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Cryptacize — Bowery Ballroom, New York, October 5, 2009

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Bowery Ballroom, New York, October 5, 2009


The Fiery Furnaces Announce Fall Tour

Cryptacize and Dent May Will Support

Oct 01, 2009

The Fiery Furnaces seriously got back on track for their old TV shows-inspired eighth LP, I’m Going Away (out now on Thrill Jockey). After some summer of festivals and whatnot the brother-sister band will tour North America in November and December. More

Sufjan Stevens Tours!

The Tour, Like a Certain Geographically Themed Musical Project, Won’t Be Visiting All 50 States.

Aug 10, 2009

As reported by Asthmatic Kitty, Sufjan Stevens will be blessing North America with a brief tour…well, part of it anyway. We have details and dates. More



The Pop Myth

May 13, 2009

Pseudologia, fantastica, or mythomania, is the scientific term for pathological lying, but the clinical jargon can also uncoil plenty of meanings in the imaginative realm of pop music. What comes out of the jukebox and the music halls are often enchanting twists of the truth. For Cryptacize singer Nedelle Torrisi, guitarist Chris Cohen (former Deerhoof member), drummer Michael Carreira, and new bassist Aaron Olson, the term is inverted and warped by Torrisi and Cohen’s sped-up and indolent guitar and organ figures and the jerky rhythms of the quartet’s new tempo duo. The Oakland band’s Asthmatic Kitty 2008 debut (Dig That Treasure) gave fans of quirky pop a gem to unearth and the aptly-titled Mythomania continues the trend. As the group prepared for a European and U.S. tour that will take them well into the summer months, several members of Cryptacize spoke at length about the concept of their new album, the gift and slight embarrassment of encouraging parents, the Bay Area music community, and the Brazilian drumming style called ‘Maracatu.’ More