One third of Test Icicles, Sam Mehran, releases a collection of works. Whilst his former band mates (Rory Atwell andDev Hynes) have been producing and working on counteless high-profile side projects, we've been privately enjoying Sam Mehran's intrepid foray into his alter ego Outer Limitz notably with the song I Kontakt. Now dropping the Z in favour of an S, Sam launches a full public assault by consolidating his Singles, Demos & Rarities into one edition for you all to enjoy as well.
'I feel like I have many stories ahead of me. Over the past few years I've learnt that people are people and music is music and I can't really judge or say I believe deep down that one this is genuinely better than another, Life is just so crazy. I used to think I was an alien, but Earth has been such an epic experience that I'm now glad to call it home. But who knows, maybe one day I'll leave and realize that home was some place else.'Sam Mehran
This compilation represents the perfect portal into a special artistic imagination, a thrilling outsider-art artefact and even more reason for excitement regarding whatever Mehran dreams up next.
2014 saw the release of James Yorkston’s Cellardyke Recording and Wassailing Society; a rich, collaborative album that featured brilliant and varied players KT Tunstall, Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor (also on production duties), The Pictish Trail, Rob Smoughton, Fimber Bravo and long-term musical buddies Jon Thorne and Emma Smith.
In an exclusive release for Record Store Day 2015 (Saturday, April 18th), The Demonstrations of The Craws collects the demos that later became the Cellardyke Recording and Wassailing Society album. 500 copies will be available worldwide. James will also be performing at Monorail in Glasgow on Record Store Day. Listen to 'Broken Wave' below.
Asian Dub Foundation perform live their new soundtrack to the George Lucas’s cult sci-fi classic THX1138 – a chilling dystopian fantasy set in a post-apocalyptic future.
The group’s brutal, beautiful, sparse and thick interpretation of the score, set to the visuals, transports you to a world where mood-stabilising drugs are mandatory, sex is prohibited, and a young Robert Duval rages against the system.
Produced by Francis Ford Coppola, THX 1138 has gained cult status over the years, with the soundtrack by Lalo Schiffrin and sound design by triple Oscar winner Walter Murch having been sampled by a host of influential electronic artists including Nine Inch Nails, UNKLE, Orbital and many more.
Frequent collaborators, Asian Dub Foundation have mixed their trademark fusion of punk, electronic beats, reggae, bhangra and hip-hop with artists such as Radiohead, Chuck D, Primal Scream and Sinead O’Connor, criticising control and oppression.
The Bohicas went into Vevo HQ to record an acousitc session of ‘To Die For’ as part of their DSCVR series. The session and interview is available to view above. It’s a great piece of content for the band and the interview is a good introduction to the band.
Dan Deacon has shared a new music video for his single ‘When I Was Done Dying,” directed by Adult Swim’s Off the Air. The single is due out June 22nd, 2015.
The video’s an exquisite corpse style of collaborative animation, with one of nine animators, each handling their own thirty second segment of the song. See the full list of credits below or at Off the Air. It marks the first time for both Deacon and Off the Air to work on a music video in this style, but the second time they’ve collaborated on a music video, following the video for 2012’s America’s “USA” 22 minute orchestral suite.
Following a launch with The Fader, you can now listen to Patrick Watson’s ‘Places You Will Go’, the latest track to be taken from Love Songs for Robots, his highly anticipated fifth record which will be released on May 11th.
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