Autolux is an American alternative rock band consisting of Eugene Goreshter, Greg Edwards and Carla Azar. The trio formed in 2001 and have released three full-length albums, Future Perfect, Transit Transit and Pussy's Dead, their eclectic sound draws from electronic music and krautrock. Autolux formed in 2001 in California. Goreshter and Azar met while writing the score for Nobel Prize-winner Dario Fo's play Accidental Death of an Anarchist. Azar met Edwards when he was on tour with Failure. In August 2001, Autolux made their live debut. In March 2001, the band released Demonstration, it contained five songs recorded on an 8-track in their rehearsal space. T-Bone Burnett signed Autolux to DMZ, a small label created by Burnett and the Coen Brothers, "nurtured" the band. In November 2002, Autolux entered the studio to record their first full-length album, Future Perfect, finished primary recording in January 2003. In contrast to the 8-track recording method employed during the making of Demonstration, Burnett wished to capture the band's live sound on the album.
Following the initial recording, the band continued recording and overdubbing additional music at Space 23 to flesh out the songs. The song "Asleep at the Trigger" was recorded at Space 23. At the beginning of 2003, the album was mixed by Dave Sardy; the album was released September 21, 2004, was met with critical praise. Autolux began touring in 2005 to promote Future Perfect, playing with a number of bands, including Clinic, The White Stripes, Shellac and Beck. In April 2005, Autolux played the Vincent Gallo-curated edition of the All Tomorrow's Parties music festival in London, England. In May, they played Arts Festival. Autolux was invited by Trent Reznor to open for Nine Inch Nails on their With Teeth tour, from September to October 2005. After touring with Nine Inch Nails, the band ended the year by opening for Queens of the Stone Age at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles. In January 2006, Autolux performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live! In February 2006, the band wrote a piece, "Tears for an Inhaler", for an exhibit called "Sonic Scenery" at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.
The exhibit included artists such as Matmos and Nels Cline. In June 2006, Autolux was approached by James Lavelle of Unkle to collaborate on his next record; the band was given an acoustic guitar track with a simple drum machine beat. They developed the song, overdubbed various other tracks and vocals in their rehearsal space, gave the finished piece, "Persons & Machinery", back to Unkle to arrange and mix, it was included on Unkle's album War Stories, released in July 2007. Goreshter played bass guitar on a few of the other tracks on the record. On April 30, 2007, Unkle released a limited edition remix 12" called Surrender Sounds Session Session #3 & #4, with the A-side containing a remix of the Autolux track "Turnstile Blues" from Future Perfect."Turnstile Blues" appeared as the opening song in the April 2007 movie The Air I Breathe. That August, the band played the Sunset Junction Street Fair in Silver Lake, in December, they were invited by Portishead to play at that month's edition of the All Tomorrow's Parties festival.
Autolux performed at the Primavera Sound festival in Barcelona, Spain in May 2008,. In September 2009, the band completed their first headlining US tour, including another appearance at the New York ATP festival, this edition curated by Flaming Lips; as Future Perfect had gone out of print, Autolux reissued the album themselves on vinyl in 2009, with the label listed as Autolux Music Entertainment. In March 2010, Thom Yorke asked Autolux to open for his Atoms for Peace project at the Santa Barbara Bowl in Santa Barbara, California. In May 2010, the band appeared on another Unkle song, "Joy Factory", on that artist's album Where Did the Night Fall; the second Autolux album, Transit Transit, was released on August 3, 2010 on ATP Recordings worldwide and TBD Records in North America. The band produced Transit Transit themselves with Edwards serving as engineer. Most of the record was recorded at Space 23, while a few drum tracks came from an earlier session with engineer John Goodmanson. "Supertoys" was released as the first single from the album, premiering on the band's website on June 23, 2010.
The band toured the Canada and Mexico that August and September. In December 2010, they embarked on their first European tour. On December 6, 2010, ATP released a two-song 7" single, "The Bouncing Wall"/"Census". On February 27, 2011, the band played another ATP festival, this time in Tokyo, titled "I'll Be Your Mirror". On November 19, 2015, Autolux shared the "Soft Scene" single and announced that their then-untitled third full-length album would be released in spring 2016 on Danger Mouse's new imprint, 30th Century Records. On January 19, 2016, Autolux announced the April 1 release of their third album, Pussy's Dead, produced by artist and producer Boots, who had produced Run the Jewels, FKA Twigs and Beyoncé; the band was included in the Coachella Festival's 2016 line-up. Future Perfect Transit Transit Pussy's Dead (2016, 30th Century
Destroyer (Black Mountain album)
Destroyer is the upcoming fifth studio album by Canadian psychedelic rock band, Black Mountain. The album is set to be released on May 2019 through Dine Alone Records, it will be the band's first new material in three years since their fourth album, IV. Destroyer is the first album to feature Adam Bulgasem. Additionally, the album features contribution The album was first announced on March 7, 2019 with the release of their lead off single, "Future Shade"; the single was described by lead singer, Stephen McBean, as a "warping" and "rending". McBean described the riff as one that has "traveled around the world hit the bong with a chorus a year and a half later. A last attempt at double frosting produced a chorus on chorus death match. Anxiety is the new heavy metal."The album takes its name from discontinued single-run 1985 Dodge Destroyer. The album references the fact that McBean obtained his driver's license in 2017. Destroyers features contributions from the Flaming Lips' Kliph Scurlock, Oneida's Kid Millions
Twisted Logic Tour
The Twisted Logic Tour was a global concert tour by British alternative rock band Coldplay in support of their third studio album, X&Y. The year-long tour took the band across Europe and their native United Kingdom, as well as to the United States and Canada; the main legs of the tour concluded in July 2006 after shows in Asia & Australia, with the band resting for a lengthy period of time, beginning production of their fourth studio album Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends in November. In the beginning of 2007, a final leg in Latin America concluded the tour in March, after about a dozen shows. Pollstar reported; the second leg of the North American tour ended 6 April 2006 at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia. This is Coldplay's first tour not named after the album; the Twisted Logic Tour is noted for its use of extravagant stage effects. Strobe lights and other fixtures were used to create an elaborate light show; the back of the stage contained a two-story panoramic video panel that displayed live footage and computer-generated images, from video of a bear wandering aimlessly during "Talk" to a montage of coloured blocks from the cover of X&Y during the song "Clocks".
Other concert highlights include: A digital countdown display shown on the panoramic video screen during the song "Square One" as the band enter the stage. The timer reaches zero at the song's explosive first chorus, followed by the crowd getting showered by red and blue strobe lighting. Confetti, yellow balloons filled with gold glitter showered on the audience during the song "Yellow". During Coachella 2005 Martin sang the outro to "The Scientist" backwards, reminiscent of the song's music video. During much of the tour, the entire track was played backwards live, after the band had finished playing it regularly; the Charles and Ray Eames video "Powers of Ten" played in the background. Martin running into the crowd during "In My Place" to sing with the audience. Band members taking photographs before and during the show with disposable cameras before throwing them into the crowd; this was bassist Guy Berryman's idea, was done during the reverse playing of "The Scientist". The band taking to the edge of the stage and performing an acoustic set of 2-3 of the following songs: "Til Kingdom Come", "Don't Panic", "Green Eyes" and/or a cover of Johnny Cash's "Ring of Fire" or Bob Dylan's "Simple Twist of Fate".
Martin sometimes encouraging the audience to let their camera flashes off as the band picks up during the bridge of "Talk", but done during "Low" via a message on the main screen behind the band, resulting in a dramatic explosion of light. "Talk" featured Martin taking an audience member's mobile phone and singing to the person on the other end, a common occurrence. Martin swinging a suspended lightbulb above his head after the second chorus of "Fix You", followed, in outdoor shows, by fireworks as the drum fill begins. A laser light show with red lasers shooting out in different directions; these were reintroduced during the second North American leg of the tour. A handwritten list of songs being projected toward the stage during "Swallowed in the Sea"; this is an early tracklist of songs during production of X&Y. The band increasing the tempo of "Clocks" at the end of its regular performance, until it abruptly concludes at a ridiculously high tempo. During the Australian leg of the tour, the band made several references to the Socceroos in the 2006 FIFA World Cup by altering lyrics of the songs.
On the second night of the Melbourne concerts and the final night of the Sydney concerts, the group performed the Kylie Minogue hit "Can't Get You Out of My Head" as a tribute to Australia and its music industry. At some concerts in Germany, Chris Martin asked the audience in German "Wo geht es zum Bahnhof?". This may be a reference to the U2 song "Zoo Station". During performances of "White Shadows", thermal black and white imagery of the band performing appeared on the panoramic big screen; this was done in homage of the song title, as these kind of images can produce "white shadows" of heat producing sources. The Twisted Logic Tour's set list was weighted towards tracks from X&Y, as expected because of the tour being in support and promotion of the album; the remaining material was from A Rush of Blood to the Head with songs such as "Politik", In My Place "Clocks", "The Scientist", to a lesser extent "Don't Panic", "Yellow", "Trouble" being the only holdovers from Parachutes played with regularity.
The only new song played on the tour was "How You See the World No. 2", from the "Help: A Day in the Life" benefit album. Earlier tours such as those in the Parachutes era debuted work-in-progress versions of tracks that would appear on A Rush of Blood to the Head. Coldplay's newest compositions during the A Rush of Blood to the Head Tour such as "Gravity", "Proof" were included as B-sides to X&Y's singles; the introductory music played at the start of each concert was either Brand Nubian's "Meaning of the 5%" or "Tomorrow Never Knows" by The Beatles. The closing music is "Good Night" by The Beatles; the following is a sample setlist of a concert at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Bonner Springs, United States. The major changes to this set for the other tour dates saw "X&Y" and "Low" performed in lieu of "What If", "Swallowed in the Sea", respectively.
Sidney, British Columbia
Sidney is a town located at the northern end of the Saanich Peninsula, on Vancouver Island in the Canadian province of British Columbia. It is one of the 13 Greater Victoria municipalities, it has a population of 11,583. Sidney is located just east of Victoria International Airport, about 6 km south of BC Ferries' Swartz Bay Terminal; the town is the only Canadian port-of-call in the Washington State Ferries system, with ferries running from Sidney to the San Juan Islands and Anacortes. Sidney is located along Highway 17, it is considered part of the Victoria metropolitan area. The town west of Highway 17 has a mixture of light industry; the majority of the town is located east of Highway 17. Single-family units are present east of the highway, but the eastern sector has many condominium-type buildings, plus most of the service and retail outlets; the island-studded Haro Strait, part of the Salish Sea forms Sidney's eastern boundary. There is a large boating and marine industry in the area, ranging from marinas to boatbuilders and marine suppliers.
According to Statistics Canada, Sidney had a population of 11,583 in 2011—a reduction of −0.1% from 2010. Sidney is well known for having an abundance of senior citizens, producing a median age of 50.7 in 2001 as compared with the British Columbia median age of 38.4. The population density per square kilometre was 2,167. In 2006 Sidney had more than 35% of their population over the age of 65. Sidney is an industrial town, with most people working in the construction and warehousing fields. Retail accounts for 10% of the employment. Healthcare and social assistance employs 13%. There are over 4,000 people employed in Sidney, with an unemployment rate of 6.1%. It should be taken into consideration that some of this labour force commutes from neighbouring municipalities, such as Saanich or Victoria; the median income is $24,638. The median income for a household in the town is $56,334. Renting costs in Sidney have increased over the past few years, with a Standard 2 Bedroom Suite reaching as much as $1200 a month.
The average cost of a house in Sidney in August 2016 is $609,450. The Town of Sidney is a municipality governed by an elected Council; the elected Council, 2015–2018 consists of one Mayor and six Councillors. Mayor Steve Price, Councillor Erin Bremner-Mitchell, Councillor Tim Chad, Councillor Barbara Fallot, Councillor Mervyn Lougher-Goodey, Councillor Cam McLennan, Councillor Peter Wainwright. Public schools serving Sidney residents are operated by School District 63 Saanich; these include Sidney Elementary School, North Saanich Middle School, Parkland Secondary School. On June 30, 2008 the Sidney Sister Cities Association and the town of Sidney, BC declared the twinning of Sidney and Niimi, Japan; this was Sidney's third sister city, following Cairns, Queensland and Anacortes, United States. Sidney's main attraction is its position on the Salish Sea. Sidney-by-the-Sea is the gateway to the southern Gulf Islands National Park Reserve, is an eco-tourist destination, with whale-watching, bird-watching and scuba-diving.
It is home to the new Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre. Shoal Harbour Migratory Bird Sanctuary is located within Sidney and the adjoining Sidney Channel Important Bird Area, an internationally recognized site important to a variety of seabirds and waterfowl. Sidney has its own local history museum, the Sidney Museum and Archives, which features displays about the history of the surrounding Peninsula as well as temporary exhibits; as home to the Victoria International Airport Sidney hosts the British Columbia Aviation Museum which features displays, restored historical aircraft and a vintage aircraft restoration workshop. During the summer, Sidney hosts a street market on Thursday evenings on the main street. "Sidney days" is another event. To celebrate, Sidney has a parade, a build-a-boat contest, a small fair and fireworks in the evening. In the winter, Sidney has a holiday parade as well as a lighted sailpast boat parade. Sidney has many dining places including Greek, Chinese and west-coast restaurants.
With 12 bookstores, Sidney is one of Canada's 2 book towns, the other being St. Martins, New Brunswick, it has as many coffee joints and cafes to sit and read in. Sidney has a well maintained boat ramp for trailerable boats with a dock for queuing up, it is located next to the Washington state ferry terminal. All of the land within Sidney's boundary is either flat or gently sloping, providing a topography, favourable for the town's elderly people. Most soils are clayey, poorly drained in their natural state. In some parts of town, this clay is overlain by deposits of gravel which are well drained. Sidney enjoys a cool Mediterranean climate with moderate rainfall. Most years see little snow. Daily temperatures climb above 31 °C, or dip below −7 °C. In the mildest winters, minimum temperatures stay above −3 °C. Damaging winds are less frequent than in most other maritime areas of Canada; the environs of Sidney provides habitat for a diverse array of fish and wildlife, both terrestrial and marine and going with the seasons.
For this reason it is a growing mecca for bird watchers, whale watchers, scuba-divers and eco-tourism. Sidney's most famous inhabitant is the bufflehead featured prominently on its coat of arms; the bufflehead is just one of many species of waterfowl that overwi
Pink Mountaintops is a Canadian rock and roll band from Vancouver led by Stephen McBean. Gregg Foreman has been a regular member of the band; the band has consisted of many of the same musicians who participate in the Black Mountain collective, but the musical style is more lyrical and melodic. The band's first album, The Pink Mountaintops, featured Amber Webber, Joshua Wells, Christoph Hofmeister; the tracks varied from alt-country to indie-rock. The band's recording Outside Love included contributions from members of several other bands, it was number one on the Canadian campus radio top 50 chart in May and again in June, 2009. Pink Mountaintop's fourth album, Get Back, was released in 2014. Musicians included Annie Hardy, Greg Foremann, Rob Barbato; the album was produced by Joe Cardamone. Stephen McBean Gregg Foreman Pink Mountaintops Axis of Evol Outside Love Get Back "The Ones I Love" / "Erected" "Single Life" / "My Best Friend" "Asleep with an Angel" / "The Beat" Pink Mountaintops Official website Pink Mountaintops at Jagjaguwar Records Pink Mountaintops at Exclaim!
"Down and Dirty: The love songs of the Pink Mountaintops" CBC Radio 3 Session.
Melvins are an American rock band whose early work was key to the development of both grunge and sludge metal. The band formed in 1983 in Washington, they have performed as a trio, as well as a quartet with either two drummers/bassists in recent years. Since 1984, vocalist and guitarist Buzz Osborne and drummer Dale Crover have been constant members; the band was named after a supervisor at a Thriftway in Montesano, where Osborne worked as a clerk. "Melvin" was disliked by other employees, the band's members felt it to be an appropriately ridiculous name. Melvins were formed in early 1983 by Buzz Osborne, Matt Lukin and Mike Dillard who all went to Montesano Jr./Sr. High School in Montesano, Washington. In the beginning they played Cream and Jimi Hendrix covers, began playing fast hardcore punk; when Dillard left the band, Dale Crover took his place, the band's rehearsals moved to a back room of Crover's parents' house in Aberdeen, Washington. Soon afterward, they started to "heavier" than nearly anyone else at the time.
In 1985, C/Z Records was created to document the Washington music scene. The label released Deep Six. In 1986 the band released the Six Songs EP, on C/Z Records; the album was recorded live to a two track at the now closed Ironwood Studio in Seattle on February 8, 1986. In October 1986, they recorded their first full-length album, Gluey Porch Treatments, at Studio D in Sausalito, California; the album was released in 1987 on Alchemy Records. Gluey Porch Treatments was coupled with their second album Ozma for the Boner Records CD release, it was expanded again for the 1999 re-release on Ipecac Recordings with some garage demos. Crover played drums with Nirvana when they recorded a ten-song demo on January 23, 1988 in Seattle, which formed part of their debut LP Bleach, played a live show in Tacoma that day. Osborne would introduce Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic to Dave Grohl; that year Osborne and Crover relocated to San Francisco, California. Lukin formed the band Mudhoney. Lori "Lorax" Black replaced Lukin on bass.
The band recorded Ozma in May 1989, released it that year. The album was produced by Mark Deutrom, who joined the band on bass. In 1990, the band recorded Bullhead; the band toured Europe. When they returned to the U. S. they recorded the Eggnog EP, released the same year on Boner Records. Lorax left the band, was replaced by Joe Preston. Preston appears on the Salad of a Thousand Delights; the Melvins released three "solo" EPs, following the concept and imitating the cover artwork inspired by the four Kiss members' solo albums released in 1978. King Buzzo, Dale Crover, Joe Preston were all released in 1992 on Boner Records. In 1992, they released the full-length album, which had to be renamed Melvins because Lysol was a trademarked name. Preston departed from the band, Lorax rejoined; when Nirvana's Nevermind became a massive and unexpected success, Melvins were one of many groups to benefit from Nirvana's support. It was signed by Atlantic Records, its first major label release, 1993's Houdini, entered the Billboard Heatseekers chart at 29.
Mark Deutrom replaced Lorax on bass shortly after the album's release, as she was facing trial for drug possession and was struggling with heroin addiction. Gene Simmons of Kiss played bass with the Melvins in 1993 in a concert with Primus, on the song "Goin' Blind", a Kiss song that the Melvins had covered on Houdini. Melvins released its second album for Atlantic in Stoner Witch. Due to its experimental nature, Melvins took Prick, to Amphetamine Reptile Records. Record label conflicts prevented the band from releasing any records under the name "Melvins", so the album was released with the band name written in mirror; the band returned to Atlantic one last time for 1996's Stag, which entered the Heatseekers chart at number 33. Melvins were dropped by Atlantic Records in 1997 after three albums; the band signed with Amphetamine Reptile Records and released their next full-length album, Honky, in 1997. They recorded an August 1997 concert in Richmond, Australia as Alive at the F*ckerclub in 1998.
The same year, Melvins opened for Tool. In 1998, Melvins played the second stage at Ozzfest. 1999 saw the beginning of a partnership with Mike Patton's Ipecac Recordings, which began remastering and reissuing much of the band's back catalog. The band released three full-length albums dubbed The Trilogy: The Maggot, The Bootlicker, The Crybaby; the latter featured a number of guest musicians. Kevin Rutmanis of The Cows, was bassist during this era. In 2001, the band returned to their experimental tendencies for Colossus of Destiny, a live set of synthesizer and sampler experiments presented as two tracks; the album was described approvingly by one critic as "more like avant-garde electro-acoustic than anything else."In 2003 Atlantic Records released Melvinmania: The Best of the Atlantic Years 1993–1996, a compilation of recycled tracks from th
City Slang is a record label based in Berlin, Germany. The label was founded in 1990 by former tour agent Christof Ellinghaus to release The Flaming Lips’ In A Priest Driven Ambulance. With bands The Lemonheads, Das Damen, Yo La Tengo looking for a label to release their 1990 albums, City Slang became by chance, a home for US bands looking to bring their music to the European market, it was named after the song "City Slang" by Sonic's Rendezvous Band. Over the past 22 years, City Slang has played host to releases ranging from veteran acts to newcomers, its focus on US- and Canada-based acts remains, maintaining its relationship with several key North American independent labels, such as Merge Records and Arts & Crafts. List of record labels Official website