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The Daily Frequency (8/25/15)

Posted by on Aug 25, 2015 in Latest, News, Reads | 0 comments

Written by Kevin Madert

1. All sorts of nostalgia kicks off today’s installment of The Daily Frequency: after much speculation, Underoath will embark on a thirty-date nationwide reunion tour in the spring of 2016. At every stop on that tour, the group will perform their albums They’re Only Chasing Safety and Define the Great Line from front to back. On the end of the band’s two year hiatus, frontman Spencer Chamberlin told Alternative Press, “I hated the idea of Underoath being ‘over’ and I’m not sure what we are, but we are all friends again and that’s really the most important thing…That being said, we felt like now is a great time to do a tour and celebrate Define The Great Line turning 10.” Never fear, DMV Underoathians (wonder if I just invented that term now?): the group will take the stage at the Fillmore Silver Spring on April 20. A full list of dates and additional pertinent information can be found on the band’s website. (via Alternative Press)

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News: ID&T Announces Inaugural One Tribe Festival

Posted by on May 11, 2015 in Latest, News, Noise, Reads | 0 comments

Written by Kevin Madert

European event kingpin ID&T has already made inroads in the States with festivals like Tomorrowworld and Mysteryland. Now they’re setting their sights westward, bringing the inaugural One Tribe festival to Perris, CA September 25-26. Kygo, Tycho, Gramatik, Rüfüs Du Sol, Guy Gerber, Carl Craig, Skream, and Mark Farina are among the confirmed acts, with more to be announced. 20,000 people are expected to journey to the Lake Perris Recreation Area for the festival – the first such event at the idyllic location.

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News: Tycho Fills Out Summer Schedule

Posted by on Apr 13, 2015 in Latest, News, Reads | 0 comments

Written by Kevin Madert

Fresh off his first ever appearance at Coachella, Scott Hansen – aka the photographer/graphic designer ISO50, aka the production mind and driving force behind Tycho – appears to have checked his calendar and found it too empty for his liking. In addition to several already announced festival appearances, Hansen and his backing band will perform in a handful of cities across the southern and eastern United States in June, including a stop at Baltimore’s Rams Head Live on June 19.

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Hear Music From All 75 Artists Playing Pemberton Music Festival 2015

Posted by on Apr 1, 2015 in Featured, Latest, News, Reads | 0 comments

Written by Kevin Madert

Pack your bags kids, we’re headed to British Columbia. Pemberton Music Festival –slated for July 16-19 in Pemberton, a village about a half-hour north of Whistler, BC – released today a diverse initial lineup that should draw fans from across the musical spectrum. The bill is topped by hip-hop stars (Kendrick Lamar, Kid Cudi, Missy Elliot) alt and indie rockers (The Black Keys, Weezer, Jane’s Addiction), and Tiësto (just for the hell of it).

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Frequencies of 2014: Mix

Posted by on Dec 31, 2014 in Featured, Frequencies of 2014, Latest, Noise | 0 comments

Words and list by Kevin Madert

This is another installment in the “Frequencies of” series. The music that got to me most in 2014 – that got my head nodding, that sent goosebumps prickling across my skin, that had me screaming at the top of my lungs – placed in a handful of semi-specific categories (for organizational purposes more than anything else). Am I telling you these are the best things released all year? Certainly not. Am I telling you they’re all great, and suggesting you check them out in order to grasp a more complete picture of the year in music? Absolutely.

Phaeleh – Slumber Sessions

Recorded as an installment in I-D’s “Slumber Sessions” series, this mix exists not only as a hauntingly beautiful piece of art but also as an ambient background piece, intended to be listened to as one zones out and drifts off to sleep. Phaeleh, as a master of such sounds, constructs an eclectic and meandering mix, often comprised of wholly ambient tracks and dipping at times into little more than droning notes and hushed sound effects. In his own words, “in some ways you can think of it as a soundtrack to a dream…I wanted it to be able to exist in the background, without focus, whilst at the same time having elements of detail and beauty scattered amongst the layers of sound unraveling as the mix progresses.” In the process, he created perhaps the best mix of 2014 – a definite must-hear.

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