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New Album: Monogold

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In true DIY fashion, as with all of the material they’ve put out to date, Monogold is releasing their first LP The Softest Glow on January 18th.  They’ll be celebrating THIS Friday at Public Assembly (and you’re invited!), taking over both rooms for a night of fun with bands like forthebeat fave Bronze and Tiny Victories.  We have a little sneak preview for you – the song “Spirit or Something” below – which you’ll be able to download along with the rest of the album from their Bandcamp page next week.

Monogold – Spirit or Something

Interview: Wise Blood

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Listen and don’t dance, go on, try it.

Ok, so Pitchfork got him first but ours is more interesting. Read about Wise Blood below and find out why his aura/vibe is white.

The forthebeat/Transparent/ABC News Amplified showcase for CMJ was last week at Public Assembly and we couldn’t have asked for a better pump-up-the crowd than opener, Wise Blood.

Chris Laufman’s debut EP has brought him some well deserved attention we’re certain will only increase, especially with his next album, which he’s working on now. Read one of our favorite ftb interviews below and buy his 5 track EP on his Bandcamp Page (one of the most fun 5 consecutive tracks we’ve heard all year)

1. Hows Pittsburgh? Do you find it inspirational for your music development?

Pittsburgh is a dark, wonderful place sort of like what Washington state looks like in the Twilight series, but creepier.

2. How was CMJ (thank you for playing our show!) Were there any bands either you performed with or saw that interested you?

CMJ was great, had a fun time, especially at your showcase. Wish I had been able to watch myself perform live, heard it was awesome.

3. I know your band’s name is based after the novel by Flannery O’Connor, do you think you will draw any future references to this novel – like song titles or lyrics? Possibly, but you’ll really have to be looking for it.

4. What’s STRT SGNS about?

Wanting to be saved by someone, wanting someone to take care of you and invest a lot in you personally.

5. What song off your EP do you like performing live best?

I think i actually like performing HERE COMES THE SUN the best

6. Who would you love to tour with/play with? We think juiceboxxx and pictureplane would be awesome…

Those are good picks but maybe Salem.

7. What color best describes Wise Blood’s aura?

White.

Wise Blood – B.I.G. E.G.O.

forthebeat <3′s CMJ

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CMJ is our favorite week of the year (besides sxsw and ok, fine, Christmas). Yesterday, we only caught a handful of awesome bands (Oberhofer, Diamond Rings, Keepaway) because our Wednesday party with Transparent and ABC News Amplified ended at 5:00 AM so we’re tired. Thank you to everyone who had the awesome chance to catch Wise Blood, Dominant Legs, Hooray for Earth, Bronze, Psychobuildings, Kisses, Mon Khmer, Cloud Nothings and Sunglasses at Public Assembly.

Some of our picks for tonight, October 22, include:

Music Hall of Williamsburg: Dominant Legs, Porcelain Raft. 8 pm.

Bar Matchless: Teen Daze>Blackbird Blackbird> Sunglasses> MillionYoung. 8 pm.

CakeShop: Viernes at 8:40 pm.

Brooklyn Bowl: Pitchfork Showcase- How to Dress Well, Tanlines, Baths, Cloud Nothings, Candy Claws . 1 pm-3 am.

Death by Audio: The Altered Zones Showcase – John Maus, Prince Rama, Greatest Hits, Teen Inc, How to Dress Well (DJ set). 7 pm.

Some of our top picks for Saturday:

Gobble Gobble at noon @ Cameo, Wburg. Oberhofer at 2:30 and Holly Miranda at 5:30 @ Bowery Electric, NY. Keepaway at 7 @ Cameo. Jamaica at 8 @ Public Assembly, Wburg. Hooray for Earth 11 PM @ Coco66, Greenpoint. Bronze 11:30 PM @ Spike Hill, Wburg

Have a blast.

Teen Daze – Shadows

http://tympanogram.com/files/Teen-Daze-Shadows.mp3

forthebeat’s CMJ Show on WEDNESDAY

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We’ve added a few bands and we’re REALLY excited.  Don’t forget to RSVP (info below) and get there on time because the show is FREE and capacity is limited…

forthebeat + Transparent
with ABC News Amplified
Present…

Cloud Nothings – Hey Cool Kid
Kisses – Bermuda
Dominant Legs – Clawing Out At The Walls
Hooray For Earth – Rolling / Nectarine
Sunglasses – Whiplash
Mon Khmer – Passwords
Bronze – Horses
Psychobuildings – Terror Management
Wise Blood – STRT SRNS
DJ set by Heats

Wednesday, October 20th
7PM

Public Assembly
70 North 6th Street between Wythe and Kent
Brooklyn, NY

FREE

RSVP required — e-mail forthebeat@gmail.com or “Like” forthebeat on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/forthebeat/114005406873

CMJ Line Up Announced…

forthebeat.Transparent CMJ 2010 Invite

forthebeat + Transparent
with ABC News Amplified
Present…

Cloud Nothings – Hey Cool Kid
Kisses – Bermuda
Dominant Legs – Clawing Out At The Walls
Hooray For Earth – Rolling / Nectarine
Sunglasses – Whiplash
Mon Khmer – Passwords
Bronze – Horses
Psychobuildings – Terror Management
Wise Blood – STRT SRNS
DJ set by Heats

Wednesday, October 20th
7PM

Public Assembly
70 North 6th Street between Wythe and Kent
Brooklyn, NY

FREE

RSVP required — e-mail forthebeat@gmail.com or “Like” forthebeat on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/forthebeat/114005406873

Motel Motel Release Second Album

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The Brooklyn quintet, Motel Motel, recently released their second album The Big Island.

The album is self-proclaimed as being filled with ocean imagery and explores the themes of loneliness and isolation. It’s musically intricate and really beautiful. Stand-outs include Ocean and Helena, MT.

The Big Island was mixed by Alex Newport (Mars Volta, Death Cab for Cutie) and mastered by Paul Gold (Dirty Projectors, Grizzly Bear, Health).

The band recently served as cultural ambassadors for the U.S. to Egypt which is a pretty unique tour to have under your belt… Their album release show (a forthebeat presents) sold out at Brooklyn’s Union Pool with support from Bronze and DJ sets by Chairlift and Violens.

Motel Motel will next play this Wednesday at Saatchi & Saatchi’s upcoming 7X7  showcase in NYC at 7 pm for $7 tickets, get them here.

Motel Motel – Helena, MT

Motel Motel – Eli

Tuesday 8.24 forthebeat Presents…

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forthebeat Presents MOTEL MOTEL Album Release Party

Tuesday, August 24th

@ Union Pool @ 8:00 PM
484 Union Ave (near the Lorimer L stop), Brooklyn

$8 at the door

MOTEL MOTEL
BRONZE
CHAIRLIFT (DJ Set)
VIOLENS (DJ Set)

RSVP to forthebeat@gmail.com

This is what this party will sound like:

Motel Motel – Helena, MT
Bronze – Horses
Telepathe – So Fine (Chairlift Remix)

Le Miel du Mois: Aout

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Le Miel du Mois: Aout is up on Et Musique Pour Tous!  Click on the link below to listen in full and download the monthly mixtape for *free* – the track list is below and here’s what I had to say about August…

Harder Better Faster Stronger is something forthebeat can relate to now more than ever – everything seems to be getting bigger and better. This month’s Le Miel du Mois is fast fun that I hope will rock your tape til it pops. Enjoy the last month of summer. Make it count.

lmdm 8.10

Tracklisting:

Big Boi – Feel Me (Intro)
Juiceboxxx – 100MPH (AC Slater Remix)
Star Slinger – Mornin
Big Boi – Daddy Fat Sax
Fiveng – Jonah (Star Slinger Remix)
Pictureplane – Double Sets Of Lungs Now
The Hoof and the Heel – Fireworks
Ocelot – Beating Hearts (Louis Laroche Remix)
Error Love – Nightlife Souveniers
Star Slinger – Minted
Bronze – Horses

New Artist: Bronze

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Formerly known as Detachment Kit, “blood brothers” Charlie H. Davis III and Ian Menard started a new project earlier this year — Bronze.  The two are joined by percussionist Jess Birch and guitarist Ian MacDermut to complete this Brooklyn-based foursome.

Their self-titled debut EP is available as a free download on the group’s bandcamp page HERE.  And I really like it, especially the first track “Horses.”

The little tag line at the end of their bio says “Will 2010 be the year of Bronze?” – maybe!  They seem to be gathering the troops – friending everyone on MySpace with the “name” Bronze – a good start, as I would definitely support a band named “KC.”

In all seriousness, they’ve played a few shows over the past couple of months, and I’m sure there are more to come.  And I have a feeling a full-length is in the works.   Meanwhile, download their EP for a little taste.

Bronze – Horses


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