The Suzan make their Los Angeles live debut this Tuesday (11/2), rocking the Dim Mak party at Cinespace. Don’t miss it (or the special guest, neither).
Also: check this lengthy post on the girls from Amy of Titus Andronicus that dips into Japanese history, philosophy, and all the reasons why they are awesome. To wit:
“The Suzan, like Sharon Jones, is making hits that would be just at home on the radios of the 1950’s as they would today. But they’re also like Sleigh Bells. Don’t ignore the fact that they’re crafting something entirely new—a vision of pop that draws on punk and on Motown, on riot grrrl and on a post-feminist future. It’s a vision of a world in which I, for one, would like to participate. And I hope you will too.”
Rocco returns to the land of the free this week for a bunch of sure-to-be crazy shows. Solo parties, team-ups with Bloody Beetroots and Benny Benassi, and even a spooktacular Halloween set with A-Trak at Hard Haunted Mansion. Full dates after the jump.
The latest jam to emerge from Congorock studios is this remix of Mark Ronson’s Boy George (!!!) collab “Somebody To Love Me,” which you can stream below.
Fellow NY indie Dutty Artz (helmed by DJ Rupture and Matt Shadetek) is gearing up to release their New York Tropical comp, a collection of new tunes from like-minded beatheads and musical futurists – among them Kingdom, who remixes DA’s Carribean chanteuse Rita Indiana’s “Los Poderes” with magical results. Check for it November 9th, and preview the compilation with this free collection of .m4r ringtones (!!!) for your iPhone, etc.
Telephoned will be playing with Cut Chemist, DJ Spinna and Jasmine Solano Thursday night (10/21) at the Red Bull Space in NYC for the Co-Sign CMJ party, it’s free with RSVP. You can also catch Sammy solo Wednesday night upstairs at Pianos for his weekly “Player’s Club” party. Read More
Following up their ecstatic, cowbell-fuled version of The Strokes’ “Take It Or Leave It,” our girls The Suzan are back with another cover. This time, they tap into a different frequency all together for a moody, Krautrock-y version of Kanye West’s 808s & Heartbreak standout “Paranoid.” Download from The Fader!
Check The Suzan live in NYC this week for CMJ shows with Nicky Digital (Wednesday @ Ella) and Saturday at the FG 3-Year Anniversary @ Brooklyn Bowl, all in advance of their Golden Week For The Poco Poco Beat album release on 10/25. More Suzan announcements soon…