Ghostly has partnered with Playstation and London game studio Honeyslug to provide the music for its exploratory new game, Hohokum. Mirroring the game’s colorful and detailed landscape, a wide selection of Ghostly artists—including Tycho, Shigeto, Matthew Dear, and Com Truise—contributed their productions to the eclectic soundtrack.
With the announcement of his first EP for Spectral Sound, Side Piece, Brooklyn-based producer Patricia has offered the scuffed and rubbery techno of its lead track as a full stream. The premiere arrived today, courtesy of FACT, ahead of Patricia’s record dropping on August 25.
Premiering over on Stereogum, Lusine has shared Christophe Thockler’s hyperreal video for “Arterial”, the shapeshifting and beat-driven title track from his next Ghostly EP (available August 5). What’s perhaps most interesting about this piece is Thockler’s insistence on not using any digital effects to achieve his uncanny visuals, and that process seems to perfectly mirror the analog tones, crunchy rhythms, and handmade sounds in Lusine’s music.
Our friends over at Drip.fm have been celebrating since The New York Times included them in a story on the rise of independent music subscription services, and seeing as how Ghostly helped inspire the creation of Drip, we wanted to show our support, too.
The article features an interview with Sub Pop’s director of sales, Richard Laing, who explains how he sees the label’s partnership with Drip as fostering the kind of brand loyalty that helped drive their success in the early ‘90s. Ghostly has felt very much the same way since we launched our Drip subscription, GMS, to which we just added the latest single from Christopher Willits’ next full-length album, OPENING. Check out the lush “CLEAR” on Drip, and read the New York Times piece here.
Shot in 16mm film in Budapest by director Thomas Torres, Xeno & Oaklander present the haunting music video for “Par Avion” from their debut Ghostly full length of the same name.
Par Avion is out now with the limited edition vinyl still available exclusively in The Ghostly Store.
We’ll be in London this August at The Hydra’s 2014 Launch Weekend with a DJ set from Matthew Dear and live performances from Com Truise, Mark E, and Fort Romeau.
The event takes place August 23rd at The Hydra’s new home, Studio Spaces E1.
“Collider” is a collaborative track between Christopher Willits, Heathered Pearls, and The Sight Below made using Splice to promote Michael Cina and John Klukas’ upcoming show in Minneapolis at Public Functionary, which opens this week.
Ghostly International will be celebrating its 15th Anniversary with the official opening party of Movement 2014 at St Andrew’s Hall in Detroit. The night will feature performances and DJ sets from:
Heathered Pearls (DJ Set)
Matthew Dear (DJ Set)
JTC (DJ Set)
Mike Servito (DJ Set)
Mission Workshop and FILTER Magazine went on tour with Tycho to capture the life of touring musicians. At first glance, it can seem wildly glamorous: Late nights, different cities, fans that adore you… but look a little deeper and you’ll see that the reality of life on the road is very much to the contrary. Though there are good times to be had, the majority of a touring musician’s life is spent in transition. Transition from city to city, venue to venue, and hotel to hotel. Mission Workshop documented a set of shows just prior to the 2014 Awake tour with Filter Magazine and created a photo collection called Lucid.
Xeno & Oaklander will be premiering new material from their upcoming full length, Par Avion (you may recall the single of the same name out at the tail end of 2013). The free performance (RSVP required) will be taking place at the United Nude store at 25 Bond St.