Chris Bierden of Polica announces debut record as Invisible Boy
Invisible Boy is a project fronted by Chris Bierden, bassist for Polica and vital contributor to many Minneapolis-based projects. Bierden has been performing solo shows under the moniker Invisible Boy for the last 10 years. The name is taken from the title of a song by Vampire Hands, a beloved psych/punk band in which Bierden was a founding member. This is the first Invisible Boy effort at arranging the material into fully formed songs.
Bierden has spent the last five years touring the world as the bass player and back-up vocalist for Poliça. He recorded bass and vocals on the last two Har Mar Superstar records, and developed other projects of note such as Heavy Deeds, Pony Trash, and Bones & Beeker.
Invisible Boy is about life, death, and a child’s relationship to the cosmos. The music is meant to find empathy in a world that is often cold and indifferent. The album will be available digitally November 11th, with a vinyl release date shortly after. Listen to the album's opening track All the Kids here:
StoLyette have released their newest EP, MITCH
Formerly a duo made up of Minsk-native Irene Ruderman Clark and her husband, a neuroscientist named Dr. Ben Clark, StoLyette have added a third member: Mitch Miller. Mitch's contributions on beats and drums inspired StoLyette to name their recent effort after him.
MITCH is a wonderful step forward for StoLyette. While still maintaining their signature stye of twisted bass loops and Russian vocals, they have also expanded their palate to include beats and a more developed approach to songwriting. Stream MITCH in full below.
BLOODEATH is back with "2", available now. Listen below.
BLOODEATH is a duo comprised of Mark McGee (MAKR) and Jason Power (Slapping Purses). Their first release, BLOODEATH, garnered this praise from Villiage Voice writer and reputable music critic Raymond Cummings:
oh, what a bracing, corrosive eight minutes these are, a miniature hive of distorted tripwires, blown-out voices, and grievous crimes against electronic equipment... I don't know where these guys came from, but I know that I'm game to follow them wherever their journey takes them
BLOODEATH now returns with BLOODEATH 2, a far-out follow-up to their first born, and every bit as exciting and punishing. Listen to BLOODEATH 2 in its entirety below, and watch the severely NSFW video for "Dying Alone".
Premiere: Tickle Torture ft. Velvet Negroni - Full Court Press
With his never-ending mission to be the best shitty Prince he can possibly be, Minneapolis sex-pop provocateur Tickle Torture delivers us “Full Court Press,” as a tribute to the Purple One and the city they both came from (and just in time for his debut at Eaux Claires).
In collaboration with Velvet Negroni (Jeremy Nutzman formerly of Pony Bwoy), the duo offers up a pop masterpiece to the man who came to define an entire city's sound and left the planet with enough inspiration for the next millennium.
Tickle Torture will be playing Eaux Claires festival on August 12 in Eau Claire, WI along with Erykah Badu, Bon Iver, James Blake and many others. Full lineup here:
Adam Green Premieres new video for Me From Far Away, adds tour dates
Adam Green has just dropped the newest video from his outrageous and excellent movie soundtrack Aladdin. The video is for Me From Far Away, which premiered today via Noisey!
Here's what Adam has to say about the video and tour:
Now that people understand that Adam Green's Aladdin is both a feature film and an album of songs—I'm gonna do what I wanted to do all along and go on a Concert and Movie Combo Tour. The tour will go through the USA and Canada and finish in Europe!
I got to to test out this concept in a few select cities and my new video for "Me From Far Away" shows what the experience is like! Featured in the "Me From Far Away" video is the amazing support band I've been touring with called "Coming Soon." They are a Paris-based band who also have been my backing band on all the European shows. Actually all the footage was shot by Charles Arkadin from "Coming Soon." The new video also includes a cameo from Macaulay Culkin who rolled with us in the van on the UK dates.
So Yeah! This Adam Green's Aladdin concert and movie experience tour is likely rolling through your town! Come! Wear costumes! Be dumb! Enjoy your life! (On almost all of these dates we will project the entire Aladdin movie before the concert starts!)
And don't miss Adam Green's Aladdin Concert and Movie Tour, coming to USA, Canada, and a whole bunch more in Europe. Full dates here: