We’re teaming up with Red Bull Sound Select to curate a series of amazing shows here in Dallas in 2015. First up: our dream(pop) bill featuring Montreal’s TOPS, LA’s Puro Instinct, and Dallas’ own Blackstone Rangers, at Three Links in Deep Ellum on Thursday, March 12. Only $3, but you need to RSVP here to get in on that.
Yumi Zouma follow up their stellar debut EP and an all-around breakout year in 2014 with their new EP II 10″, out March 10 on Cascine. We’ve already heard the dreamy, bittersweet dance-floor catharsis of “Alena“, and today the band unveils the Allie Avital Tsypin-directed video for new single “Catastrophe,” yet another sweetly infectious jam that captures the kind of wistful, life-affirming yearning the Yumis do so well. Part I of a two-part film from Allie’s crew BANGS, “about a fictional small town in which the people are disrupted from their day-to-day life by otherwordly forces.”
Pre-order Yumi Zouma’s EP II, and while you’re at it, pick up their lovely debut on cassette from Cascine. The group will play an EP release show in Brooklyn on 3/13 @ Cameo Gallery before finally making their way to TX for SXSW (and this) in March.
[directed by Grant Singer]
We’re psyched to debut the expansive, poignant new LP from Jib Kidder (née Sean Schuster-Craig), A Teaspoon to the Ocean. Schuster-Craig covers much varied and wonderfully strange ground over the album’s 11 tracks, creating a vivid, dreamlike landscape — see the complementary animations below — best navigated while reading his very personal and insightful self-written album bio, which covers everything from his early experiences with collage/sampling, to his time spent at the University of Michigan with Julia Holter (who appears on the lovely, lilting acid-country jam “Appetites“) and Laurel Halo, to his “dark years”, and the intense relationship/fascination with dreams that informs his unique musical style.