Now up on the 1320 Records website is a new podcast featuring some tracks the label will be releasing in the near future. It features works by Flying Skulls, Nalepa, Bass Science, Virtual Boy, Eskmo, and a few other artists on the label. I can’t forget to mention that STS9 kicks things off with their latest studio creation “Atlas” which will be released on their newest album “Ad Explorata” that comes out in November. Have a listen below.
Santa Cruz, CA based electronica band STS9 graced the Minneapolis area with their presence this past week. Making an appearance at First Avenue, they kicked off a hot night of electronica in the Twin Cities. To begin the festivities newcomers Big Gigantic played a set of their Jazz influenced electronic hip-hop to a crowd that loves the fusion of horns with spacey psychedelic music. After that STS9 followed things up by starting their set with “Arigato” as well as “Blu Mood” and their newest single off recent album Ad Explorata called “Atlas”
STS9 rocks out their live staple “Hi-Key”
10.08.2009 – First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
I: Arigato > Blu Mood, Atlas, Hi Key, From Now On, Metameme, Be Nice* Peaceblaster ’68 > Peaceblaster ’08, The Rabble > Tap In, Rent
E: Moonsocket, Looking Back On Earth, Open E
* =’s w/Dom sitting in on sax and Jeremy sitting in on percussion from Big Gigantic
What a day in the Jamtronica/Electronic scene! New music from STS9 and a whole new album from Pretty Lights! “Passing By Behind Your Eyes” was just released this morning and has been overloading the Pretty Lights website all day! I was finally able to download a copy and I must say that it is a quality record that will certainly be played for a while to come! Coming up in the last few years making music in the Denver Area, Pretty Lights creates a new genre that I can only describe as Electro/Hip-Hop/Crunk. However you want to describe the music is your choice, but a lot of different types of people will be able to appreciate these tracks as they have well-placed samples from artists such as The Notorious BIG, Pink Floyd, Diana Ross, some sort of jazz, Eminem, and what I think could be Dido.
Believe me, the shit pounds. Go see him at the Varsity Theatre in Minneapolis on October 21!
You can download a 192 kbps version of “Passing By Behind Your Eyes” Here. A 320 kbps version is offered in the ITunes music store for $9.99.
Wow! What a hell of a day for the electronic realm! STS9 releases the first single off their new album “Ad Explorata” and Pretty Lights releases his first new album in a while!
STS9 has played a bunch of shows this summer and has basically been a staple at every hot festival that has gone on. Having thrown it down at Wakarusa, Rothbury, Camp Bisco, and every other show that meant something this summer fans of the band certainly have come to expect a high level of sound quality and musical excitement. “Atlas” delivers more of the new, fresh STS9 that has been created over the last year. Though the song has been performed many times live already, the studio version provides a new take on the song that followers will enjoy.
STS9’s newest song “Atlas” can be found by clicking here or below
And for all of you Minnesota musicheads looking for a good concert to attend make sure you don’t miss STS9’s musical madness this Thursday the 8th of October at First Avenue in downtown Minneapolis. Tickets can be found Here
Today is the day that the new Big Gigantic album hits the streets! Available for free download below and produced by electro-pioneer Alex Botwin, Big Gigantic’s new record is something to be played loudly! This record has some blazing hot beats and horns and it definitely has that electro and hip-hop feel to it. STS( will be correctly supported this fall by these guys and I am glad I will see them next Thursday in Minneapolis at First Avenue! 1320 records has a special act here and it’s only a matter of time before these guys get huge.
Wide Awake is available for download Here
Fall Tour Dates include:
BIG GIGANTIC FALL 2009 DATES
10.02.09 – Washington, DC – Nightclub 9:30 w/ Disco Biscuits
10.03.09 – Charleston, SC – The Pour House
10.06.09 – Lawrence, KS – Liberty Hall w/ STS9
10.07.09 – Omaha, NE – Sokol Auditorium w/ STS9
10.08.09 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue w/ STS9
10.09.09 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom w/ STS9
10.10.09 – Indianapolis, IN – Murat Egyptian Room w/ STS9
10.10/11 – Chicago, IL – Kinetic Playground – EOTO Late Night AFTER-PARTY
10.17.09 – Denver, CO – City Hall Amphitheater
10.24.09 – Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre – Dominic Lalli DJ SET w/ Savoy
10.31.09 – Denver, CO – Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom – Motet Late Night
11.04.09 – Auburn, AL – Bourbon St
11.05.09 – Knoxville, TN – Club Catalyst
11.06.09 – TBA
11.07.09 – Cosmic Charlie’s – Lexington, Kentucky
11.08.09 – Chattanooga, TN – The Low Down
11.10.09 – Charlottesville, VA – Is Venue w/ Lotus
11.11.09 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle w/ Lotus
11.12.09 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse w/ Lotus
11.13.09 – Tuscaloosa, AL – The Jupiter
11.14.09 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel w/Lotus
11.27.09 – Milwaukee, WI – Miramar Theatre
12.02.09 – Springfield, MO – LD417
12.03.09 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre
12.04.09 – Lawrence, KS – The Jackpot
12.05.09 – ST. Louis, MO – 2720
October’s third week is shaping up to be a big one in the electronic/jamtronica scene. Denver based Producer Derek Vincent Smith, also known as Pretty Lights, just announced he will be playing a show in Dinkytown. He will appear at the Varsity Theatre on Wednesday the 21st in between stops in Portland and Milwaukee.
Later on in the week Lotus will be playing at First Avenue in the heart of downtown Minneapolis. Though they are used to playing the Cabooze they may have booke First Avenue because its slightly larger. About to release two EP’s titled “Oil on Glass” and “Feather on Wood” they will surely play a good show.
Looks like the month of October will be a hot one in the Minneapolis area as four popular electronic acts make their way into the city. On the 8th we have a double shot of elecro fury when STS9 plays First Avenue and then EOTO starts round two later in the night at the Cabooze. I don’t know if they collaborated in scheduling the shows but it will be a great night of music however it ended up working out.
STS9 @ First Avenue starts at 6:30pm. EOTO @ the Cabooze starts at 9:45pm. You can get tickets for both events below.