Stereocache Update

August 30, 2008

Because of some hardware troubles I haven’t been so active these days but I’m not letting that get me down, my final english classes will do that instead. Anyways I scrounged up some laptop time to make that TVOTR post and make my first post over at nonpretentious.com (about the dischord online store) who have shown awesome taste and invited me to contribute over there. It’s an all types of media site AND MORE. I’m excited to be involved. Until next time internet.

When I get new computer in expect a review of the antelope album i got off the site.

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TV ON The Radio Sweeten The Deal, Preview Golden Age & Dancing Choose

August 26, 2008

I love when industry emphasis on opening numbers pays off for the rest of us. As we crawl towards Dear Science’s September 23rd release date the big whigs are probably wondering how they can get those numbers up and make it look like a success, because as we all know winners only buy things that are already established as winners in their own right. “How! Oh how can we dam the stream of illegal downloads?” they murmur through their night terrors.

The answer of course is by offering tiny perks that appeal to and distinguish early adopters from their boring and practical brethren, in this case a limited edition lithograph poster designed by none other than TVOTR’s own Tunde Adebimpe. If you pre-order the album through Insound you get one of these bad boys.

click here for Dear Science tracklist and tour info

check out the box player for two new tracks, Golden Age and Dancing Choose


Monday! Monday! Monday! Trail of Dead Perform As Original Two Piece

August 24, 2008

I hadn’t really heard a whole lot about …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead (click the link to see what they’ve been up to in some studio vids) since So Divided came out with disappointing sales and to be honest I anticipated a trail of disintegration as I read Keely’s blog entries about his distaste for touring and his interest in fine arts and heard stories about onstage implosions. I left Dallas for Los Angeles just one day before they played a show at The Granada sure that I was missing my last chance to see their epic live show. I usually don’t like being wrong but in this case I couldn’t be happier.

…And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead recently announced that they are setting out on their own. (Probably smart, I feel like I’ve never really seen a good push behind one of their albums) They’ve started their own label, Richter Scale, and announced that they are putting the finishing touches on a new album with producer Chris Coady who’s been working with some high profile clients (TV On The Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeahs) To celebrate/kill some time/treat some fans, they will be performing one show at Santos’ Party House in New York as a two piece made up of Conrad Keeley and Jason Reese. Here are the details.

…And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead, Shock Cinema, and DJ Mr.
Jonathan Toubin (New York Night Train) at DECLASSIFIED party, Santos’Party House (100 Lafayette, Chinatown, NYC), Monday August 25, 10pm – 4am, $10

I have to say I’m excited by all this information. It’ll be interesting to see what Coady does with their sound. I thought that So Divided had some pretty classic Trail of Dead material on it but it was all kind of washed out by Mike McCarthy’s squeaky clean, sterile production. I had a big problem with the drums especially, but I digress. I’ll be keeping my eyes peeled for tour dates in the future. Hopefully I won’t have anything to do for the next couple of days while I wait for my ears to repair themselves.


Best Friends Day kicks off (yesterday) -Municipal Waste, Paint It Black, Cloak/Dagger

August 16, 2008

At Stereocache we’ve seen too many blogs jump the gun with announcements (like that Radiohead Choke soundtrack) and have to offer retractions. Well not here damn it. That why we’ve held off on chiming in on Richmond VA’s Best Friends Day. I guess you could also make some joke about us being on punk rock time but we’re all too cool to go there.

Here’ the Day 1, also known as completely-useless-look-what-you-missed, info. Sounds like fun. If you are a jetsetter and dead set on participating in a big scavenger hunt there’s always Echo Park’s Fuck Yeah Fest coming up.

Scavenger Hunt Registration Begins at Chop Suey Books(1317 W. Cary St.) promptly at 12:30.
Teams must be 4 people and we have a cap of 20 teams, so don’t show up late!

Scavenger Hunt ends at 5PM at Alley Katz(10 Walnut Alley) where the show will be taking place. The doors open at 6PM for this jamer.
The following bands will be playing:

$10
Municipal Waste(Waste Em’ All Line Up)
Paint It Black (added extra show. skip to the bottom for details)
Quadiliacha
Caustic Christ
Brutall Knights
Religious as Fuck

Day Two (Saturday)

Get your ass up early eat a good breakfest and drink lots of water! At 10:30 Richmond Legends Stink Eyes will be performing a once in a life time show at Fine Foods Grocery located in Oregon Hill, where you can also score stuff to grill and booze.
If you have a bike bring it here and bike with everyone out to Hadad’s Lake were this rageing show for $15 and day of hanging out with take place:

Gull 12:50-1:10
Cannabis Corpse 1:10-1:35
¡Apeshit! 1:50-2:15
Brainworms 2:30-2:55
Direct Control 3:10-3:35
N.O.
BS Brass Band 3:50-4:15(This Will Lead to the Group Photo)
Environmental Youth Crunch5:00-5:25
Polka Madre 5:40-6:05 (*stereocache kickass pick*)
Shellshag 6:20-6:45
Ultra Dolphins 7:00-7:30

The rest of your evening is like Choose Your own Adventure you can go to awesome shows, dance parties, bars or sleep

Day 3 (Sunday)

This day will take place at the Bike Lot. It will be the day you and your friends feel like shit but you can’t wuss out on. There will be food vendors and assorted other things to spend money on, so remember to bring cash. The Bike lot will open at 1PM and bands will start playing sometime after that.
There will be performances of the Richmond Lucha and also these great bands will be playing:
This Bike is a Pipe Bomb
Armalite
Cloak/Dagger
Lemuria
Mouthbreather

The details are right out of Cloak/Dagger’s own bulletin. They rock pretty hard. Check them out if you have the means. And for goodness’ sake, click the links if you like punk/hardcore even a little I wasn’t familiar with like half of these bands before and I heard some cool stuff because of this post.

Paint It Black added a date for Saturday as well… August 16th 9pm <— TONIGHT!

PAINT IT BLACK
CEREMONY

At 1319 Wallace Street
Off Randolph Behind Chop Suey
(Formerly Known As “Mammal Mansion”)
9pm. All Ages.
Text 610.986.
8572 For Info


Boredoms 88Boadrum live review- videos

August 12, 2008

Starting around the first of this month something strange started to happen to me. I became extremely aware of the date, and not only that, I wanted to talk about it. All of July, and the rest of the year for that matter, whenever someone asked the date I would have to smile, chagrined by my ignorance. But since August 1st I have almost hoped for someone to hold up the line to whip out their checkbook and ask the inevitable question, “Do you know today’s date?” I’d tell them and say, “Boredoms are coming” while I grinned like an idiot. If my new acquaintance gave me a chance I’d tell them the details of the Boredoms’ 88BoaDrum. Read the rest of this entry »


List of LA BoaDrummers Released

August 7, 2008

For any of you that don’t know tomorrow, August 8th (8/8/08), The Boredoms will be following up last year’s 77BoaDrum. The BoaDrum events are massive drum circles, this year’s will consist of 88 kits, manned by an ever increasing list of impressive musicians performing one epic piece composed by Eye of Boredoms tailored to the event. Last years piece was 77 minutes, this year’s will be 88. For this year’s event the Boredoms have expanded their vision and will be coordinating two separate circles, one in New York (led by Brooklyn’s Gang Gang Dance) and one in Los Angeles.

Wiki had this handy list of drummers and the band’s they’re in. For space’s sake I’m only going to be posting the Los Angeles drummers Read the rest of this entry »


New Late Of The Pier Album Stream

August 6, 2008

UK’ers Late Of The Pier have taken their sweet time releasing this record. They’ve been releasing material at the pace of roughly a single per year of their existence (2003-08). But that ratio is about to be shot to hell. The band has put up their full debut album Fantasy Black Channel on their myspace page, check what you’re listening to though because they aren’t necessarily in order. The album sounds quite a bit different then the dark, kind-of-sexy-in-an-80’s-club/rocky-horror-kind-of-way single “Bathroom Gurgle” that garnered them so much attention in ’07. I’d say it’s definitely more summer friendly but don’t just take my word for it, go listen for yourselves.

Fantasy Black Channel hits stores August 11th.