• The Chemical Brothers return with first album in five years
• Matrixxman is Homesick on new LP for Ghostly International
• Mysteryland USA Announces Food Lineup (Ft. New York’s Smorgasburg Food Fest + Eats ‘N Beats Options), Releases 2015 Trailer
• Stream a Track From Terranova‘s Forthcoming New LP for Kompakt
The Chemical Brothers return with first album in five years
The last LP from the UK giants came in 2010, with a live album and soundtrack work (for Hanna and Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt. 1) following. For the new record, Pitchfork say the duo has enlisted a number of high-profile features, with guest appearances coming from St. Vincent, Beck, Q-Tip, Cate Le Bon, and Ali Love.
The group was just announced as a headliner for LA’s HARD Summer 2015 festival, though as NME reports, core member Ed Simons has quit touring to focus on academic work, ceding live duties to co-founder Tom Rowlands and visual collaborator Adam Smith.
Annie Mac premiered the first single off Born In The Echoes on her BBC Radio 1 show earlier today. Check it out below.
01. Sometimes I Feel So Deserted
02. Go feat. Q-Tip
03. Under Neon Lights feat. St. Vincent
04. EML Ritual feat. Ali Love
05. I’ll See You There
06. Just Bang
08. Taste Of Honey
09. Born In The Echoes feat. Cate Le Bon
11. Wide Open feat. Beck
Astralwerks will release Born In The Echoes on July 17th, 2015.
Matrixxman is Homesick on new LP for Ghostly International
The Bay Area artist born Charlie Duff has released 12 EPs since 2013, spreading out his tracks across labels like Dekmantel, Soo Wavey Records (the imprint he runs with Vin Sol) and Spectral Sound.
On Homesick’s twelve tracks, he explores Detroit-informed techno, electro and ambient soundscapes while indulging a longtime interest in contemporary science fiction. The record references both Motor City landmarks (“Packard Plant”) and cutting-edge neuroscience (“Annika’s Theme”). Seemingly obsessed with futurist inventor Ray Kurzweil’s theory of singularity, Duff expounds on the themes of artificial intelligence which inspired Homesick: “We will have the technological capability to fully map out a human brain in its entirety within 30 years,” he says. “The implications of such a possibility are deep and far reaching. We will be crossing a Rubicon towards a new phase in human consciousness. I am one person that is prepared to take that step.”
Prepare for what’s in store with album track “Augmented,” streaming below.
03. Red Light District
04. Packard Plant
06. Network Failure
07. False Pattern Recognition
08. Opium Den
09. Annika’s Theme
10. HMU (Hit Me Up)
12. Earth Like Conditions
Ghostly International will release Homesick on July 10th, 2015.
Mysteryland USA Announces Food Lineup Ft. New York’s Smorgasburg Food Fest + Eats ‘N Beats Options
Mysteryland USA, the electronic music, culture and arts festival which takes place only a two hour drive from New York City, is thrilled to announce their food lineup including the the return of Brooklyn’s food fest Smorgasburg. After making their festival debut at the first edition of Mysteryland USA in 2014, the foodie heaven appropriately dubbed “The Woodstock of Eating” by The New York Times, will make camp at the Bethel Woods Center For The Arts, the site of the legendary 1969 Woodstock festival this Memorial Day Weekend. Festival headliners Diplo, Dillon Francis, Empire of the Sun, Kygo, Netsky (live), and Porter Robinson (live) and more will keep fans dancing while Smorgasburg will be bringing along select vendors from the New York City region featuring a plethora of tasty foods, giving festival-goers the opportunity to indulge themselves to the best of what the culinary fair has to offer.
“Smorgasburg is excited to travel upstate again this year so folks can eat some great food in the great outdoors, grab some tasty fuel for the dancefloor, and match beats with beets,” said Eric Demby, co-founder (with Jonathan Butler) of Smorgasburg. “Our vendors love this party, and we hope Smorg makes the good times a little better each year.”
Mysteryland will have an expanded range of food and beverage vendors including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options so all festival-goers can enjoy delectable foodie eats while they dance the night away to the pulsating beats. New for 2015, Holy Ground’s Plaza Central will be open 24 hours and have extended vendors for the breakfast rush so campers can refuel before the festival begins.
Mysteryland USA 2015 tickets and camping are available here, while supplies last. Holy Ground camping is close to 95% sold out, Friendship camping is 100% sold out!
Weekend and day express shuttle passes from New York City, New Jersey, Philadelphia, JFK, and LGA are available at mysteryland.busbank.com.
Watch Mysteryland USA’s brand new trailer here to see what’s to come.
Stream a Track From Terranova’s Forthcoming New LP for Kompakt
Berlin pair Terranova‘s keenly awaited new album—their first since 2012’s Hotel Amour—is due to drop next month on Kompakt. Ahead of that, the duo has shared a full stream of album track “Skin & Bones,” a lush, sweeping cut that features guest vocals from Danish artists Lydmor & Bon Homme (Tomas Hoffding of WhoMadeWho, who previously featured on Terranova’s 2012 summer anthem “Question Mark”). “Skin & Bones” can be streamed on the player below, while the Restless LP gets its full release on Kompakt on May 11.