Interview: Manatee Commune

There are electronic musicians, and then there’s Manatee Commune. Born Grant Eadie, this Washington-based producer/multi-instrumentalist has been gaining lots of buzz as of late, participating in the local Sound Off! competition, as well as landing a gig at Bumbershoot Music Festival. He is noted for his love of classical music, energetic live performances, and a wide range of musical skills. Additionally, his new album, Brush, was released last month. DFC had a very intriguing discussion with Eadie, one that you can read below.

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Arcade Fire reveal Reflektor tracklist

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The critically-acclaimed Montreal baroque pop act has just released the track listing for their upcoming album, Reflektor. It will be a two-disc record, with 13 songs. The band is also scheduled to perform on SNL on the 28th, as well as a 30-minute concert special afterwards.

Reflektor comes out on Merge Records on October 28.

Disc 1
1. Reflektor
2. We Exist
3. Flashbulb Eyes
4. Here Comes the Night Time
5. Normal Person
6. You Already Know
7. Joan of Arc

Disc 2
1. Here Comes the Night Time II
2. Awful Sound (Oh Erydice)
3. It’s Never Over (Oh Orpheus)
4. Porno
5. Afterlife
6. Supersymmetry

Track 11 “Porno” is not a typo, if you were interested.

DFC turns 1 today!

Last year on August 2, 2012, I decided to start a small blog on Tumblr that posted music news and album recommendations. I can’t believe it’s been exactly one year since I’ve started this. Thanks to everyone who have supported me along the way.

P.S: I am still on vacation, and my posts will remain less frequent than usual.

Albert Hammond Jr. to release solo EP

In an appearance on Har Mar Superstar’s “Nocturnal Emotions” podcast, Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. revealed he would be releasing a solo EP on fellow bandmate Julian Casablancas’ label, Cult Records. He will play most of the instruments on the yet untitled EP, with production from Gus Oberg.

Stream a track from his previous solo effort, ¿Cómo Te Llama?, below.