Music news these days can be kind of impossible to keep up with. It seems to be this constant scream of information, unintelligible by the sheer speed that it shoots by at, often borderline unintelligible in the first place – “what was that thumping past like an Olympic air defence missile about the one out of The Vaccines' twitpics from his holiday in Marbella again?” - and that being the case, DiS recently took the move to step away from news lest we're all sucked into some gaping cyber abyss of rumours, get-there-first reporting and regurgitated press releases.
So instead, we'll be bringing you a digest of the important goings-on each month in neat mixtape form. This month - Frank Ocean issues a statement on his sexuality, Death Cab For Cutie's Ben Gibbard goes it alone, Animal Collective take to the radio, Lykke Li leads a Fleetwood Mac love-in and more...»
Erased Tapes labelmates Nils Frahm and Peter Broderick have collaborated to form Oliveray, with the reason for the name being the pair's middle names are Oliver and Ray. So yeah, it makes sense. Their first release is an eight-track collection entitled Wonders, which is available from December 12. »
Today Peter Broderick releases a 7" of 'Old Time / Solace In Gala' through Erased Tapes, a label which may well have had their finest year to date, with some truly fantastic releases in 2011. He also releases Music for Confluence - which this single is taken from - on November 28, adding another engaging and captivating full-length record to his CV. We've got a look at the video for 'Old Time', which you can view here.»
Erased Tapes Records are spoiling us this year. We've already had the magnificent and recommended A Winged Victory For The Sullen album and Nils Frahm has a cracker on the way too, in Felt. We may also have to add a third record to their instrumental wonders this year, as Peter Broderick is releasing Music For Confluence through the Berlin-based label on November 28.»
Bella Union, home to such great artists as J. Tillman, Fleet Foxes, Andrew Bird, Vetiver and many, many others have announced grand plans indeed for their 12th birthday celebrations.»
Danish experimental outfit Efterklang have confirmed all their UK dates, and we're pleased to say that DiS is on board as sponsors for the November tour...»