GDD™ Morning Update: Crystal Castles, Theo Parrish, Resident Advisor

Crystal Castles share video for ‘Affection’, extend tour
Theo Parrish lays out plans for brand new label Wildheart Recordings
• Watch Resident Advisor‘s ‘Real Scenes: New York’ Doc

Crystal Castles share video for ‘Affection’, extend tour

The Toronto noisemakers share their latest video, which is exactly what you’d expect.

The video for (III) standout ‘Affection’ is a lo-fi, tape-effected clip featuring the duo looking forlorn amid strobes, fireworks, and strangely-masked figures — so another day in the life of Crystal Castles.

Ethan Kath and Alice Glass have also extended their seemingly-endless tour in support of the album, adding a handful of dates opening for Depeche Mode that will keep them occupied into October. FACT’s review of (III) found the album to be their most cohesive personal statement yet. [via Pitchfork]

04-26 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium ^
04-27 San Francisco, CA – Fox Theater ^
04-29 Portland, OR – Roseland Ballroom %
04-30 Seattle, WA – Moore Theater %
05-02 Denver, CO – Gothic Theater %
05-03 Lawrence, KS – Liberty Hall %
05-05 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue %
05-06 Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall %
05-07 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues %
05-09 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls %
05-10 Norfolk, VA – NorVa %
05-11 Baltimore, MD – Ram’s Head %
05-13 Boston, MA – House of Blues %
05-14 Quebec City, Quebec – Capitole
05-22-26 Barcelona, Spain – Primavera Sound Festival
06-01 Dublin, Ireland – Forbidden Fruit
06-07 New York, NY – Governors Ball Music Festival
06-08 Toronto, Canada – Sound Academy
06-13 Paris, France – L’Olympia
06-14 Lyon, France – Transbordeur
06-14 Villeurbanne, France – Transbordeur
06-26-30 Shepton Mallet, England – Glastonbury Festival
06-30 Moscow, Russia – Park Live Festival
07-01 St. Petersburg, Russia – A2
07-02-04 Arendal, Norway – Hove Festival
07-05 Roskilde, Denmark – Roskilde Festival
07-06 Turku, Finland – Ruisrock Festival
07-10 Budapest, Hungary – A38
07-11 Zamardi, Hungary – Balton Sound Festival
07-13 Lisbon, Portugal – Optimus Alive Festival
07-19 Salacgriva, Latvia – Positvus
07-26 Ostersund, Sweden – Storsjoyran Festival
07-27 Benidorm, Spain – Low Cost Festival
08-02-04 Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza
08-03-04 Los Angeles, CA – Hard Festival
08-15 Kiewit, Hasselt, Belgium – Pukkelpop
08-16 St Polten, Austria – FM4 Frequency Festival
08-23 Charleville-Mezieres, France – Cabaret Vert
08-24 Pully, Switzerland – For Noise Festival
09-18 Houston, TX – CWM Pavilion *
09-22 San Diego, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheater *
09-24 Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara County Bowl *
09-26 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheater *
09-28 Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center *
09-29 Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center *
10-02 Los Angeles, CA – Staples/Honda *
10-03 Cholula, Mexico – Jardin El Fresno
10-04 Mexico City, Mexico – Vive Cuervo Salon
10-05 Zapopan, Mexico – Teatro Estudio Cavaret
10-08 Phoenix, AZ – Desert Sky Pavilion *

^ with Doldrums
% with Pictureplane
* with Depeche Mode
(via FACT Mag)


Theo Parrish lays out plans for brand new label Wildheart Recordings

The cult producer has revealed his ideas for the fresh imprint, and its first release.

Theo Parrish‘s Sound Signature label has long been a source of some of the most inventive and exhaustingly good house music around, but while that label will continue its focus on the dancefloor, Parrish plans for Wildheart to be dedicated to more unpredictable sounds. The first release will be a collaboration between Parrish and and peerless Afrobeat percussionist Tony Allen, and will also feature contributions from Andrew Ashong (who collaborated with Parrish on last year’s ‘Flowers’), The Invisible’s David Okumu and Eska.

There’s little more information so far than this, but we can safely say if this means the Detroit producer is going to be releasing more music in the months and years to come then Wildheart can only be a good thing.


01 Day Like This
02 Feel Loved

(via FACT Mag)

Watch Resident Advisor’s ‘Real Scenes: New York’ Doc

Resident Advisor‘s fascinating mini-doc series, Real Scenes, has already hopped around a few different scenes in Europe—Bristol, Paris, and Berlin—and even made the trip down to Johannesburg. Now, the series has drifted across the pond to examine New York’s re-emerging electronic-music scene. Featuring interviews with Francis Engleheart from Dope Jams, Bryan Kasenic from The Bunker, Praveen Sharma (a.k.a. Braille), Ron Morelli from L.I.E.S., and others, the doc thoroughly examines the continuous uphill battle various musicians and party outlets have had with re-establishing a lasting presence, especially when it comes to DIY venues and loft spaces in Brooklyn.

But moreover, the interviews in the doc take a “tough love” approach, as seasoned veterans of NYC elucidate both on the creative energy of New York and the constant grind of the day-to-day to maintain outlets for that energy. Still, New York is continually on the rise, especially with Red Bull Music Academy holding all of its upcoming events and lectures for 2013 in NYC throughout the month of May. For some suggestions on New York nightlife in the coming month, we recently profiled 10 essential events going down during RBMA NYC.

(via XLR8R)