Tuesday August 31st
Sprung from SF’s active underground Mission district scene, Tussle has been causing a stir for some time with their unique combination of dance rhythms, elastic basslines, metallic textures, and processed electronic experimentation. Tussle have picked up support from Trevor Jac...kson (Output/Playgroup), John Peel, Scott "Prefuse 73" Herren and the ever hard-to-impress scribes at Pitchfork hailed the group one of the top 5 artists to look out for in the coming year(s).
Tussle has toured Europe, Japan and the East Coast of the United States. In Europe, they supported friends and labelmates Erase Errata, as well playing alongside Andrew Weatherall, Zongamin and Sunburned Hand of The Man. In the UK, they played Hot Shit! (formerly Sonic Mook Experiment), the Frieze Art Fair Afterhours and Trash. Their brief tour in Japan found them supporting Eye of Boredoms.
In shows in SF and NYC, they've shared stages with a diverse international cast that mirrors the group's uniquely genre-free approach including Mu, Deerhof, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Ariel Pink, Add N To (X) to name a few. An album of remixes of Kling Klang material is also in the works, including contributions from Munk, Soft Pink Truth, Gang Gang Dance and many others to be confirmed.
here's a feature / interview : http://www.toocooltodie.com/index.php?%2Ftctd%2Finterviews%2Ftussle_answer_our_questions_of_doom%2F
Last release : "Momma" (Touching Music)
Publicist is the electronic solo project Sebastian Thomson of TRANS AM, WEIRD WAR, ex-DEAD KIDS. With a new release on Touching Music in collaboration with IAN SVENONIUS (NATION OF ULYSSES, THE MAKE UP, CHAIN & THE GANG...) Press says that "this new incarnation takes the shimmering sexghost of disco and pummels it into a sleek panther that leaps from shadow to shadow briefly glimpsed in the reflection of disco lights on the effervescent surface of a flute of champagne." (20 Jazz Funk Greats) and files it under CHIC, KRAFTWERK and FUNKADELIC (Metro)
Veering between krautrock edginess and bittersweet pop melancholia, droning medicated tones and noise-driven, no-wave fuzz, The Oscillation recalls the kosmische musik of Neu! and Tangerine Dream interpreted with an eye on Pil's dubbed out punk funk, Miles Davis' experimentalism and Spacemen 3's strung out blues rock.
The Oscillation’s debut album for DC Recordings came out at the end of 2007 and was followed by relentless touring alongside such musical luminaries as Harmonia, Andrew Weatherall, Deerhunter, Fujiya Miyagi, Chrome Hoof, The Emperor Machine, and more. The live act has beguiled audiences far and wide, aided by the unique visuals of photographic artist Julian Hand to produce a live show that is a kaleidoscopic whirl of psychedelia that charms every sense…