Notes On A Show | CRUSHED OUT, CRAZY & THE BRAINS, FERAL FOSTER, WILD BORE, SAVANTS @ PALISADES

WORDS | Moeima Dukuly 

Photos | Carly Sioux

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WHO: Savants, Wild Bore, Feral Foster, Crazy & The Brains with headliners Crushed Out

WHEN: Saturday, September 27 2014

WHERE: Palisades in THE BUSH. Also known as Bushwick, Brooklyn.

THE SITUATION:  Unmarked no frills venue on Broadway not far from the train. $5 at the door for the show. Beers are hella cheap (hover around 4 bucks if you’re feeling cheap like me and getting your Tecate on), bar is one step up from the situation you’ve probably got going on in your kitchen at home (picture a fridge + liquor bottles on top of said fridge). Bar/door people are chill. Venue is popular with those on the Brooklyn scene but the sound SUCKS. No exaggeration, so don’t judge a band you see here too harshly. More than once feedback made my teeth grind and vocals from bands were spotty at best.  If you get annoyed head to the taco truck 2 blocks away and eat your feelings.

THE CROWD: Hipster. Duh. Not the sort looking to impress either.

SAVANTS

Ok – so I’m a jerk and constantly late to things so I came in on Savants’ last song. :( But – I’ve known about them for some time and their music set a great tone for the night. They keep it loose. Smooth sounds, simplistic vocals that are cooly confident without being overbearing. A tambourine that doesn’t make you wanna want to jump into the East River. If you’re not into more laidback tunes you might be privy to stray during their set, but they can get lively – but the one song I did catch was the perfect appetizer for a easy Saturday night.

http://savantsnyc.bandcamp.com/

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WILD BORE

Rarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

A sound that is so guttural it can only inspire fear or excitement. Having seen Wild Bore twice before, I can tell you that that sound shakes the core no matter the equipment. With a rhythmic lull of bass married to a thumping drumbeat – and unnerving vocals – this is the space between wild and boring.  I wanna live here forever.

https://lewildbore.bandcamp.com/

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FERAL FOSTER

Feral is right. Folk gristle is what I’d best describe the sound of FF.  Was especially tough to be unbiased here, with sound sucking as bad as it did.  Heavily country (daresay, bluegrass) influence with vocals tingeing on a surly, moody vibe. Bluesy, and melodramatic. Would go check them out at another venue.

http://feralfoster.bandcamp.com/

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CRAZY & THE BRAINS

Um. Stage Presence much? I don’t know – wasn’t a hundred percent about the band and oh you know – by that time my ears were bleeding from the tragic sound situation, I might have mentioned before. Nasally vocals plus feedback is a plate of hot mess. But they brought the energy and people were into it. So there’s that.

http://crazyandthebrains.com/

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CRUSHED OUT

Celebrating the release of their latest album,Teeth, the headlining duo brought it and clearly are magic because the sound didn’t as awful as with the past 4 acts. Crushed Out is pretty lovely actually – an energetic sort of honky-tonk vibe with really great drums and even a dash of maracas here and there. My feet didn’t stop moving and tapping throughout their set. Good times.

http://crushedoutmusic.bandcamp.com/

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The Verdict:  A strong lineup of indie acts that complimented each other well, leading up to a nice finish with Crushed Out. As for the venue, Palisades is just fine for your run of the mill live music venue, except for the dropping the ball on the one job they should focus on – sound. Being that they have a steady flow of talented bands that play there, they might wanna work that out.

MUSIC | LA Love (La La) – Fergie

Miss Fergie Ferg is back. After a near decade hiatus word spread earlier this month that the ‘London Bridge’ chanteuse was working on a new album (slated to be released in 2015) and the first single would be dropping September 29th, we were pretty stoked to see what she had cooking up for us. Take a listen the first single off the album LA Love(la la) produced by DJ Mustard and let Fergie give you a geography lesson.

Initial thoughts: oooh this sounds a bit like 2 on 2 but I’m not mad at it. Hmmm she really is listing alot of random places. Hmmm this is pretty catchy though.

Thoughts after the third listen: This is how you do a low key comeback – still keeping to your signature sound (no crazy EDM banger here) but updated and simple. Not bad at all.

What do you guys think?

“L.A. Love (La La)” will be released on September 29. (iTunes)

MUSIC | ‘Glory Days’ – Carl Barat and The Jackals

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The Libertines’ Carl Barât has a new band! Meet Caral Barât and the Jackals, they’re dropping their yet to be titled debut album next year which was recorded in Los Angeles, with a band assembled via online ads. “I actually started making this record solo, but the long and short of it is I just didn’t like my own company,” Barât said in a press release. “I was lucky, because I found a bunch of people who genuinely fit together as a gang.” You can check out the first single, Glory Days which is also a free download below! Produced by Joby J. Ford of the Bronx, the song doesn’t stray far from his Libertine roots but we definitely look forward to hearing more.

Carl Barât & The Jackals are:
Carl Barât – Vocals/Guitar
Billy Tessio – Guitar
Adam Claxton – Bass Guitar
Jay Bone – Drums

MUSIC | While We’re Sleeping – Blonde Bunny

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Check out Blonde Bunny’s new single While We’re Sleeping which will be released on an extremely limited run of cassettes, complete with B-Side ‘Termite’. The song was recorded and mixed at home by Blonde Bunny, with Felix Davis at Metropolis mastering the track. We totally dig the band’s grooved out vibe!

You can check them out live (we hear the put on a quite a show) at The Victoria, Dalston on 28th September, before joining The Wytches on their tour for three dates. Check out dates below!

September 28th – Flufferfest – London, The Victoria (Dalston)

October  10th – Aldershot, West End Centre

October 11th – Liverpool, The Kazimier

October 13th – York, The Duchess

#MUSIC | Breach drops new song with Kelis + North American Tour Dates!

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Check out Breach’s latest track The Key featuring Kelis! Starting off originally as a rework of Kelis’ hit single ‘Rumble’, taken from her sixth LP Food, once they met up in the studio they flipped the track upside down – chopping up vocals and adding in new slick layered synth beats.

Breach will be all over the globe this fall with dates including We Love Space in Ibiza on 12th September, Amsterdam Dance Event on 15th & 16th October and a return to Manchester’s infamous Warehouse Project with The Chemical Brothers on 5th December. But if you’re in the US or Canada you can catch him at the dates below!

BREACH NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES

October 30th – Boston @ Make It New

October 31st – Washington DC @ U Hall

November 1st – Los Angeles @ Escape from Wonderland

November 7th – Toronto @ Coda

November 8th – Chicago @ Spybar

November 13th – Miami @ Trade

November 14th – Philadelphia @ Dolphon

November 15th – Denver @ Vinyl

November 19th – Oklahoma City @ Kamps

November 20th – Edmonton, Alberta @ Starlight Room

November 21st – Calgary, Alberta @ Hifi

November 22nd – Vancouver, British Columbia @ Celebrities

CINEMA | Jupiter Ascending Trailer

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Check out the new trailer for Jupiter Ascending starring Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum racing against the clock to of course – save the world! To us it pretty much looks like Princess Diaries for the sci fi set. It’s like one day you’re just normal Mila and the next you find out you’re a reincarnated space princess inheriting a throne AND a planet and….oh we forgot to tell you some  crazy alien wants you dead and earth for himself!

The movie was originally supposed to be released earlier this summer but has been pushed back to February 2015. No explanations relating to the push back have been released but this trailer should hold us all over until then. Check it out below!

MUSIC | WIllow Smith , Flying Lotus + Kendrick Lamar, Julian Casablancas and the Voidz #JAMZ

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PICKS and WORDS | Moeima Dukuly 

Grab that bread. We’ve got jamz over here. 

The ever-lovely Willow Smith has covered King Krule’s Easy Easy and the results are a simplistic sound paired with a quick strumming guitar. I felt myself wondering if had ever REALLY heard Willow Smith’s voice. For me, good covers are executed when the artist trusts his or her voice and sound – and if the alchemy is just right, the results being an entirely new perspective to the song.  Mission accomplished, Willow. 

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Kendrick’s music continues to impress and excite me. He is clearly exploring rapping with different rhythmic scenarios, collaborating with Flying Lotus his flow seemed to compete with FL’s synth matrix but his delivery and voice manage to ride the sonic waves in the end. 

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Julian Casablancas serenades with Human Sadness, an 11 minute long cascade of guitar leads and bass rhythms, moments of surprising electronic vocals all making for a rather appropriate home for The Strokes frontman’s signature screech/drawl/purr.  

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Want more? Check out Julian Casablancas + The Voidz album, Tyranny out September 23rd. 

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Pearls-Negras

WE HEART | Pearls Negras’ ‘Make it Last’

WORDS | Moeima Dukuly

I don’t need to speak Portuguese. I speak fly.  Fluently.

I’ve been diggin’ on these ladies for quite a long time.  The Brazilian rap trio released a video for their single, “Make it Last” that completely attributes to the girls personality of fun times lined with a favela sub bass and a little pop.

The meatier parts of the video give a vibe of 80s/90s Nickelodeon where neon was king and graphics had that pixelated,  age of Pacman quality.  Outfitted in snapbacks, high waisted shorts, and cropped tops and  jackets adorned with studs, prints and COLOR.  The video seems like a glimpse into the norms of 3 girls from Vidigal – a life that includes funerals and clubbing and music.  The idea that 3 young women from the slums of Rio de Janiero can create music and find joy (and themselves) is uplifting.

I don’t  care what they’re saying. Give me the good vibes.

Pearls Negras  have a upcoming dates in Lisbon and London.  Show them love.

11/09 – LISBON, PORTUGAL – LUX
13/09 – LONDON, ENGLAND – Birthdays

#MUSICFASHIONABLY

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