We’re always a fan of free stuff, especially when it’s free music from one of our favorite Brooklyn acts Body Language. We hosted them a while back at the Electric Pickle and it was definitely one of our more memorable live acts. Since then they’ve released their Grammar EP and are now giving it away with some brand new material on their website. … MORE
So the boys over at Bicep have released a retrospective mix of Brooklyn-based label Throne of Blood with some killer dance tracks from their catalog. These are some dark and hard electro-house cuts great for the late-night dance floor trance including Bicep’s own Darwin. I’ve selected a few of my favorites for you to sample but give the rest of the album a listen HERE. … MORE
There is one law of aural dynamics that never fails to cause modern music enthusiasts to salivate like Pavlov’s dog and it’s written as follows: retro synths + slappah da bass X 80s nostalgia = hit. We all know it because it has been used time and time again by groups like Daft Punk, Justice, Vitalic, Dam Funk, Chromeo and more recently the soundtrack for Drive. This 80s revivalism has been somewhat of a trend throughout the latter noughts but let’s be honest with ourselves, no matter how much we say otherwise we CAN’T get enough of it. This is also true for the younger brood of music
lovers who can’t even remember watching Back To The Future or Jurassic Park on VHS (let alone being born yet X_X). Regardless, it seems that yet another 30 year-old Brooklyn upstart has applied this tested method with splendid results and his name is Starcadian. … MORE
This Saturday will be the second time Brooklyn band Body Language takes to The Electric Pickle stage. Not out in the back like last time but you’ll be able to find them setting up shop in the newly renovated EL BOLERO ROOM (upstairs). Last time they played was back in Feb of 2010 for the Pickles’ One Year Anniversary Block Party alongside Junior Boys and Metro Area. I had originally shown up that night to catch both JBs and MA do their thing on the decks but if I remember correctly I ended up outside in the back (and staying there) watching these kids put on an amazing live performance. I kept thinking to myself over and over that one day I’d do my best to bring them back down to Miami. Just one of those bands that kinda stuck around in my head I guess. On that note – Miami, you will not be disappointed!
Here’s a little segment I like to call…
The “FIVE THINGS BODY LANGUAGE WANTS YOU TO KNOW” segment.
Angelica: Get leid by Will Smith or go swimming in the ocean.
Ian: Eat some stone crabs!
2. Tell us a little bit more about your relationship with Praveen of Percussion Lab and how he has helped you guys in your career.
3. Best gig you have ever played was in…
The Mill at Trinity College – although it sounded atrocious in there, kids were screaming and freaking out from the very first note and the energy didn’t let up until we ended 45 minutes later. It escalated to crowd surfing halfway in.. that was a first for us. Commodore Ballroom w/ Sia in Vancouver – Canadians just really know how to cut loose at shows. They even do this for the support act, cheers Canada!!!
Last week at Glasslands – the best Brooklyn crowd we’ve ever got to play for. Everyone packed it in and put their hands up, it was great times.
Ram, Gal Costa, Barbara Mason, Harry Belafonte, Cults, Idiot Glee, Little Dragon, Junior Boys, Deerhoof (Deerhoof vs Evil), Brandt Brauer Frick (You Make Me Real), Herbie Hancock (Sunlight), Lots of NYC radio – Hot 97, CBS 101.
Angelica: Wear more glow in the dark bikinis
Body Language – Social Studies
We will choose a lucky winner when you email firstname.lastname@example.org with the correct answer to this question and “tweet the tweet”. The winner will receive 2 complimentary passes to Saturdays show. Good Luck! Question: Landau Orchestra released their international debut on what record label? Please leave your full name with your answer, see you at the show!
Tweet: Super excited for Saturdays show @picklemiami with BODY LANGUAGE Live! w/ @AdrianMichna & @induce1 (Open Bar 10pm-12am) @nightdrivemiami
BODY LANGUAGE performs LIVE this Saturday with special guest ENTRESOL (voted Best New Electronic act – Best of Miami 2011). With DJs MICHNA (Ghostly International), INDUCE (Wondersound), LAURA of MIAMI (Wvum/NDM), PATRICK WALSH (NDM) & WILLIAM RENUART (Pickle)
*Check out our previous interview with Body Language here.
Crush is the solo project of Tommy Gardner, Drummer of the band Beach Fossils from Brooklyn, NY. He recently released a 7 track EP for download for a measly $5 on his Bandcamp page. Get it! It’s a lovely sounding collection of bedroom recordings that are warm and textured. The guitar work is splendid and complementary to his vocals. Some songs do remind me of a strip down version of Wild Nothing while other tracks are a lot more upbeat and chipper. Favorite tracks: “I Need You” “Too Tired to Fight” “Through the Years”.
Posted by Michael Lee
Time to get familiar with Soda Shop. This Brooklyn duo aren’t quite new to the game… The culprits are non other than Drew Diver (of the band Horse Shoes) and Maria Usbeck (of the band Selebrities). The 60′s tinged pop these two are putting out is a nice change of pace for me. Clean, simple yet well constructed music. Newly signed to Shelflife Records, home to Horse Shoes, they’ll be releasing their 7″ debut on January 18th.
Posted by Moshe