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.
Ace of Base's Secret Nazi Past
Before he founded Ace of Base, Ulf Ekberg was a member of Commit Suiside, a Nazi punk band.
Parquet Courts - "Light Up Gold Road Trip" (Full Documentary)
In this new documentary, Noisey follows rising indie rockers Parquet Courts from Mexico to Texas and London as they tour to support their debut LP, 'Light Up Gold.'
Yung Lean Doer Is the Weirdest 16-Year-Old White Swedish Rapper You'll Hear This Week
Yung Lean raps over pillow-fluffy beats and raps about glory holes and Arizona Iced Tea. Who the fuck is this kid? And why is he like this?
Adam Ant - The British Masters, Chapter 6
Noisey's John Doran talks with the great post-punk pop star Adam Ant about tribal body mods and layering tape.
Photos: Taking Acid at Coachella
When Paley sent these photos in, she included a nice little caveat over email that we've decided to reprint here in full, not only because it's too good to edit, but because her photographs of her and her weird buddies riding the snake are some of the best
R.I.P. Storm Thorgerson (1944-2013)
On Thursday, the hyper-talented graphic designer, artist, and famed album cover creator Storm Thorgerson passed away after a battle with cancer. He was 69 years old.
The Internet Is Scary
As of six months ago, my Facebook fanpage is like a dojo where hormonal teenagers hone their technique. Here is a heartfelt poem from some kid who wants to rape, kill, and marry me.
I Accidentally Touched Little Richard's Butt One Time
It was in the Detroit airport. After it happened Little Richard said, "He graze my derriere."
Listen to St. Lucia's Remix of The Colourist's "Little Games"
Last month, Cali quartet the Colourist released "Little Games," and St. Lucia just pulled a warm Balearic blanket over the whole thing, sanding away its rough edges with bright synths and lightly gated percussion.
Aaron Montaigne, Godfather of Screamo, is More Interesting Than You Can Ever Hope to Be - Part Two
On surviving combat in Iraq and Afghanistan with the help of magic, 'Bladerunner,' and everything in between.