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[Podcast] GhostlyCast #70: Olin - Do It Live

May 2, 2017

[Podcast] GhostlyCast #70: Olin - Do It Live

Our latest GhostlyCast welcomes the considered ear of Chicago producer Jason Garden. A triple threat, Garden records under the name Olin (working with labels such as Argot, Detour, and Giegling’s g~~g~~~g), runs his own imprint (Boundary Monument), and serves as resident DJ and talent buyer for the acclaimed Smart Bar venue. The expansive, freeform mix (with art by Andy Gilmore) reflects his approach live—as he explains:

“Over the years I have always grappled with the idea of what a mix should be. While I do enjoy the idea of carefully stitching together something thematic that I might not be able to do live, I’ve always also been a bit turned off by the idea because it feels somehow disingenuous. I get the sense that I’m telling a white lie about what it’s like to see me DJ. Conversely, my favorite part of DJing a party is the spontaneity and joy that can come from the feedback loop I share with the crowd. It’s never perfect, but it’s human and very genuine, which I love. So, while there is no dancefloor to speak of, this mix feels as true-to-life as such a thing can be: recorded without a plan, straight through, at home on a Sunday evening.”

[Stream and download GhostlyCast #70]

Beacon's "Marion" Single

April 29, 2017

Beacon

In the spirit of springtime and in the afterglow of an appearance with Tycho at Coachella, Beacon have shared a new single. It’s the first glimpse of what’s been happening in the New York duo’s studio since 2016 LP, Escapements.

At the heart of “Marion” is a hammered dulcimer. The percussive, stringed instrument—an ancient ancestor of the piano—acts as the composition’s harmonic and dynamic guide. Samples ebb and flow, projecting into the mix at moments of brightness and clarity. Other times they recede beneath Mullarney’s crystalline voice and a bed of feathery, pneumatic production. This is the mode in which Beacon have always thrived: wistful amidst pulsing electronics and soft-washed hues.

[Find the single through a service of your choice]

[News] Tycho North American tour + Coachella, Primavera Sound

April 10, 2017

[News] Tycho North American tour + Coachella, Primavera Sound

Since January, Tycho have been on an expansive world tour, traveling throughout Australia, Singapore, and Europe. The band returns stateside in April, appearing at both weekends of Coachella. Then they’ll cover much of the midwest, east coast (including new Brooklyn venue, Brooklyn Steel), and Canada. Come June, they play Primavera Sound festivals (Barcelona, Spain & Porto, Portugal), Sweden’s Way Out West festival, and more.

[Find all tour dates & tickets]

[News] Com Truise Announces Iteration LP

April 5, 2017

[News] Com Truise Announces Iteration LP

Com Truise returns June 16th.

How much emotion can one man convey through his machines? Iteration, the forthcoming full-length of technicolour synth-wave from producer Seth Haley aka Com Truise, challenges that notion and concludes a sprawling saga which began six years ago on his debut, Galactic Melt. True to its name, the album is built on Com Truise hallmarks: neon-streaked melodies, big drums, robotic grooves, bleary nostalgia. It’s also the most elegant and streamlined that Haley’s music has ever sounded.

[Pre-order limited vinyl, tapes & tees]
[Retailer of your choice]
[Hear single Memory]

[Video] Lusine shares "Just A Cloud" with Creators Project

March 30, 2017

Vice’s Creators Project spoke with director Michael Reisinger the hypnotic new visual treatment for Lusine’s “Just A Cloud,” built with 2,300 LED lights.

“In a lot of fictional examples, a character awakens from a simulated world and into the real world, where everything is the same. Color, light, matter—all behave the same as in the simulation. I wanted to put our character through a similar awakening, but into a reality that’s overwhelming and incomprehensible.”

[Read the feature at Creators Project]
[Order Sensorimotor at The Ghostly Store]

[EVENT] GEOTIC DJ SET AT TURNTABLE LAB & MORE

March 23, 2017

[EVENT] GEOTIC DJ SET AT TURNTABLE LAB & MORE

On Friday, March 31st, Geotic aka Will Wiesenfeld will be djing live at NYC’s Turntable Lab from 6pm to 7pm, in celebration of the release of his latest album Absyma. Admission is free, and vinyl copies of Absyma will be available for purchase.

[Facebook event here]

Earlier that day, at noon, he’ll dj at The Lot Radio in Williamsburg. And much later, at midnight, the celebration continues down the street with Geotic’s album release party at Baby’s All Right. Will’s show as Baths the night before has long been sold out, so here’s another chance to catch him in NY.

[Purchase tickets here]
[Facebook event here]

In other Geotic news, there’s a thoughtful interview up this week on THUMP, alongside new single “Billionth Remnant” (now added to our Latest Releases playlist on Spotify).

[EVENT] MOMA PS1 & OTHER MUSIC'S COME TOGETHER

March 17, 2017

[EVENT] MOMA PS1 & OTHER MUSIC

On Sunday, March 26th, Ghostly is participating two-fold during MoMA PS1 & Other Music’s Come Together festival. Find us upstairs at the label market, selling Ghostly LPs and cassettes plus select items from The Ghostly Store, and from Ghostly founder Sam Valenti’s personal record collection.

We will also debut our collaboration with Snarkitecture, The Last Crates, in a gallery space dedicated to record listening. We’ve invited artists, label reps, and friends to select an album to be played in its entirety. Together let’s listen and ponder: what would you put in your last crate?

[More info here]
[Facebook event here]

[Event] Spiritual America

March 1, 2017

[Event] Spiritual America

On the heels of our inaugural event, we’ve announced the next iteration of our Spiritual America event series. Taking place next month on April 8th, we’ll return to Detroit’s El Club with a night featuring performances by Inga Copeland and Lusine as well as DJ sets by Joey Anderson, Osborne, and our resident DJ, Shigeto. See you there.

[Purchase tickets here]

[Tour] Com Truise teams up with Warp's Clark for a North America Tour

February 20, 2017

[Tour] Com Truise teams up with Warp

Com Truise and Clark will be touring in North America throughout May and June. Plenty of our other artists are also heading out on lengthy tours: Mary Lattimore will be opening up for Waxahatchee and Real Estate, and Tycho is in the midst of finishing his European tour before coming back to the states.

[Catch up on all tour dates]

[News] Moiré's No Future Release

February 20, 2017

[News] Moiré

No Future was released last week along with an accompanying interactive site inspired by the themes, sounds, and images from the album. The album is still available as both a regular double LP as well as a limited edition version which features transparent blue vinyl and an embossed jacket.

[Play with Monolith here]
[Purchase No Future in The Ghostly Store]