September 11, 2011
We’re playing a show on Saturday night at the Hare & Hounds Kings Heath. Here’s all the details you will need: Victories At Sea / Free School / Patterns. Victories At Sea are ace. Patterns are coming down from Manchester. Check out the video below. I love it. Sounds like earlier Animal Collective mixed with a bit of older Animal Collective. Which is pretty impressive.
Here’s Victories At Sea playing at Off The Cuff festival a few weeks back:
ThisIsTmrw are DJing in between the live stuff. Don’t get much better like….
August 30, 2011
Free School bring you episode 5 of their star-studded podcast. This week we allow successful local man Sam Redmore to get drunk and knock over Steve’s stuff whilst he explains himself. Warehouse fires, House-thumpers and sweet sweet soul all get a look-in. Tracks this episode:
1. Magnus International – Kosmetisk
2. Finn Peters – Purple
3. Seams – Focus Energy
4. Ashford & Simpson – Bourgi Bourgi
5. John Maus – Street Light
Here’s the iTunes link: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/free-schools-podcast/id433240500
Here’s Sam’s latest edit. We freakin love it…
Free School x
August 2, 2011
We’re back! Free School are here with episode 4 of their award-winning podcast.
Despite demanding to be called Sexy Becksy, it was a pleasure to have Matt Beck on Episode 4 of the Free School podcast last night. He’s the dynamo behind This Is Tmrw and Soul Food Project both of which we ENDORSE (free of charge). Among other topics, the Bergheim in Berlin gets a look-in, we discuss the meaning of the word ‘Future-Bass’ and Steve get’s his knees out.
Tracks this episode:
1. Edna Wright – Oops! Here I Go Again
2. Starslinger vs Teams – Punch Drunk Love
3. Hackman – More Than Ever
4. Thundercat – For Love I Come
5. D/R/U/G/S – Love_Lust
Hope you like. Email us here with your thoughts! firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve & Andy off of the TAASS Show (The Steve And Andy Show)
June 28, 2011
I want to talk about Keith Jarrett. The man who (reluctantly) helped Miles go electric.
But that’s not what I want to talk about. Responsible for the most popular solo piano recording of all time, the Koln concert, he is a huge inspiration for our track Lemon. His ability to improvise and use the well of music within him to produce a blend of gospel, classical, film music, blues, improv and (almost) pop is mindblowing.
So when me and Andy sat down to improvise (coming from a much different place, obviously) for what became Lemon, I tried to get to a similar place that Mr Jarrett gets to. I AM NOT COMPARING US TO KEITH JARRETT. (I am comparing us to Keith Jarrett)
Mr Jarrett also likes one of my favourite books, But Beautiful by Geoff Dyer. Go read it if you haven’t already. It’s (But) Beautiful.
So let’s talk….. Do people get the link? Here is Mr Jarrett’s Americana from his 1988 album Dark Intervals and below that is Lemon, taken from our forthcoming EP release on Tirk.
May 25, 2011
I saw Oneohtrix Point Never at ATP the other week. Mesmerising. Met Daniel (Lapatin) before the show and he was a lovely man too. Very chilled.
Daniel has another project called Games which is superb too, whereby he works with Joel Ford of Tigercity. I’ll be playing Shadows In Bloom at our DJ sets this weekend. Speaking of which, here are the details:
Friday 27th May – The Victoria, Birmingham. Launch of the Out of Bounds label, appearing alongside Discomendments
Saturday 28th May – Bull’s Head, Birmingham. Thisistmrw show, launching Mark E‘s new album Stone Breaker. Getting great press at the moment. Album of the week at Picadilly Records.
May 22, 2011
We’re delighted to announce that our first release will be a cover of P.I.L.’s Order of Death from the film M.A.R.K. 13 / Hardware. This will be featured on From The Stars (Vol. 2) which will be out on Nang Records on 30th May 2011. Looks like its availble for download on Juno now.
Here’s the original:
May 9, 2011
The first Fantastic Damage night is this Thursday at the Bull’s Head, Moseley, Birmingham. In the UK. Promises to be really special. Heard Sigmund Frued DJ at the Ducktails gig recently and he was the real deal. Here’s a new mix, opening with Cannibal Ox. Doesn’t get much better: http://www.mixcloud.com/flindsay3/fantastic-damage-vol2-the-unconscious-soundz/
I’m off to see Sufjan Stevens in London but…..people….you…..should…..go……..