band a Mercury
Award, two NME UK awards (Best New Band, Best Album) as well as two NME US awards (Best International Band,
Best International Song). Surfing the Void is already a smash overseas, launching in the top 10 in the UK, France,
Japan, Australia and Germany. Following some fantastic European dates this past summer and performances at
festivals like Reading & Leeds, the band are set to kick of a nationwide headlining tour on our side of the ocean.
Don’t miss your chance to see the band’s riveting live show in a city near you this fall!

We were given a taster of what to expect – or perhaps what not to expect - with the teaser track ‘Flashover’
being streamed on their site and via first single ‘Echoes’ fantastic video. Now it’s time for the full sonic explosion.

“villainous guitar rambling, dread-in-the-gut bass lines, and stentorian falsetto shrieks. But even Klaxons’
most ominously rambunctious tracks grind out plenty of bug-eyed dream pop chants.” – Spin

“it might be time to sit up and pay Klaxons some respect.” – BBC

Hoboken, Maxwells – 19th Sept
New York, Bowery Ballroom – 20th Sept
Washington, 9.30 Club – 21st Sept
Brooklyn, Music Hall of Williamsburg 22nd Sept
Boston, Paradise Rock Club – 24th Sept
Columbus, The Basement – 28th Sept
Detroit, Magic Stick – 29th Sept
Chicago, Lincoln Hall – 30th Sept
Minneapolis, Triple Rock Social Club – 1st Oct
Vancouver, Venue – 4th Oct
Seattle, Chop Suey – 5th Oct
San Francisco, Great American Music Hall – 7th Oct
Los Angeles, Filter Magazine Culture Collide Festival – 8th Oct
West Hollywood, Troubadour – 9th Oct

Surfing the Void Tracklist:
1) Echoes
2) The Same Space
3) Surfing the Void
4) Valley of the Calm Trees
5) Venusia
6) Extra Astronomical
7) Twin Flames
8) Flashover
9) Future Memories
10) Cypherspeed

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Acid Washed gets remixed by Danger, The Hacker, and more! PLUS tour dates!

It's hard to draw any parallel here between Acid Washed and uhhhhhh Britain (in order to connect them to this blog lol) buttttttttttt Acid Washed is playing a show for Clash Magazine in London (broad format breaking smile) soooooo that's how I'm working them into the blog!

Normally I don't break format but there are just too many good records coming from Record Makers for me to ignore. I want to write more but Blogger is being weird so I think I'm just going to have to publish this one!

MP3 (192):

Link to purchase: http://shop.recordmakers.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=146
HQ artwork: http://pressgang.tv/images/Front- AW.jpg

Release date: 17/09/10

Record Makers & French duo Acid Washed are proud to announce the release of their eponymous 12" with remixes from The Hacker, Mickey Moonlight, DANGER, Daniel Haaksman, Digikid84, Lazy Flow, Jungle Fiction and Stuff.

Since the release of their debut album in March, Acid Washed’s luscious disco has steadily gained admirers from all corners of the globe. From Cannes to New York, Berlin to London with fashion designer Jenny Packham, their reputation as DJs and live performers is growing. Their collaboration with British designer Anthony Burrill has provided hypnotic visuals, accompanying them wherever they go on this non-stop tour.

The time has now come for Record Makers to release their signature track, Acid Washed. The euphoric finale to every live set has undergone the deluxe remix treatment from the very best in established and upcoming producers.

The Hacker, long-time Miss Kittin collaborator and old friend of Acid Washed, shows why he is universally held in high regard. His minimal adjustments have maximum impact, a massive horn rising out of this sublime effort. Man Recordings supremo, Daniel Haaksman, adds a touch of funk mondial to the original, resulting in a slow-burning tropical house re-rub. Harpsichords float over eerie, space electro as DANGER cements his reputation as the dark horse of the French electronic scene with a future classic.

Mickey Moonlight took time out from finishing his debut album to contribute, Ed Banger’s finest pushing the highs and lows of the original into a swirling, summery mix. The hell-raising Young Gunz crew turn up with two of their finest, Digikid84 and Lazy Flow demonstrating why the party never stops when they are around. Icelandic teenagers, Jungle Fiction, serve notice of their undoubted potential with a sensational slice of French-house. Wrapping up proceedings with a dark disco cut is Stuff, a Grenoble based producer signed to Space Factory Records.

1. Acid Washed
2- Acid Washed (Daniel Haaksman Remix)
3- Acid Washed (Digikid 84 Remix)
4- Acid Washed (Danger Remix)
5- Acid Washed ( Mickey Moonlight Remix)
6- Acid Washed ( The Hacker Remix)
7- Acid Washed (Lazy Flow Remix)*
8- Acid Washed (Jungle Fiction Remix) *
9- Acid Washed (Stuff Remix) *
* digital only

Live dates

10/09 - Social Club, Paris,
24/09 - Clash Magazine Party @ CAMP w/ ShitRobot, London, UK - ticket link
25/09 - Chez Moune, Paris,
30/09 - El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles - Acid Washed, Sebastien Tellier, Kavinsky, Turzi - Festival Oohlala
19/10 - CMJ, New York, USA

Richard D'Alpert and Andrew Claristidge had a vision of creating sophisticated electronics with a sharp pop aesthetic, using vintage and modern equipment. The result is a fusion of late nineties French house vibes and DFA disco touches that acknowledges the influence of Chicago and Detroit without being overly reverential. Throw names like Steve Reich, Giorgio Moroder into the hat as well if you like, but don’t dwell on them. Cosmic tunes for the party tonight.