GDD™ Morning Update: Coachella, Flight Facilities, Rusko, Animal Collective, Santigold

Happy Monday! Today’s news includes Coachella, Flight Facilities, Rusko, Animal Collective, & Santigold. Please read on after the jump!

Coachella 2013 Advance Sale

We are excited to announce Coachella 2013 will again be held over two consecutive weekends. 
Advance passes go on sale beginning this Thursday, May 17th, 2012 10:00 am PDT through the following Thursday, May 24th, 2012 10:00 pm PDT. This advance sale will be the only opportunity to take advantage of the Coachella Purchase Plan. New for 2013, the price you see is what you pay — prices reflect all fees included. The general on sale will happen early next year. 

(via Coachella)

Flight Facilities – With You feat. Grovesnor (Official)

The wait is over. Animator Ben Drake spent 4 months crafting the Megaman, Daft Punk & Astroboy inspired anime.

(via Flight Facilities)


Step aside, brostep: Rusko doing “ambient, minimal techno”

We can always rely on UK bass-bender Rusko for a curveball, whether it’s in the form of a Deadmau5 rant or a surprise collaboration. Now the DJ-producer has revealed he’s got more in the works than just party-minded dubstep. “I’ve been actually making ambient, minimal techno recently, for the last two months,” Rusko told the Miami New Times. “I’m not telling anybody the name yet. But I’ve made four tracks and I’m definitely going to be coming out with an EP in the summer. The alias is a kind of a play on my real name. That’s all I’m going to say.”

After taking the blame for ‘brostep’, Rusko’s position in interviews of late seems to be that he’sdefinitely not the guy to go to for “dark, heavy, and aggressive” music you can mosh to. Since relocating to Los Angeles, he’s been touring the US like a fiend, and as he put it to the Miami New Times, “I’m definitely the fairy wings, glowstick guy.”

It’s a statement he echoed in a recent Mixmag feature, where the UK magazine went behind-the-scenes at a Rusko show in Columbus, Ohio. “There was a time when there were bro-ed up dudes in the audience and they wanted to hear the most disgusting distorted heavy metal stuff. That’s just simply not what I do. I just do happiness, vibes and bounciness.”

(via inthemix)


Animal Collective Announce New Album

On Animal Collective‘s website, there’s a video HERE that announces that the band’s follow-up to 2009’s Merriweather Post Pavilion is called Centipede Hz and will be out in September on Domino. The video also offers a list of words and phrases that may or may not make up the tracklist on the album. Listen to two new Animal Collective songs, “Honeycomb” and “Gotham”, here.

Centipede Hz:

01 Moonjock
02 Today’s Supernatural
03 Rosie Oh
04 Applesauce
05 Wide Eyed
06 Father Time
07 New Town Burnout
08 Monkey Riches
09 Mercury Man
10 Pulleys
11 Amanita

(via Pitchfork)


Santigold: “Dance Has Created A Dismal Landscape for Music”

Santigold has said she wishes the dance music sound wasn’t as popular as it is now, mainly because the dance tracks that are making it into the charts are formulaic, and we’re “geting the exact same song every time.”

She says: “Artists hire one of three producers, one of a couple songwriters, and you pretty much get the exact same song every time.”

“It’s created a dismal landscape for music, but it’s a sure bottom line for the record company,” she said. “It’s really become about the economy of the music industry, and it’s shaping the music that we’re getting in a really unfortunate way.”

“I really don’t like that music, that sort of Euro-dance music, Ibiza-style. I’ve never liked it, even when it was kind of new and underground.”

We should probably retract that invite to our Mixmag Ibiza holiday then.

Read the full story here.

Photo: Spin Magazine

(via Mixmag)