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Video Premiere: Shintaro Sakamoto's "You Can Be a Robot, Too"

NPR Music hosts the U.S. premiere of Shintaro Sakamoto's "You Can Be a Robot, Too" -- the original version appears on the former Yura Yura Teikoku bandleader's second solo full-length, Let's Dance Raw. Featuring animated water color paintings by Sakamoto himself, this special take of the song is sung by Japanese children's choir Kamome Jido Gassyodan. NPR writes, "The images are as vibrant and infectious as the song's playful banjo and lap steel guitar," as well as tweeting that is a "playful, slightly terrifying video." You can read the full review here, in which Sakamoto also details his inspiration for bringing in the children's choir. 


posted: November, 2014

Invisible Familiars Song Premiere; Debut LP 'Disturbing Wildlife' Out 1/27/15

Invisible Familiars has announced their debut album, Disturbing Wildlife, will be released January 27, 2015 on Other Music Recording Co. In conjunction with today's LP reveal, the band premiered album track “Heavenly All” – featuring Nels Cline on guitar – via Bullet

Invisible Familiars signed to Other Music this spring, releasing the 7” single “Clever Devil” b/w “Digger’s Invitation” in June. Stereogum called it, “T. Rex in a funhouse of horrors,” advising, “Let it cast a spell on you.” Invisible Familiars is led by Jared Samuel, a New York City-based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who has long made his living playing music and supporting a variety of NYC artists – from Sharon Jones to Martha Wainwright, and most recently, Cibo Matto and the Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger.

Samuel retreated to the seclusion of a houseboat docked in Jamaica Bay to write the music and words that would become Disturbing Wildlife. "It was the first time I'd ever spent more than one day completely by myself," said Samuel, "wondering just exactly what is real and then, ultimately, feeling fine." New single "Heavenly All" is a lyrical treasure map to the transformative and often playful experience of solitude: talking to myself again, cravin heavy metal. Back on land, Samuel enlisted good friend Michael Leonhart (Steely Dan/Yoko Ono) to co-produce the record and gathered a striking group of musicians to help perform it, including Robbie Mangano, Tim Kuhl, Jolie Holland, Yuka Honda & Miho Hatori (Cibo Matto), Nels Cline, Ryan Sawyer, Stuart Bogie (Antibalas), and many more.

Disturbing Wildlife is a record that slinks and slithers through time, defying the notion of genre and embracing the risk of feeling. It never lets the listener pin it down and, instead, returns the favor, holding you still between the sometimes-dream of existence and the exquisite power of Samuel's compositions. Catch them live next in Brooklyn on November 17 at the Manhattan Inn.

posted: October, 2014

Xylouris White's Album Debut 'Goats' Out Now

The debut album, Goats, from Xylouris White, featuring acclaimed Cretan folk musician George Xylouris and iconic underground drummer Jim White (Dirty Three, Cat Power, Bad Seeds), is out now and available in record stores, iTunes and Amazon, and in all formats (CD, LP, mp3, WAV and FLAC) here on Other Music Recording Co. The album was just reviewed in Pitchfork, who wrote: "The pensive joy within Goats stems from two musicians of seemingly disparate backgrounds, communicating together with the tools they know best and as well as anyone else who has ever used them. Here though, with new partners and parameters, they’ve struck upon something challenging, wholly inventive, and rewarding."  

Xylouris White have nine more dates left in their U.S. tour, which includes two nights in their Thursday residency at Brooklyn's Union Pool: October 16 (with Bo Ningen) and October 23 (part of Other Music's CMJ Showcase with labelmates Invisible Familiars, 75 Dollar Bill, and Tall Tales and the Silver Lining). The duo will then head over to Europe in November for three weeks of shows which include appearances with Bonnie 'Prince' Billy. Go to our Tour Page for a full listing of dates.

posted: October, 2014

Other Music Recording Co. CMJ Showcase

This week, the annual CMJ Music Marathon takes over NYC and music fans from all over will be converging upon the city to catch their favorite artists as well as being turned on to a slew of up-and-coming names and sounds. Other Music Recording Co. is very excited about the diverse talent playing our showcase, one which will be focused on our newest signings: Xylouris White, who will be wrapping up their October Union Pool residency in celebration of their debut full-length, Goats; the timeless, kaleidoscopic pop of Invisible Familiars; the mesmerizing Arabic-inspired sounds of 75 Dollar Bill (the duo of Che Chen and Rick Brown); and the shimmering West Coast rock of Tall Tales and the Silver Lining, who are making their NYC debut. You are cordially invited to this great night of music, so mark your calendar, and we hope you will join us this Thursday, October 23 at Union Pool in Brooklyn.

UNION POOL: 484 Union Ave. Brooklyn
$10 | 21+ w/ID | 8:00 P.M.
Facebook Event Invite

8-11PM- 75 DOLLAR BILL (performing FREE sets in Union Pool's front room)

posted: October, 2014

Xylouris White Release New Single + U.S. Tour Expanded

We're pleased to announce that iconic underground drummer Jim White and Cretan folk musician George Xylouris, who perform together as Xylouris White, have extended their U.S. tour in support of their debut album Goats. The album, produced by Fugazi's Guy Picciotto, comes out October 14 (October 13 in the UK/EU) via Other Music Recording Co.  

In his review for The New York Times, Ben Ratliff says, "Both are extraordinary musicians. Their music starts with old Cretan forms — the brisk, dance-beat sousta and the slow, sung, expressive rizitika — and spreads outward into loose, sympathetic improvisations of uncertain length, the kind of thing that has been at the center of each man’s music for a long time. It’s intense, joyous, rugged music." The Chicago Reader describes it as ‘pulse-racing,” adding that the album "erases lines between disparate international traditions as well as between folk and rock." Full listing of tour dates are below the stream of their new single, "Pulling the Bricks."

*New U.S. Dates In Bold
October 7 - Durham, NC @ The Carrack
October 8 - Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
October 9 - Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool w/ Big Brave (October Residency)
October 10 - Beacon, NY @ Quinn’s
October 11 - Kingston, NY @ O Positive
October 16 - Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool (October Residency)
October 17 - Somerville, MA @ Cuisine en Locale
October 18 - Providence, RI @ Columbus Theatre w/ Bo Ningen 
October 19 - Portsmouth, NH @ The Red Door 
October 23 - Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool (OMRC CMJ Showcase)
October 25 - Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar
October 26 - Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern
October 28 - San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern
October 29 - Los Angeles, CA @ Jewel's Catch One
November 18 - London (UK) @ Church of St. John w/ Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Tickets Here
November 19 - London (UK) @ Church of St. John w/ Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Tickets Here
November 20 - Brussels (B) @ AB w/ Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Tickets Here
November 21 - Utrecht (NL) @ Le Guess Who? w/ Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Tickets Here
November 22 - Boulogne-Billancourt (F) @ BBMix Festival w/ Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Tickets Here
November 24 - London (UK) @ Cargo Tickets Here
November 26 - Leicester (UK) @ The Musician - Tickets Here
November 27 - Glasgow (UK) @ King Tuts - Tickets Here
November 28 - Leeds (UK) @ Howard Assembly Room - Tickets Here
November 29 - Newcastle (UK) @ The Cluny - Tickets Here
November 30 - Coventry (UK) @ Coal Vaults - Tickets Here
December 1 - Brighton (UK) @ The Hope - Tickets Here
December 5 - Handelsbeurs, Gent (B) @ Autumn Falls - Tickets Here
December 7 - Düdingen (CH) @ Bad Bonn - Tickets Here
December 8 - Zurich (CH) @ El Lokal - Tickets Here
December 9 - Karlsruhe (D) @ Badischer Kunstverein
December 10 - Berlin (D) Bassy Club


posted: October, 2014

Wyatt Cenac on The Daily Show - Comedy LP out 10/21

Wyatt Cenac returned to Comedy Central's The Daily Show last night to promote his upcoming comedy special, Wyatt Cenac: Brooklyn, which premieres on Netflix on Tuesday, October 21. That same day, Wyatt Cenac: Brooklyn will be released as a 1,000-piece limited edition vinyl LP via Cenac’s production company, Amalgamated Bear, and distributed by Other Music -- Pre-order LP here

The forthcoming special is entitled “Brooklyn” in part because it was recorded in Brooklyn at Union Hall, a mainstay of the New York comedy scene for the last decade, but also largely due to the fact that Wyatt doesn’t enjoy thinking up titles for things. In it, Wyatt spends his time sharing his observations ranging from the weirdness of adults giving each other hickeys, to watching the neighborhood where his grandmother lived for decades become the backdrop for at least three network sitcoms, a cop drama and probably a reality show about cheesemongers. In keeping with the DIY spirit that has turned Brooklyn into an adjective, Wyatt Cenac: Brooklyn is directed by Cenac and features puppets as well as cameos from comedian Eugene Mirman (Bob’s Burgers) and Gbenga Akinnagbe from The Wire. (Scroll down for a short documentary showing the making of the LP, filmed in a record pressing plant Brooklyn.) 

Cenac will also embark on a coast-to-coast U.S. comedy tour, “Wyatt Cenac Live in Brooklyn in ___(insert city name here)___,” on October 21 in support of the special in the following 12 cities:

10/21 - LOS ANGELES - Largo
10/22 - SAN FRANCISCO - Cobb’s Comedy Club
10/23 - ST. PAUL - Turf Club
10/24 - MADISON, WI - Majestic Theatre
10/25 - CHICAGO, IL - Laugh Factory
11/13 - RALEIGH, NC - Lincoln Theatre
11/14 - ASHEVILLE, NC - The Mill Room
11/15 - CHARLESTON, SC - Theatre 99
11/16 - ATLANTA, GA - Laughing Skull Lounge
11/21 - PITTSBURGH, PA - Club Café
11/22 - PHILADELPHIA, PA - The Trocadero
11/23 - WASHINGTON, DC - Black Cat


posted: October, 2014

Xylouris White Kicks off US Tour + Residency at Brooklyn's Union Pool

With their debut album Goats set for release October 14 on Other Music Recording Co., the duo of George Xylouris and Jim White kick off their October residency at Union Pool, Thursday evening (10/2), with Sleep Doug Shaw also on the first night's bill. The residency marks the start of a US tour, with Xylouris White performing dates across the East Coast and Midwest throughout the month, with stops back in Brooklyn on Thursday, 10/9, 10/16 and 10/23, joined by a different opener each week. (October 23 is also Other Music Recording Co.'s CMJ showcase, the duo being joined by labelmates Invisible Familiars, 75 Dollar Bill, and Tall Tales and the Silver Lining.) Check out the Facebook event listing for more details about the residency and go to Other Music Recording Co.'s Tour Page for a listing of all of Xylouris White's upcoming shows. 


posted: October, 2014

Invisible Familiars Premiere "Digger's Invitation"

Invisible Familiars are offering a stream of the B-side "Digger's Invitation," via Soundcloud, the track existing exclusively on the band's limited edition "Clever Devil" single. While technically an artifact of the album-recording process, the song is Jared Samuel's deluxe icebreaker both for Invisible Familiars' new record and their ecstatic live show. "I would call it a zany sex romp," he writes, "but for some reason that makes me think of Marty Feldman and Dom Deluise, and though I love those two, I'd rather less of them and more 1970s Madeline Kahn please." Samuel's beckoning vocal presses against guitarist Robbie Mangano's extraterrestrial wailing, repeating and escalating until you look up and realize they've got you exactly where they want you: in the dirt, singing along.

Invisible Familiars have just announced an upcoming date in New York City at Brooklyn's Glasslands on October 3 with People Get Ready and Dave Harrington (of Darkside). The band will also be performing October 23 at Other Music Recording Co.'s CMJ Showcase at Union Pool in Brooklyn, where they'll previewing their debut full-length (due out on Other this winter) alongside labelmates Xylouris White, 75 Dollar Bill and Tall Tales & the Silver Lining. 


posted: September, 2014

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