The Newtown Sessions is a new bi-weekly in-studio series, brought to Noisey by our friends over at Newtown Radio, the Brooklyn-based online radio station.
Surprises are what really make fringe music festivals. Seriously, hear us out: at CMJ, SXSW, Primavera, Coachella, Sasquatch (well, major fringe music festivals anyway) you get to float by on a range of substances on minimal sleep. If you're lucky, you'll see a new artist take you completely by surprise. It's one of the best reasons we all get fucked up and go to music festivals in the first place, at least that's the idea.
Last year at SXSW in Austin TX, we were blown the fuck away by Tashaki Miyaki, a band from LA who we'd only heard of vaguely of, at a showcase presented by Death + Taxes and Solid Gold at Cheer Up Charlie's. Tashaki went on right between Young Prisms and Dirty Beaches, and it was thrilling and beautiful to watch the band animate the crowd with a subtle and powerful fusion of 60s surf pop and psychedelic noise.
When CMJ rolled around, we invited the LA noise-rockers to record a session with us in Brooklyn, and we were pleasantly surprised once again by their mind-melting sound.
Watch Tashaki Miyaki perform "Get It Right" and "Keep Me In Mind" here.
Listen to the full session recording right here.
Turn Up to Keys N Krates' Diplo & Friends Mix
Occasionally, we the at Noisey will kindly request that you drop whatever you're doing and turn the goddamn motherfuck up. Now is one of those times.
Meet Amos: The Man Who Designs Moog's Wonderful Toys
Moogfest takes place in North Carolina this Wednesday and boasts a lineup including M.I.A., Giorgio Moroder, Kraftwerk, Dan Deacon and many more. So we talked to the man who dreams up synths.
I Went to Bogotá in Colombia For Festival Estéreo Picnic and Danced For Days
Noisey ditched North America for South to eat endless empanadas, catch up with Julian Casablancas backstage, get winded while dancing to Phoenix and find out more about Colombia's music scene.
Give Life Back to Fhqwhgads
How a Strong Bad/Daft Punk mash-up album helped bring out the magic in 'Random Access Memories.'
HEARTSREVOLUTION Talk Pop Culture, Feminism, and Michael Jackson's Crystals
"This is our love letter to this generation. It’s an invitation to a conversation…"
Behind the Lens: Sky Ferreira Is Not Racist
Discussing Sky Ferreira's video for "I Blame Myself" with director Grant Singer.
Lifting the Curse off Necrophobic, Swedish Death Metal's Forgotten Sons
After years of misfortune and tragedy, the overlooked band Necrophobic might finally be catching a break.
For Absolutely No Reason, Here Are Musicians' Favorite Snacks Today, April 20
Albert Hammond Jr., Curtis Williams of Two-9, Brendan Kelly of The Lawrence Arms and others share some snacks they just happen to like.
The Weirdest Records of All Time
Featuring earthquake recordings, records pressed with diarrhea, and breastfeeding soundtracks.
Get Blazed and Make Some Custom Weed-Themed GIFs of Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla $ign, B.O.B. or Classified for 4/20
Are you high right now? Then you'll love making a GIF.