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2017

MWM Gets A New Look

February 26, 2017

Woohoo! Hello 2017. Check all the slick new features.

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2016

Step into The Body's Latest Nightmare, "To Know and To Hide"

November 16, 2016

The Body release a new song through the Adult Swim Single Series to help cope with the new level we've achieved on this toilet earth.

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Olga Bell listed in Pitchfork's Overlooked Albums of 2016

July 5, 2016

“I wanna be a regular/Weary and wise and wizened,” Olga Bell sings on “Regular,” the centerpiece of Tempo, the Moscow-born musician’s foray into New York club culture. But rather than attempt to ingratiate herself in those scenes by creating replicas of their respective soundtracks, Bell captures the disorienting feel of being an outsider in that world, attempting to adapt to its dark corners and clandestine codes. She brought her classical scholarship to dance music and used her findings to throw astute curveballs that unnerve and thrill. “Doppio” flits from corrupted dancehall to stuttering strobes, while “Randomness” deconstructs and overheats rave staples in three-and-a-half exhilarating minutes. Although Bell’s lyrics jibe at the bros who think they own the floor, Tempo is a love letter that, like her last record, Край (Krai, an ode to her Russian homeland), makes the familiar uncanny, to be appreciated better. —Laura Snapes

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Debo Band Reviewed 8+ on Pitchfork

May 27, 2016

BIG FRIDAY AT MWM! Two Machines with Magnets joints, Debo Band's "Ere Gobez" and The Hotelier's "Goodness" just received 8+ reviews on the ol' Pfork. And, Olga Bell's "Tempo" drops today on One Little Indian. Get into it!

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Muscle and Marrow, "Love"

May 24, 2016

Muscle and Marrow release "Love" this week. Recorded and mixed at Machines with Magnets. Mastered by Heba Kadry at Timeless Mastering.

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Digital Distortion Slices Up Olga Bell’s Newest Music Video

May 24, 2016

CHECK OUT OLGA'S WILD NEW VID FOR ATA! Mixed at Machines with Magnets, vocals recorded in our B Room!

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Oneida in Pitchfork

March 29, 2016

Oneida featured on this prime, Pitchfork listicle. They play with Alec K. Redfearn & the Eyesores at Machines Friday April 22.

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Muscle and Marrow, "Love"

March 25, 2016

We're so psyched for the release of Muscle and Marrow's new LP on The Flenser.

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The Body / Full of Hell, "Fleshworks"

March 18, 2016

Our boy Mitch Wells made this video for Fleshworks from The Body / Full of Hell's forthcoming LP. The track was 'born' here at MWM.

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Olga Bell, "Randomness"

March 17, 2016

Ol' OB gets best new track on the 'Fork!! Mixed at MWM! F YEA!

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The Body, "Two Snakes" Video

March 12, 2016

New Bod vid, I'd like to think of it as an inspired mashup between Black Hole Sun and Self Esteem vids. The song, however, most definitely is not.

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2015

The Body - Shelter is Illusory

December 12, 2015

The Body's "Shelter is Illusory (feat. Maralie Armstrong of Humanbeast/Valise) off their forthcoming Thrill Jockey release "NO ONE DESERVES HAPPINESS" was listed as one of the Top 5 Songs of the Week by Stereogum.

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Battles - The Yabba

September 9, 2015

Watch Battles' new video for 'The Yabba,' created by the Catalonian cinematic wizards CANADA. From their upcoming Warp release 'La Di Da Di,' recorded and mixed at Machines with Magnets and mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound.

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Olga Bell - Goalie

August 19, 2015

Check the video for Olga Bell's 'Goalie,' a track off her forthcoming One Little Indian EP 'Incitation.' Mixed by Keith and Seth at Machines with Magnets, mastered by Joe Laporta at Sterling Sound.

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Battles Drops THE YABBA

August 13, 2015

Battles releases a preview of what's to come on La Di Da Di by dropping the first track, "The Yabba," over at Rolling Stone. Recorded and mixed during the fall and winter of 2014 at Machines with Magnets and mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Mastering in NYC.

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Lightning Bolt Signs to Thrill Jockey!

January 17, 2015

Lightning Bolt signs to Thrill Jockey and release “Fantasy Empire,” recorded & mixed in total punishing brutal-fi at Machines with Magnets and mastered by Heba Kadry at Timeless Mastering. Read all about it at good ol’ Pitchfork. They even link to us, aw shucks!

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2014

The Quietus' Fav Albums of 2014 So Far

July 30, 2014

We’re so thrilled that two Machines with Magnets’ joints, The Body’s “I Shall Die Here” and Olga Bell’s “Krai” made it to the top 10 of The Queitus’ favorite albums of 2014 so far. Check out the article and full list.

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Marissa Nadler covers Father John Misty

July 30, 2014

Listen to Marissa Nadler’s cover of Father John Misty’s ‘Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings,’ on her Soundcloud. Recorded and mixed at Machines with Magnets. This is for a limited release 7″ on Bella Union, Father John Misty covers Marissa’s song ‘Drive.’

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Olga Bell's Profiled in the NY Times!

April 30, 2014

Read the article here. YAY! Read Pitchfork’s review of KRAI here. YAY!

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Listen to Olga Bell’s “Perm Krai” from her upcoming release “Krai”

March 3, 2014

Pitchfork is streaming Olga Bell’s first single from “Krai” called “Perm Krai.” Listen to it here. Did I mention it’s entirely in Russian? Did I also mention that it’s performed by some of the shredderiest shredders in NYC? Did I also also mention that Olga is a total genius shredder?! The nine movement piece is about the Krais of Russia which if you don’t know then you should probably learn yourself about them post-haste on Wikipedia. Recorded and mixed at Machines with Magnets utilizing both our A and B studios and mastered by Heba Kadry at Timeless Mastering, it drops on New Amsterdam this April!

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Stream “Pantomime Jack” from Ed Schrader’s Music Beat’s upcoming LP

March 3, 2014

Pitchfork is streaming “Pantomime Jack” from Ed Schrader’s Music Beat’s upcoming release on Infinity Cat titled “Party Jail.” Recorded, mixed, and mastered at Machines with Magnets. Listen here. Aaaaand, you should probably follow Ed on Twitter and find his old sports columns.

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Listen to “In The Hollows” from Nat Baldwin’s upcoming LP

February 12, 2014

Head over to Stereogum to listen to a preview of the title track from Nat Baldwin’s beautiful new LP “In The Hollows,” out this Spring on Western Vinyl. Recorded and mixed at Machines with Magnets this past summer. Nat will be performing at MWM this Spring while supporting the release! We’re psyched about it, you should be too!

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The Body, "I Shall Die Here"

February 4, 2014

RVNG Intl. announces the release of The Body’s “I Shall Die Here” a collaboration with The Haxan Cloak recorded and mixed at Machines with Magnets. Read the Pitckfork blurb.

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2013

Pitchfork Advance, The Body’s “Christs, Redeemers”

October 8, 2013

tream The Body’s terrifying LP “Christs, Redeemers” via Pitchfork Advance.

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The Body, “To Attempt Openness”

September 10, 2013

Listen to the first track off of The Body’s upcoming LP on Thrill Jockey, “Christs, Redeemers.” Recorded, mixed, and glitched at Machines with Magnets. Featuring The Assembly of Light women’s choir, saxophone by Ryan Seaton of Callers, electronics by Work/Death, violia by Laura Gulley formerly of the Eyesores, vocals from Ben Eberle of Sandworm, and drumming from Keith and Seth. Mastered by Heba Kadry.

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Humanbeast’s “Venus Ejaculates into the Banquet”

September 5, 2013

Humanbeast’s new LP on Load Records, “Venus Ejaculates into the Banquet.” Recorded and mixed at Machines with Magnets and mastered by Heba Kadry. 4.5 out of 5 stars, Resident Advisor 4 out of 5 stars, Tiny Mix Tapes “The most extravagant and primal recording to come out this year (or most any year really) belongs to this Providence duo. With a pop sensibility that evokes popular unit shifters, this self assured classic has lodged a Suicide pill deep into the craw of good taste. Eight expertly assembled songs span NC-17/XXX topics such as (but not limited to) bathroom safety, ballroom danger, and floorboard secrets. Adults are moving about the room you see, wearing elements of control and dressed to excess. Heels are pointy and legging is sheer, so prove it in the interzone set up in the woofer thrust of Humanbeast. Yes, the album title is “Venus Ejaculates into the Banquet”, though this album is not a muffled power electronics record, but rather a dark electronic pop classic with with crunchy beats and squealing synth cackle. If you are ready to take the journey and listen to this masterpiece, this record will shatter your life. The time for action is now, DO IT.” ––Load Records

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Huge Face, “Body War”

September 5, 2013

Huge Face’s new single “Body War.” Recorded and mixed at Machines with Magnets and mastered at Sterling Sound by Joe Laporta. Listen to it on Bandcamp.

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Whore Paint, “This Body”

September 2, 2013

Whore Paint’s new LP “This Body” out now on Load Records. Recorded, mixed, and mastered at Machines with Magnets. “Throwing off some fierce attitude, this all XX three piece hit the ground running. Wiry blank wave guitars pin down primal drum thud, aggressive howls, and velvety croons. They don’t hide their politics (they do have a feminist manifesto) though I would be remiss if I did not inform you they’ve got a heart flowing with 110% molten ROCK. Whore Paint’s LP is a self-assured classic evoking past warriors such as the Wipers, Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, and the Jesus Lizard. That said, it launches on its own fumes into its own orbit of awesome with songs evoking limbless triumph. In existence since 2009, the band has pedigree in outfits such as Made in Mexico, Arcing, and Teenage Waistband. The band has done lots of East Coast touring, and a West Coast jaunt in 2013. They will be touring surrounding the release of this very record. Definitely a must have for fans of brave and total life experiences that may take place inside a sweat lodge, atop a mountain peak, or in a sweaty rock hole. Whore Paint brings the truth with rock fury, you have been waiting for this.” ––Load Records

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Lightning Bolt, “Barbarian Boy”

September 2, 2013

Listen to Lightning Bolt’s “Barbarian Boy” part of Adult Swim’s Summer Single Series of 2013. Recorded at MWM.

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Pitchfork reviews Black Pus’ “All My Relations”

March 14, 2013

"Black Pus is the pop-inspired side project of Lightning Bolt's Brian Chippendale-- but it's only "pop" in comparison to his main gig's Jackson Pollock-style approach. All My Relations is the first Black Pus album to be recorded in a professional studio, and proves less blown-out, and more sing-songy than its predecessors." -Pitchfork

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Javelin’s Hi Beams, OUT TODAY!

March 5, 2013

"In the handful of years they've been making music together, pop collagists George Langford and Tom Van Buskirk have never been afraid to push their luck. Doing away with their trademark samples, the slick-sounding, candy-colored Hi Beams is their first real studio record." -Pitchfork

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Black Pus “All My Relations” Up For Pre Order!

February 5, 2013

Well here are a bunch of awesome and semi-related facts: 1. Black Pus recently graced our studio with his hyper-athletic and nu-avante stylings, which we promptly immortalized. 2. Thrill Jockey is putting out the results. 3. Said results, entitled All My Relations, is currently available for PRE ORDER, aka surprise Christmas to yourself come mid-March before the actual official release. STREET CRED! 4. The link to take part in said pre-order exists somewhere in the neighborhood of the button below.

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Stream Javelin’s Nnormal

February 4, 2013

Pitchfork is streaming Javelin’s first single from their upcoming Luaka Bop release Hi Beams. Recording and mixed at Machines with Magnets. Enjoy!

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2012

Stream Fang Island’s ‘Major’

July 10, 2012

Stream Fang Island’s ‘Major,’ recorded during the winter of ’11 / ’12 at Machines with Magnets. Pawtucket denizens frequenting the News Cafe may recognize these angelic mugs. Stream the record from NPR below.

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FANG ISLAND – MAJOR

May 11, 2012

Recorded at Machines with Magnets, Fang Island’s ‘Major,’ released on Sargent House this July 24th.

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2011

This Video Sucks!

December 5, 2011

Ahoy, Magneteers! Peep this new video by our beloved and bedraggled buddies Deer Tick. (Top secret, if you project Smells Like Teen Spirit over it starting at the second chorus, Kurt Cobain and John McCauley tango at 2:36. No joke.) Nice work, DT!

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Last Call for Omnivore Kickstarter Pledges!

November 7, 2011

Hey Guys! Check out our rad friend Omnivore’s Kickstarter page. It only has two weeks left, and she’s already met her goal. CONGRATULATIONS, GLENNA! This is some of the most perfect music ever written. Give her your dollars, that we may sicken this record to the max, and that you may bask in the warm glow of her incredible shwag that patronage of her project will afford you. Look for her record release at MWM this winter!

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PRP Presents: The Eyesores – November 4th, 2011

October 23, 2011

The People’s Recording Project is a music series and funding platform hosted by the Machines With Magnets recording studio and performance space. It is designed to help musicians supplement the cost of record production through live performances and fan funding. Our goals are to provide musicians high quality recording, facilitate independent releases and to help make record production more financially viable for musicians and record labels alike. Through live performances, The People’s Recording Project aims to create a forum in which members of the community can contribute directly to the musicians of their choice. Each event helps to raise money for a specific recording project and establishes a starting point for further funding through other platforms. In exchange, fans are given access to live recordings of the performances they attend as well as access to an ever growing library of live recordings from Machines With Magnets. This music series will not only allow fans to directly support the music they love, but will help to document the unique performances hosted by Machines With Magnets.

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BATTLES feat. GARY NUMAN – MY MACHINES

September 8, 2011

Battles’ newest video from their album Gloss Drop, featuring Gary Numan––recorded at Machines with Magnets.

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Battles (feat. Gary Numan) – My Machines OUT NOW!

August 22, 2011

Battles second single from their acclaimed Gloss Drop, ‘My Machines,’ featuring Gary Numan is out now. There are limited quantities due to the fire at the PIAS/SONY warehouse in London which has significantly affected many indie labels’ stock including our friends at Warp Records.

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The Body / Braveyoung Collaboration 12″

August 22, 2011

The Body and Braveyoung have finished their four song collaboration, it’s scheduled to be released by At A Loss Recording on September 27th with vinyl to follow in early 2010, if we make it to early 2012. Get into it, while you can!

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Battles unveil Gloss Drop artwork

March 22, 2011

If you were in Austin this week at SXSW you were probably wondering about that big pile of pink on a billboard on I-35… now you know. Battles unveils Dave Konopka’s artwork for their upcoming record Gloss Drop. Billboards are popping up in NYC, Austin, and Nairobi with the image, read more at Drowned in Sound.

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Battles announce GLOSS DROP

February 24, 2011

Battles announces the release of their new LP GLOSS DROP featuring Matias Aguayo, Gary Numan, Kazu Makino, and Yamantaka Eye. Out on Warp Records June 6th/7th.

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Psychic Paramount II

February 24, 2011

Out now, the sophomore release from the Psychic Paramount: Review from NY TIMES By BEN RATLIFF Published: February 18, 2011 “…This is instrumental power-trio prog-rock for those who never had time for Rush and find the Mars Volta a bridge to nowhere; it’s greasy and physical and incredibly loud. This New York band’s new album, on No Quarter, feels like constant minimalist crescendo and tension building…” Review from Dusted Feb. 21, 2011 By Mason Jones “…From the outset, the sudden blast of frenetic drumming, dense bass and flurries of guitar notes is like waking up in the middle of a cyclone. The rhythmic interplay between the three instruments is the key to this band’s magic; as the beat twists and turns, everyone finds the right place to veer then return, maintaining momentum and building up energy, of which they have plenty to burn. Conaway and Armstrong are essential as the gears on which everything turns, as St. Ivany’s guitar flows around them, here cascading like a tidal wave, there floating in mimicry of a keyboard…. “

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We’ve had Battles in our lives.

February 9, 2011

Dave Konopka discusses Battles’ upcoming record, recently completed at Machines with Magnets. We miss them already!

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Monotonix/Megasus/Pujol February 6!

January 25, 2011

It’s all true, beloved Magnites. Israeli party crashers Monotonitx go head to head with local slashers Megasus to manifest the greatest dual record release show-down the world has ever known. Monotonix will have their new LP “Not Yet” in tow, and Megasus, in typically aesthetic form, will be unveiling their new 5″ mini-record replete with (what else?) a die-cut, six-panel fold out cover, with your choice of silkscreened art print. Why didn’t I think of that? Nashville fist-pumpers Pujol will start the night at 10pm. Sabado Gigante; come on down!

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Braveyoung, “We Are Lonely Animals”

January 24, 2011

We’re proud to announce the release of Braveyoung’s “We Are Lonely Animals,” recorded at Machines with Magnets. Stream the record in its entirety at their website, O Braveyoung. The boys will be kicking off their tour on 2/20… HERE(!) with The Body.

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2010

Big Bear releases “Under the Beach”

December 15, 2010

Joyful Noise Recordings has “posthumously” released Big Bear’s “long lost” follow-up to their 2005 release on Monitor. “Under the Bridge” was recorded at Machines with Magnets many, many moons ago and mastered at Peerless Mastering by Jeff Lipton. We will miss you Big Bear! You can play football in our parking lot any day!

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Joe Fletcher and the Wrong Reasons, “White Lighter”

December 15, 2010

Joe Fletcher and the Wrong Reasons kicked off their string of record release shows last Friday at a packed 201––Boston and NYC are to come. This is the first record we’ve worked on (that we know of) that’s used kickstarter.com to fund much of the record! It’s a great concept, get into it! This record features some of Providence’s finest musicians including David Lamb and MorganEve Swain of the Brown Bird, John McCauley and Chris Ryan of Deer Tick, Alec K. Redfearn, Scott Boutier, Jack Hanlon, Lily McCall Costner, Bryan Minto, Damian Puerini and of course ol’ Joe himself. Find it at Armageddon Records in Providence!

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MANWOMANCHILD Full Length out Now!

December 14, 2010

Stream MANWOMANCHILD’s full length album, recorded and mixed at Machines with Magnets. Mastered by Jeff Lipton at Peerless Mastering. Here’s an interview with Dave, too.

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Pitchfork Listen: Fang Island Team With Andrew W.K.

October 31, 2010

Fang Island has a limited edition 7″ featuring Andrew WK and the music of Joe Buzzell––check it! Fang Island ft. Andrew W.K.: “Patterns on the Wall” “Earlier this year, Fang Island released a BNM’ed self-titled album full of triumphant endorphin-rush guitar rock. On their cover of Joe Buzzell’s “Patterns on the Wall”, the track above, they’ve recruited party rock overlord Andrew W.K. (who knows a thing or two about endorphin-rush guitar rock) to add some wailing. The track appears on a 7″, limited to 500 copies available from the band’s Bandcamp and at their live shows next month. Only “Patterns on the Wall” will be available digitally. We’ve got their dates below.” Fang Island: 10-29 Kitchener, Ontario – Elements Night Club # 11-01 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church * 11-02 Washington, DC – Rock and Roll Hotel * 11-03 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar * 11-04 Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506 * 11-06 Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn * 11-07 Nashville, TN – The End * 11-09 Louisville, KY – Skull Alley * 11-10 St. Louis, MO – The Firebird * 11-11 Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon * 11-12 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall *^ 11-13 Detroit, MI – Small’s * 11-14 Columbus, OH – The Basement * 11-15 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop * 11-16 Toronto, Ontario – El Mocambo * 11-17 Montreal, Quebec – Il Motore * 11-19 Providence, RI – Met Cafe # with Coheed and Cambria * with Delicate Steve ^ with Gypsyblood

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Pitchfork Review: The Body All the Waters of the Earth Turn to Blood [At a Loss; 2010] 8.5

August 10, 2010

"On paper, All the Waters is a grim record, as lyrics outline the failure of science, nature, man, gods, and prophets in pithy bursts. But unless you’re reading along, you’ll never know any of this. King’s strained, unintelligible voice seems constantly at the brink of being swallowed by the sounds around him. Those sounds are troubling enough, recorded and mixed so that the guitars and drums always feel like they’re too loud for the equipment and room meant to contain them. The record itself is a smartly designed simulacrum for the lyrics, recreating the sense of impending darkness by creating a sound that swallows itself. The young indie rock bands now using cheap microphones and analog hiss to shape their songs are often criticized for obscuring shabby songs with shabby sounds. The best of those bands, however, use production to reinforce their ideas and give them an extra bit of depth. The Body does just that here, letting rough-and-tumble production add even more anxiety and trouble to seven songs that were bothered as is. Smart choice: All the Waters of the Earth Turn to Blood is the seldom collapse-of-the-world record that’s actually as disturbing as it wants to be." — Grayson Currin, August 10, 2010

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The Body reviewed in The New York Times

August 8, 2010

Chip and Lee in the NY Times! Best quote, “It’s an experience, this record…” “The Body is a two-man, highly conceptual, sort of extreme metal, sort of noise band from Providence, R.I. It has made one of the best introductions for an album I’ve heard in years. The album is “All the Waters of the Earth Turn to Blood,” recently released on the label At a Loss. The first track, “A Body,” begins with seven minutes of choral music, sung by the Assembly of Light Women’s Choir. Then a short, disturbing whistling noise signals a change, and whump: a grind of jaw-rattling guitar and drums throw in for the last two minutes. As the record continues, the beating just doesn’t stop. The choral voices, returning here and there, are the only ray of hope: the Body’s own singing amounts to weedy, apocalyptic howls, barely clearing the din of their processional stomps. It’s an experience, this record, written in big riffs and celestial choirs and digital static. It puts you in a very strange space, spiritual and dirty and wary. ” - Ben Ratliff

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New Battles Track for Twilight Eclipse Soundtrack

June 25, 2010

Battles produced a track @ MWM for the new Twilight Eclipse Soundtrack. You can check it out below.

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Fang Island Review

June 25, 2010

“Brooklyn’s Fang Island describe their aesthetic as “everyone high-fiving everyone.” So it’s appropriate that the band’s website features a video of them jamming out with kindergartners and another with Andrew WK– people so caught up in having a good time that you sometimes wonder if they’re bullshitting you. What helps Fang Island steamroll past cynicism is how “fun” isn’t just an ornament for them, it’s embedded in the band’s musical DNA. The music coordinators at MTV recently tapped “Daisy” to soundtrack a series of commercials for the reality show The Buried Life. The premise of the show– “What do you want to do before you die?”– is pretty corny, but Fang Island’s exuberance is perfect for chasing dreams. While their manic musicianship and group-hug vibe may inspire more than a few comparisons to the badly missed Mae Shi, they aren’t about proselytizing. This music is just honest and life-affirming and infectious, and it’s that rare concentration of directness and simplicity that makes Fang Island so uniquely and wonderfully inclusive.” — Ian Cohen, March 15, 2010

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