Latest News

Cut Copy announce new album, Free Your Mind

By Ray Finlayson; September 10, 2013 at 3:14 PM 

Basic RGB
(more…)

Philip Jeck, Raime, and others added to Semibreve 2013 schedule

By Joshua Pickard; September 10, 2013 at 9:54 AM 

Semibreve

On November 15-17, Braga, Portugal will find itself playing host to the Semibreve Music Festival at the Theatro Circo. Already confirmed are Forest Swords, The Haxan Cloak, Atom TM, and Rafael Toral’s Space Collective 5, but we’ve just learned that Philip Jeck + Lol Sargent, Raime, Helm, Sculpture, and Janek Schaefer have all been added to the festival’s continually expanding schedule.

Jeck will team up with Lol Sargent (with whom he composed one of his most famous works, “Vinyl Requiem”) to host a world premiere of the recreation of the piece for its 20th anniversary. Helm – aka Luke Younger – will share his dense and abstract soundscapes, which incorporate musique concrete, industrial, and hallucinatory drones. Listen to some of Younger’s work below.

The enigmatic London-based duo Raime will work through their own shadowy electronic aesthetic onstage, while mutant dance floors beats and distorted visuals will be supplied courtesy of Sculpture. Check out a video of Sculpture’s work below.

Elk Cloner from Sculpture on Vimeo.

And sound artist/composer Janek Schaefer – winner of the Paul Hamlyn Award for Composers prize and The British Composer of the Year Award in Sonic Art for 2008 – will display his “Love Song” installation onsite. Check out a video for his work below.

Tickets are on sale now. Head over to the Semibreve website to grab your festival pass.

Festival pass (access to all concerts in Theatro Circo) – 25 euro
Main Room pass (access to all main room concerts – 20 euro
Daily tickets (access to main room concerts) – 9 euro

 

Win tickets to see Friend Roulette with Xenia Rubinos and Blanche Blanche Blanche at Brooklyn’s Union Pool

By Joshua Pickard; August 23, 2013 at 11:59 AM 

FRUnionPool-Letter-page-0

Venerable Brooklyn venue Union Pool will be hosting psych pop band Friend Roulette (Goodnight Records) with special guests Xenia Rubinos (Ba Da Bing!) and Blanche Blanche Blanche (NNA Tapes) on September 5th. This triumvirate of indie rock and pop has been brought together by Move Forward Music, and Beats Per Minute is pleased to partner with them to offer a pair of tickets to this show. But contrary to what The Kingsmen say, the best things in life are not free, at least not anymore. And so these tickets require a small bit of effort on your part.

Just head over to Twitter and retweet the link to this giveaway. The first 10 people to retweet this link will be put into a small fish bowl or box of some sort, and the winner will be randomly picked form the entries.  The winner will receive a ticket to the show and a +1 for anyone of their choice.  The contest will run until we see the first 10 retweets. Follow us at @bpmny and Move Forward Music at @mfmusic.

And while you’re at it, you may as well follow Friend Roulette (@FriendRoulettez) and Xenia Rubinos (@xeniarubinos) while you’re twittering away. Listen to a few songs from the bands below.

Friend Roulette – “Rocket Dog”

Xenia Rubinos – “Cherry Tree”

Blanche Blanche Blanche – “Rich Man”

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah release new EP; ready fourth album

By Ray Finlayson; July 22, 2013 at 12:26 PM 

Little Moments
(more…)

Jon Hopkins announces North American tour dates, remixes Purity Ring

By Rob Hakimian; July 15, 2013 at 6:25 PM 

jon hopkins

Jon Hopkins’ recent album Immunity received the Recommended badge from us for its innovation and general splendour. We’re excited to see how Hopkins tackles these tracks in a live setting, and if you live in select cities in North America then you’ll have the chance to find out as he tours this August.

One of the bands he’ll be playing shows alongside is Purity Ring, and he’s made a lovely remix of their song “Amenamy,” which is a nice consolation for those of us who won’t be able to make it to his shows.

The remix is below and beneath are all of Hopkins’ tour dates, including all of the European ones he already has booked. North American dates are in bold.
(more…)

Franz Ferdinand plot tour, share behind-the-scenes video

By Ray Finlayson; June 19, 2013 at 7:25 AM 

franz-ferdinand
(more…)

The Playground Festival announces full line-up

By Joshua Pickard; April 25, 2013 at 12:34 PM 

The Playground Festival 2013

For all you UK festival-goers, we’ve just received the final line-up and schedule concerning The Playground Festival at Brixton Academy this year.  Pulling in some of the biggest names–as well as some of best upcoming artists–of electronic music, the two day festival (June 7th-8th) will feature Gary Numan, Squarepusher, Leftfield, Vitalic, Digitalism, and Unkle’s James Lavelle as headliners.  Check out the full schedule below, as well as individual times and stage locations.

Friday, June 7th:

Main Stage:

► LEFTFIELD-DJ

► James Lavelle [UNKLE]

► DIGITALISM- LIVE

► BOOKA SHADE- LIVE

► JAMES ZABIELA

► KAVINSKY

► CASSIUS

► JUAN ATKINS presents MODEL 500- LIVE

Stage 2: Classic Music Company

► CRAIG RICHARDS

► LUKE SOLOMON

► SEVERINO

► DAN BEAUMONT

► LUKE UNABOMBER

Stage 3:

► X-PRESS 2

► BODDIKA

► KRYSTAL KLEAR

► DEADBOY

► NO ARTIFICIAL COLOURS

► WILDKATS

► WHYT NOYZ

 

Saturday, June 8th:

Main Stage:

► SQUAREPUSHER- (Full AV live show)

► GARY NUMAN- (Full band LIVE)

► VITALIC- LIVE

► DERRICK MAY

► KEVIN SAUNDERSON

► PANTHA DU PRINCE- LIVE

► JOHN FOXX & THE MATHS

► WOLFGANG FLUR [ex Kraftwerk]

Stage 2:

► TOKIMONSTA

► NATHAN FAKE

► LUKE VIBERT

► FANTASTIC MR. FOX

► OM UNIT

► RYAN HEMSWORTH

► OLUGBENGA

Stage 3: Birth Records

► MOLO

► DAKTYL

► CHARLIE TRAPLIN

► MAXX BAER

► TEMPLA

Head over to The Playground Festival website to order your tickets.

Hopscotch Music Festival announces 2013 Lineup

By Colin Joyce; April 24, 2013 at 12:01 PM 

Hopscotch-2013-digi-poster-1-660x982

After slowly unveiling the appearances of Sleep, Matthew Dear, and John Cale, over the last month, Hopscotch Music Festival has finally unveiled the full slate of bands for this year’s takeover of Raleigh, North Carolina and as with years past its a stunner. Unlike so many festivals that go the “take over a whole town’s venues” route, Hopscotch is tight, organized and makes sure that all its bands, big and small get proper attention–whether in the immaculate Memorial Auditorium, the clerical confines of the Longview Center, or any number of the small smokey clubs that make up Raleigh’s downtown. With such a setup, Grayson Currin (contributor to Pitchfork and Music Editor at the Independent Weekly) and Greg Lowenhagen are allowed a certain modicum of freedom in their booking. What results is a bill that draws some an atypically experimental undercard and some big names to boot.

Big Boi, Spiritualized, Sleep, Local Natives, John Cale, Kurt Vile, Low and Earl Sweatshirt top off a bill full of BPM favorites, but though Hopscotch always shines on its bigger stages, the beauty of the fest is that it’s able to draw so many smaller bands too. What other festival can book Virgina post-everything metallers Inter Arma alongside Floridian beatmaker XXYYXX? Or pair the floor tom anarchy of Foot Village with Action Bronson’s new New York rap stylings? There’s just so much interesting music going on in so short a time span. Try not to get whiplash catching all the acts you want to see.

Hopscotch goes down September 5-7 in venues all across Downtown Raleigh, and you’d be heavily advised to head over to their website for ticket info.

Outside Lands reveals lineup including Paul McCartney, Phoenix, Nine Inch Nails and more

By Rob Hakimian; April 16, 2013 at 7:14 PM 

outside lands 2013

One of our favourite festivals, Outside Lands in San Francisco, has today announced its lineup, after teasing fans on Instagram for the last couple of weeks. The bill is typically stacked, and although they have two of the same headliners as this year’s Coachella, they still have plenty of other big and impressive names.

You can see the full list of artists typed out below, or watch the lineup announcement video. The festival takes place on August 9th-11th. Tickets go on sale on Thursday April 18th at 12 noon PDT at sfoutsidelands.com.
(more…)

Second Wave of Announcements for Unknown Festival

By Gabriel Szatan; April 16, 2013 at 11:24 AM 

Unknown Logo lr

Coming right at the end of the summer on the shores of the Adriatic Sea, the inaugural Unknown – a joint venture undertaken by festival mainstays Hideout, Field Day and the Warehouse Project – already boasted one of the strongest line-ups of the year. As well as the usual big names from the world of house-leaning electronic music – Scuba, Jamie xx, Disclosure, Four Tet, SBTRKT – the bill boasted great variety by including live performances by Actress, Jessie Ware, Moderat, Django Django and Lindstrøm as well as DJ sets by Michael Mayer, DJ Koze and James Holden, amongst others, and partnerships with Kompakt, Tim Sweeney’s Beats In Space and Innervisions (of which Dixon, Âme and Henrik Schwarz will all feature). It all added up to a bold line-up for a newcomer, something the second wave has only re-enforced.

Big surprises include the recruitment of The Horrors and Factory Floor, two of Britain’s finest purveyors of uplifting menace, as well as Richie Hawtin, a truly singular name in techno and one of the finest DJs on the planet. Two of techno’s brightest hopes – Italian duo Tale Of Us and bubble bath fanatic Nina Kraviz – join in, alongside rising acts like Waze & Odyssey, Jagwar Ma and Clean Bandit, to compliment the already seriously strong roster.

Tickets are moving quickly and special accommodation is in short supply, so hit up Unknown’s official website for more details a$ap if you want to muck in on Croatia’s last great summer hurrah.