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[on repeat] Big Black Delta//RCVR (ft. Debbie Gibson)

Big Black Delta’s next album, Tragame Tierra, is out early 2016. You can support Big Black Delta’s music here via their PledgeMusic page, and see them live if you ever get the chance.

[bigblackdelta.com]

p.s. Big thanks to Stereogum for premiering this earlier today

[new music roundup] 4.30.13

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A few of my favorite new releases this week, including the latest from !!!, Big Black Delta, Daughter, and the debut album from Sully and The Benevolent Folk.  As always, be sure to visit Largehearted Boy for more new music.

 

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Big Black Delta//BIG BLACK DELTA

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Daughter//If You Leave

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Hanni El Khatib//Head in the Dirt

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Ola Podrida//Ghosts Go Blind

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Sully and The Benevolent Folk//The Odd Sea

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A few more worth a listen:
The Airborne Toxic Event//Such Hot Blood
Guided By Voices//English Little League
The Melvins//Everybody Loves Sausages
Mark Kozelek & Jimmy Lavalle//Perils From the Sea
Iggy and The Stooges//Ready to Die
LIGHTS//Siberia Acoustic
Solar Bears//Supermigration

 

[hot off the press] Big Black Delta + M83

Jonathan Bates aka Big Black Delta, former touring guitarist for M83, has been asked to open for the group at Club Nokia next week. Anthony Gonzalez and Bates have collaborated together since Bates began his solo project Big Black Delta in 2010. Bates contributed vocals to M83’s highly praised album Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming and produced an official remix of M83’s stellar single “Midnight City.” Together Bates and Gonzalez also produced a remix of Daft Punk’s “Fall” on the TRON: LEGACY R3CONFIGUR3D soundtrack.

Although Big Black Delta’s soundscapes are composed single-handedly in the modest confines of Bate’s home studio on a laptop, the live show is an experience unto itself. Live vocals, dancing, orchestrated light show, and dueling female drummers (Mahsa Zargaran and Amy Wood) make Big Black Delta’s set electrifying.

Big Big Black Delta and M83 will share the stage at Club Nokia on January 12th and 13th for two nights you won’t want to miss! [source: planetary group]

M83 – Midnight City (Big Black Delta remix)

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p.s. Big Black Delta is also playing a show at the Bootleg Bar on Wed, Feb. 22.  Tickets and such here.

(31) Days of Good: Day 13

M83’s epic 2-disc LP, Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming, was my most anticipated release of the year and it didn’t let me down one bit.  Anthony Gonzalez is an electronic virtuoso.  From the very start, Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming grabs you and holds you until the very end.  Zola Jesus’ guest vocals on “Intro” makes an already good track great.  The dreamy ballad “My Tears Are Becoming A Sea” gives me goosebumps every time I hear it.  The innocence and fun that swirls throughout “Raconte-Moi Une Histoire” makes me smile and wish I was a kid again.  But since I can only pick one, I have to go with “Midnight City”.  This track is a great representation of the album as a whole, the production is amazing, it makes you want to dance (even if you hate dancing), you can’t help but turning the volume up when this song plays, and it happens to be the year’s best use of saxophone.  I should also add that M83 was the best show I saw this year and “Midnight City” is incredibly good live.

♪ M83 – Midnight City (from Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming)

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Big Black Delta is the solo project of Mellowdrone vocalist/bassist Jonathan Bates.  I was introduced to Big Black Delta earlier this year and was lucky enough to catch one the residency shows at The Satellite in LA (big thanks to Stephanie at the Planetary Group btw).  The debut LP, BBDLP1, was a really cool record and I highly recommend it.  THE CULTURE OF ME puts it best, “Big Black Delta makes some of the noisiest and most fun pop music you’re likely to hear for a long time coming”.

♪ Big Black Delta – Huggin & Kissin (from BBDLP1)

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This last track is actually a combination of the first two.  Last year, Daft Punk put out one of the best (and most overlooked) movie scores in a long time.  This year, a remix album was released and featured a plethora of electronic artists (Moby, Paul Okenfold, Teddybears, The Crystal Method, Pretty Lights…to name a few) and TRON: Legacy R3CONFIGUR3D was born.  One track in particular caught my eye more than the others, as it featured one of my favorites, M83, and then unknown to me, Big Black Delta.

♪ Daft Punk – Fall (M83 vs. Big Black Delta Remix) (from TRON: Legacy R3CONFIGUR3D)

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[new music roundup] 9.27.11

So this is a bit late, but I was at the Big Black Delta show at The Satellite last night (very good show btw, definitely worth checking out if you have the chance), followed by a pretty hectic day of work, and I may have had one too many PRB tall boys at the show.  Needless to say, today I wasn’t exactly the olympic caliber blogger I aim to be today.

But enough excuses, here are a few of my favorite new releases this week.  Enjoy.

 

Big Black Delta – BBDLP1 

For fans of: M83, LCD Soundsystem, Daft Punk, Mellowdrone, SONOIO

Key tracks: Huggin & Kissin, Betamax, Put The Gun On The Floor, IFUCKINGLOVEYOU

(hint: BBDLP1 is available for free download at bigblackdelta.com)

 

Dum Dum Girls – Only In Dreams

For fans of: Vivian Girls, Best Coast, Frankie Rose and The Outs, Crystal Stilts

Key tracks: Bedroom Eyes, Coming Down, Always Looking, Crystal Baby

 

J. Viewz – rivers and homes

For fans of: Violet Vision, Younger Brother, Washed Out, Blackbird Blackbird

Key tracks: Salty Air, Rivers and Homes, Far Too Close, About the Sea

 

The Knux – Eraser

For fans of: The Roots, Kid Cudi, Jurassic 5, Kidz in the Hall

Key tracks: Run (feat. Kid Cudi), You Can’t Lose, 1974 (feat. Natalia Kills), Eraser

 

Teen Daze – A Silent Planet EP

For fans of: Blackbird Blackbird, Memoryhouse, Two Bicycles, MillionYoung

Key tracks: Surface, The Harvest, Watch Over Me

 

Twin Sister – In Heaven

For fans of: Crystal Stilts, Beach House, Real Estate, Tennis

Key Tracks: Gene Ciampi, Stop, Kimmi In a Rice Field, Bad Street

 

Honorable Mention:

9th Wonder – The Wonder Years

Kasabian – Velociraptor!

Wilco – The Whole Love