The Windish Agency is thrilled to announce the addition of three exciting new artists to our roster:
PETER BJORN AND JOHN
"...aspiring to new levels of sonic diversity, exploring everything from lo-fi 80s electronics and shoegaze guitars to slacker beats and icy dreamscapes...one of the better pop records we've heard this year." - Pitchfork
EL PERRO DEL MAR
"Over spare, hazy arrangements of Brill Building-style melodies, this Swedish chanteuse (a k a Sarah Assbring) haltingly whispers of isolation and heartache, while her own angelic backup vocals try to cheer her up on her striking self-titled album." - New York Times
"...brings the fury with rigorous, unrelenting grooves. - Pitchfork"
The Windish Agency is thrilled to announce the addition of three exciting new artists to our roster:
This past Saturday morning, at around 4am, the bus on which The Coup, Mr. Lif, and their touring parties were riding, rolled off of the freeway near Palm Springs, California and caught fire. Though some serious injuries were sustained, everyone is alive and well. The bus burned completely, destroying everything; personal belongings, equipment and most of the money raised from the tour. Benefits will likely be scheduled shortly. Please stay tuned to The Windish Agency website for more information.
The Windish Agency party was featured on Pitchfork: Lavender Diamond frontwoman Becky Stark has a \xE2\x80\x9Crapturous voice;\xE2\x80\x9D Loney, Dear sounded \xE2\x80\x9Creally fantastic amped up to bursting in that cozy, tinfoiled little room;\xE2\x80\x9D Rjd2 and Peanut Butter Wolf delivered \xE2\x80\x9Cthe mellowest DJ set ever.\xE2\x80\x9D [Pitchfork]
The Knife proved why they are \xE2\x80\x9Cthe best electro-pop outfit in years\xE2\x80\x9D [Stereogum], bringing \xE2\x80\x9Can elaborately synthetic production that flaunted technology but conjured emotion\xE2\x80\x9D [New York Times] turning "the concept of \xE2\x80\x98live performance\xE2\x80\x99 on its head in a breathtaking way.\xE2\x80\x9D [Idolator]. \xE2\x80\x9CThe Knife's performance at Webster Hall wasn't just great, it was kind of revelatory.\xE2\x80\x9D [Pitchfork]
Hot Chip \xE2\x80\x9Creceived a rapturous reception\xE2\x80\x9D in front of \xE2\x80\x9Cone of the biggest crowds of CMJ.\xE2\x80\x9D [NME]
120 Days \xE2\x80\x9Ccan make any room feel like on it's on the brink of explosion\xE2\x80\x9D [SPIN]; \xE2\x80\x9Cpumps out big 4/4 dance beats, anthemic keyboard lines and throbbing major chords that balloon to fill a room with one jubilant, uplifting crescendo after another\xE2\x80\xA6 it has a singer\xE2\x80\x94Adne Meisfjord\xE2\x80\x94with a big, brawny voice somewhere between Bono and the Who's Roger Daltrey\xE2\x80\x9D [New York Times]; the singer\xE2\x80\x99s passion and swagger are unmatched among like-minded acts we've seen.\xE2\x80\x9D [Stereogum]
Girl Talk \xE2\x80\x9C is all about time-warped juxtapositions: hip-hop with rock with pop\xE2\x80\xA6bringing half the club's audience up stage to dance.\xE2\x80\x9D [New York Times] \xE2\x80\x9CBy the time it was all over, at 3:00 in the morning, the crowd was half-naked, drenched in beer, sweat, and a little blood from that one poor stagediver\xE2\x80\xA6\xE2\x80\x9D [Pitchfork]
At The Windish Agency showcase at NorthSix, Lavender Diamond "resonated with intent listeners," Earlimart \xE2\x80\x9Cdelivered alternately haunting and poppy songs,\xE2\x80\x9D and \xE2\x80\x9Cthe incomparable Death Vessel (singer/songwriter Joel Thibodeau) sang airy, old-time songs.\xE2\x80\x9D [SPIN]
The Flavorpill Halloween party\xE2\x80\xA6CSS: \xE2\x80\x9Clive show's a gas;\xE2\x80\x9D Spank Rock: \xE2\x80\x9Ca \xE2\x80\x9Cfirestarting MC working a too-drunk party and still killing it.\xE2\x80\x9D [Stereogum]
\xE2\x80\x9CDigitalism were bonkers.\xE2\x80\x9D [Music for Robots]
\xE2\x80\x9CBorn Ruffians hark back unmistakably to the early, hiccupy-voiced Talking Heads, but they learned the right things. The songs are brisk, staccato, jittery funk mechanisms without a wasted note, hurtling forward and stopping precisely.\xE2\x80\x9D [New York Times]"
The Windish Agency hosts an exclusive CMJ party for friends and colleagues in New York City during CMJ week. Please join us for music and drinks on Nov. 3 at the excellent new 205 Club in the Lower East Side...
Bands (upstairs): Lavender Diamond; Loney, Dear
DJs (downstairs): Rjd2, Peanut Butter Wolf
When: Friday, November 3, 2006; 4:00 - 8:00 PM
Where: 205 Bar, 205 Chrystie St (@ Stanton Street)
Details: 21+, no cover
RSVP to: email@example.com"
*UPDATE* Even more shows added to The Windish Agency CMJ week line-up - please join us in New York for this week of amazing shows:
Click here to download a schedule with set times (pdf)
Tuesday, October 31
Keren Ann @ Hiro Ballroom
Wednesday, Nov. 1
120 Days @ Cakeshop & KEXP live broadcast
Girl Talk @ Mercury Lounge
The Knife @ Webster Hall (2 shows)
CSS @ Pianos
Loney, Dear @ Pianos (2 shows, 12:45 & 8 PM)
Thursday, Nov. 2
120 Days @ The Fader House & Sin-E
Death Vessel, Earlimart, Fink, Lavender Diamond & The Pinker Tones @ Northsix
CSS & Loney, Dear @ Bowery Ballroom
Hot Chip @ Webster Hall
Kid Koala @ Merkin Concert Hall
Peanut Butter Wolf, Madlib & the Stone's Throw
Anniversary Tour @ B.B. King's
Born Ruffians @ Mercury Lounge
Digitalism @ Hiro Ballroom
Friday, Nov. 3
120 Days @ Pianos
Lavender Diamond @ Joe's Pub
Born Ruffians @ Galapagos
Loney, Dear @ Arlene's Grovery
Saturday, Nov. 4
Loney, Dear @ White Rabbit
Justice & Digitalism @ Studio B"
The Windish Agency is pleased to announce the addition of Uruguayan singer/songwriter Jorge Drexler, to our roster. Jorge won an Oscar for his theme song to The Motorcycle Diaries, he will be touring next year in support of his latest album, 12 Segundos de Oscuridad, set for release in the United States on January 23 by Warner Music Latina.
The Windish Agency is pleased to announce two new additions to our team.
Brad Owen joins the Chicago office as an agent. Brad brings years of experience booking and promoting shows in Milwaukee and Chicago, for the last five years as a talent buyer at Metro and Smart Bar.
David Prince is our representative in New York, where he's working on a variety of special projects and new opportunites for our roster. David is an experienced music journalist and event producer, most recently having founded the M3 summit/festival in Miami.
The Windish Agency is thrilled to welcome Tortoise - one of the most singularly dynamic bands in modern music - to our roster. The band recently released A Lazarus Taxon, a box-set spanning three CDs and one DVD, featuring just about all of Tortoise's extra-curricular activity during their 16-year career. Look for a new album and live dates in 2007.
Windish Agency artist Girl Talk rocked out in front of a star-packed audience at Blender Magazine's post-MTV Video Music Awards festivities on August 31st, hosted by 50 Cent and LL Cool J. Girl Talk's Gregg Gillis had just returned from playing a sold out show in London with Beck, who recently commissioned a couple of remixes of his song "Cell Phone's Dead" from the Pittsburgh boy wonder. Gillis is also scheduled to remix Iggy Pop collaborators Teddybears, Wichita Records' Swedes Peter Bjorn and John,and Warp Records' Grizzly Bear. Girl Talk is on tour for the rest of 2006.
Currently on tour opening for and performing with Zero 7, Windish Agency artist Jose Gonzalez will embark on a solo tour across North America beginning Sunday, September 17th at the famed Austin City Limits Music Festival. Jose is also a featured artist at the Gen Art curated Starbucks Salon during New York City's Fashion Week, where he'll perform on September 15th at 4:00 PM.
Jamie Lidell headlines the 2006 edition of Wired Magazine's Next Music series, taking place at Irving Plaza in New York on September 26. The concert, curated by Beck and also featuring Of Montreal, is part of the magazine's annual NextFest extravaganza. Jamie will be returning to the U.S. for a series of dates in October and November, including a stop at the Vegoose festival in Las Vegas over Halloween weekend.
We're happy to announce that Hot Chip's 2006 home-recorded album The Warning has been nominated for the prestigious Mercury Prize in UK. While the winner will be announced in September, Hot Chip will be playing dates in the US this August, to be followed by a larger North American tour in November.
The Windish Agency is excited to tell you about a few new additions to our roster. Kool Keith aka Dr. Octagon is an incredibly eclectic and unique hip hop talent. His new album, The Return of Dr. Octagon, is his first as Dr. Octagon in nearly a decade. Def Jux mc Mr. Lif is one of the most important and dynamic rappers around. His new album, Mo' Mega was released this week. In the past six months, LA's Busdriver has toured with Rjd2, Aceyalone, and Islands. His new album will be out soon on Epitaph Records. Lastly, French act Digitalism just inked a deal with Astralwerks/EMI and will have an amazing record out soon. We will have tour dates for all of these artists soon.
Get your tickets now - Windish act Jamie Lidell is going on tour with Beck this summer. In addition to an exciting day at the Sasquatch Festival, the two will play seven shows together in cities all around the US. Jamie Lidell's new remix/live album, Multiply Additions, will be out soon on Warp Records. Find out more about Jamie Lidell at www.jamielidell.com and check out this match made in heaven at a venue near you this summer.
The Windish Agency is pleased to have nine (9) bands performing at this year's Coachella festival in Indio, California: Animal Collective, Coldcut, The Juan Maclean, Jamie Lidell, Ladytron, Lyrics Born, Michael Mayer, MYLO, and Seu Jorge, The festival takes place on April 29 and 30 - get your tickets now and learn more at www.coachella.com."
Mere moments after returning from an exciting trip to South by Southwest, The Windish Agency is gearing up to take this year's Miami Winter Music Conference by storm. Anchored by a number of exciting slots at the M3 festival, you'll find Windish Agency acts performing everywhere you look this weekend. Among them are Justice, Matthew Dear, The Juan Maclean, DJ Marlboro, Hot Chip, Vitalic, Coldcut, Prefuse 73, and MSTRKRFT. Come check them - and us - out!
Just like last week, we've made up a schedule of our artists' performances. You can check it out (and sort it out) with the excel spreadsheet version, or view 'n print the pdf version. Either way, we hope to see you there!
The Windish Agency will be well represented at this year's South by Southwest. First and foremost is the party that we are throwing with our friends at Pitchfork Media (sponsored by our other friends at Ticketweb). This party is open to all, and takes place at 12pm on Friday, March 17 at Emo's Annex. It will feature live performances by Death Vessel, Jose Gonzalez, Hot Chip, The Juan Maclean, Spank Rock, Love is All, and Art Brut, as well as dj sets by Rjd2, Matthew Dear, and Ladytron.
If that's not enough, you can catch us at one of the other 41 shows/parties/showcases that our bands are playing. You can download a full list of Windish shows here, either as an easily sortable Excel file or as a visually pleasing and easy-to-print pdf. See you there!
The Windish Agency is very excited to announce that it will be teaming up with Pitchforkmedia to host our first ever South by Southwest party! The party will take place at Emo's Annex on March 17 and will run from 12pm until 6pm. It will feature performances by Rjd2, Matthew Dear, Hot Chip, The Juan Maclean, Spank Rock, Ladytron (dj set), Jose Gonzalez, Death Vessel, Art Brut, and Love is All. Come on down!