I spent all weekend at a #trap festival in the middle of Delaware, watching #TurntUp teens wile out to processed hi-hats and Nicki Minaj samples until the cows literally came home. While this wasn't exactly objectionable, I found myself thirsting, by the end, for a draught of something a little more turned-down. Thankfully "Stay, Don't Say" is exactly that—at first glance, Dead Gaze seem to be peddling pretty, upfront acoustic balladry, but closer listening reveals tectonic guitar lines shifting far beneath, evincing a shoegazer's sense of scale. Their album, Brain Holiday, is out October 22nd. Don't miss their fall tour:
09/16 Kansas City, MO – Czar Bar *
09/17 Grinnell, IA – Gardner Lounge at Grinnell College *
09/18 Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry *
09/19 Madison, WI – Memorial Union Terrace at University of Wisconsin *
09/22 Madison, WI – The Sett as University of Wisconsin *
09/24 Montevallo, AL – Eclipse Coffee & Books *
09/25 Atlanta, GA – The Earl *
09/27 Hamilton, ON – The Baltimore House *
09/29 Burlington, VT- Signal Kitchen *
09/30 Allston, MA – Great Scott *
10/01 Waltham, MA – Brandeis University *
10/03 Brooklyn, NY – 285 Kent *
10/04 Philadelphia, PA – Milkboy *
10/05 Williamsburg, VA – William and Mary College *
10/06 Durham, NC -Duke Coffeehouse at Duke University *
* = w/ Dent May
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Insanely Close and Personal With the Brian Jonestown Massacre
I met Katy Newcombe when we were both fifteen. Now I see her presence lurking within magazine features, disguised as the words “Anton’s teenage Welsh bride.”
Courtney Barnett Told Us How to Stop Writing Terrible Poetry and Land a Record Deal
We talked to the Australian singer about art school and why trying to write good songs just leads to writing bad ones.
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.
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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.