See the above video for Asaël Robitaille’s amazing Bataille Solaire project, with video to match by wiz kid Jasper Baydala! For the Montrealers, he’ll have 100 tapes available over the summer – or you can order the cassette here: http://www.ctatsu.com/
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After 18 months of touring in support of Native Speaker, along with the departure of a band member, the group secluded themselves in their Montreal studio for a year of writing and recording. While Native Speaker was written in an organic and live environment, the group sought to explore a more introspective and electronic approach to songwriting. Sonically, the songs from these sessions are delicate and tight, yet thoughtfully open up to the rich lushness reminiscent of their older material. Lyrically they are honest and vulnerable, demonstrating the group’s emotional growth and maturity since their last record.
The first single “In Kind”, hits the pinnacle of the group’s songwriting as a four piece. Written live, it is a layered and emotionally raw saga. The second single, “Amends”, is a strong contrast, and shows the group’s exploration into electronic and dance music. Filling out the 12″ are two exclusive tracks that explore the textured and atmospheric side of the band – the subtly percussive “Near Enough” and the mesmerizing “A Dawn in Me”.
2013 marks an exciting year for the group, as they are proud to begin a new partnership with Montreal-based Arbutus Records.
Shot February 21st by Sam Shea at The Wallet in Bushwick. Audio recorded live to 4-channel interface and mixed later by Cool Boay Andyman. This is the living room where the kitties live.
‘Alright’ is off their split tape wth Dirty Beaches, out now on Spacebridge Records.
17.4 St. Petersburg, Russia — Zoccolo ^
18.4 St. Petersburg, Russia — Griboedov Club *
20.4 Moscow, Russia — Club Artplay *
21.4 Kursk, Russia — Antimusic Club *
24.4 Volgograd, Russia — Marksbar *
25.4 Rostov-on-Don, Russia — Morrison Club *
27.4 Kiev, Ukraine — Xlib Club *
29.4 Minsk, Belarus — Rocker Bar
30.4 Minsk, Belarus — Museum of Modern Fine Art — DACH Festival ^
2.5 Valmiera, Latvia — Kaferiga
3.5 Tallinn, Estonia — Kohvik Sinilind
4.5 Vilnius, Lithuania — Xi20
5.5 Warsaw, Poland — Cafe Kulturalna
7.5 Berlin, Germany – Madame Claude ^
8.5 Berlin, Germany – Urban Spree
9.5 Marburg, Germany – Cafe Trauma
14.5 Lyon, France — TBA (house show)
15.5 Nantes, France — Le Remorqueur
16.5 Paris, France — Espace B
19.5 Manchester, UK — The Deaf Institute
20.5 London, UK — The Lexington
21.5 London, UK — Dalston Victoria ^
23.5 Leeds, UK — Nation of Shopkeepers
24.5 Newcastle, UK — Star and Shadow
25.5 Liverpool, UK — Milk Presents: Experimental 61
*with Dirty Beaches
^as Andy Boay and Eola
Watch our friend Evan Prosofsky’s directorial debut Waterpark, with a soundtrack by Dirty Beaches.
EVIL MASTERS is Out Now. Buy on or for $5 on cassette at the SHOP.
Evil Masters is a ruin. Its a thousand years old. There are a few standing walls, a garden, a stairway. When it plays you through your tour, it’s not really holding your hand; instead, its making wise little suggestions about where to go, gently flowing you down hallways of peaceful discovery, blowing open doors to vast halls that have hosted fucked up feasts of ecstasy as well as endless ceremonies of mourning. It’s a swirl of tape sketches, solos, and hymns hailing from 6 different years and countless evil masters. All jams are destined and guaranteed to crumble together into the dark dirt of time. Open the door, and step in.
April 4, 2013 | Ottawa – Pressed #
April 5, 2013 | Montreal – La Brique #
April 5, 2013 | Brooklyn – Silent Barn (moved from Dekalb Visions)^
April 6, 2013 | Poughkeepsie – Chabad Shed #
April 12, 2013 | Brooklyn – Silent Barn, 3rd floor ^#
*with Dirty Beaches
^as solo acts Eola
#as solo act Andy Boay
Check out the latest jam from Sean’s forthcoming record “Other Life”, out May 28th!
FRIDAY MARCH 15
Official showcase presented by
Arbutus Records and M for Montreal
7 p.m. – Poutine party et performance de Mac DeMarco (Mtl)
8 p.m. – Sean Nicholas Savage (Mtl)
9 p.m. – Majical Cloudz (Mtl)
10 p.m. – Pat Jordache (Mtl)
11 p.m. – Blue Hawaii (Mtl)
Midnight – Doldrums (Mtl)
1 a.m. – Braids (Mtl)
Venue : Swan Dive, 615 Red River Street
Blue Hawaii’s “Untogether” is out now!
Buy on or from the SHOP
Catch them at SXSW (dates below) or on tour with Doldrums and Purity Ring – full dates HERE.
Tue March 12 | Pitchfork Interactive Party | The Mohawk, 912 Red River (9:30PM)
Wed March 13 | Resident Advisor | Elysium (9PM)
Thur March 14 | Escapes Party | Club 1808 (1:40AM) DJ SET
Fri March 15 | Arbutus x M for Montreal Showcase | Swan Dive, 651 Red River St (10:20PM)
Sat March 16 | PORTALS Showcase | Hype Hotel (3PM)