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Thursday, Feb 10, 2011

Acclaimed singer/songwriter Nathan Moore released his ninth studio album Dear Puppeteer 1 February on Royal Potato Family, and now he’s ready to hit the road. Starting 9 February in San Luis Obispo, CA Moore will support ALO during the west coast stretch of their fifth annual Tour D’Amour, where fans choose the set-list. (Tour dates after the jump.)


Following his jaunt with ALO, Moore plans to open his agenda for his own fan-picked shows entitled Hippy Fiasco Rides Again.  The Hippy Fiasco idea is for West Coast and South West fans to request “interesting” spots for Moore to perform; Moore can end up virtually anywhere from a fan’s basement to backyard, park, mall, who knows? The spontaneous performances are eventually announced via Moore’s site, social media and fan word-of-mouth. You can request shows at Moore’s website natanmoore.org, or by calling the Hippy Fiasco hotline (805.443.2423).


  “In The Basement” by Nathan Moore by Royal Potato Family


  “Hollow” | Nathan Moore by Royal Potato Family


  “Dear Puppeteer” by Nathan Moore by Royal Potato Family


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Thursday, Feb 10, 2011
by PopMatters Staff

Prefuse 73 has a new album dropping in late April called The Only She Chapters and it’s something of a departure for the inventive artist. For this go-around he pairs with a number of female singers, most notably Broadcast’s late singer Trish Keenan. These are just little song excerpts on here, but they give you the idea of the overall project.


Prefuse 73 ‘The Only She Chapters’ Album Sampler by Warp Records


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Friday, Feb 4, 2011

February 15, 2011 marks the recording debut of Yellowbirds, the first “solo” effort by singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Sam Cohen (Apollo Sunshine). With help from some friends Cohen orchestrated a sonic dreamland of billowing melodies, lulling harmonies and illustrative existential reasoning. Yellowbirds’ dreamland, appropriately titled The Color, was inspired by Cohen’s nostalgia for his Texas roots, crossed with contemporary industrial wonders of his current home New York City. In turn The Color is a collage of cool, calm and collected psychedelic folk rock, paired with dream pop and varnished with a southern croon; listening to Yellowbirds is like riding on a rainbow wondering “what’s next?” Stray away from the ordinary and join Yellowbirds in their “quixotic world where only the purist tones can be heard.”


The band is scheduled to perform February 12, 2011 at Cake Shop in NYC. Fingers crossed that more dates get announced in the near future.



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Friday, Jan 28, 2011

San Francisco-based producer Al Lover has honored the late great Don Van Vliet (aka Captain Beefheart) with Safe as Milk Replica, a “distorted reworking” of the art-rock sage’s 1967 debut album Safe as Milk. On the project, Al Lover’s deconstructs Beefheart’s cacophonic blues with a MPC sampler to concoct, as he puts it, “fuzzed out psychedelic boom-bap shit”. 


You can stream the entire album below or download it at Al Lover’s Bandcamp website.



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Friday, Jan 28, 2011

Last Wednesday night, Steven Ellison (aka Flying Lotus) and his Brain Feeder label mates took over DJ Benji B’s BBC Radio 1 show. During the two hour program, which was recorded at Flying Lotus’s home in Los Angeles, the experimental beat maker performed a DJ mix and a live set, and he was joined by Gaslamp Killer, Matthew David, Tokimonsta, Teebs and Samiyam. Here’s a SoundCloud stream of the show (via the music blog Some of Awesome), or you can check it out over at Radio 1’s website.


In other Flying Lotus news, this past Sunday he won album of the year for his Cosmogramma LP at Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Awards 2011. Thom Yorke presented the award to Ellison, and after the show the artist talked with Yorke and Peterson. You can watch the tongue-in-cheek interview in the clip below. 


And speaking of Thom York, the Radiohead fan site At Ease says Peterson was discussing the ceremony on his radio show the other day and he stated this wonderful nugget: “there’s a new Radiohead album if you’re wondering. Just done I believe.”


[Listen to show]



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