As they would say in the sporting world, Chicago/Brooklyn art-dance-punk trio THESE ARE POWERS “left it all on field” in each of the group’s many electric, throbbing performances at the festival. A video of the These Are Powers at the Dig For Fire SXSW Lawn Party is now available at Babelgum.com. Check out the video by clicking right HERE.
Meanwhile, These Are Powers have several shows lined up over the next couple months, including an appearance at Canada’s NXNE music festival. Check out all the dates by heading HERE.
A “Punk-fueled docu-comedy” that tears the business side of the art world apart – sounds about pitch-perfect for a soundtrack featuring the likes of Peelander-Z, The Willowz and Dead Oceans’ own THESE ARE POWERS. The Brooklyn/Chicago band’s song “Easy Answers” leads the list of songs on the soundtrack to filmmaker Michael Sladek’s “Con Artist,” which was recently selected to premiere at New York’s Tribeca Film Festival.
Sladek spoke with indieWIRE about the film HERE.
A bit about the film: “Part probing documentary, part character-driven black comedy, Con Artist examines themes of art, money, celebrity and fakery through the career of Mark Kostabi. A successful art world pariah, Kostabi rocketed to fame and fortune in the 1980s with a gimmick: to mass-produce and sell thousands of paintings per year, conceived and executed not by himself, but by a revolving stable of hired hands. However, his brazen greed, self-promotion and outrageous lampooning of the art industry eventually caused a remarkable fall from grace.”
Visit the “Con Artist” Web site HERE.
Dead Oceans’ bi-city art-dance-punk trio THESE ARE POWERS recently hosted a podcast for Urb.com, choosing to pit the music scenes from the cities they call home against one another – calling the set “BK vs. Chi.”
Visit Urb.com HERE to download the Second City vs. Big Apple jams selected by These Are Powers
These Are Powers – Urb Podcast Tracklist:
Lauren Flax – you’ve changed feat. Sia
Pit Er Pat – The Cairo Shuffle
Eliot Lipp – Beamrider
Mahjongg – Free Grooverider
Gatekeeper – Slow Walk
Telepathe – Chromes On It (Kingdom remix)
Arp – St. Tropez
Noveller – Hair Tapes
Magic is Kuntmaster – Forget Her
Salem – When You Sleep
Birdnames – New Mexico
Boolo Master – Drop Pop, Drop Hop
Spin recently showed some serious love for THESE ARE POWERS and the band’s hot-off-the-press debut album for Dead Oceans All Aboard Future, calling album cut “Adam’s Turtle” a “clamorous affair, with trunk-rattling bass and vocalist Anna Barie’s eerie chants…But underneath the surface, the song finds swagger in jagged guitar and driving drums, giving an anchor to these otherwise freeform sounds.”
Check out the full article HERE.
And download the mp3 for “Adam’s Turtle” from the Dead Oceans site HERE.
Also, some colorful, spirited photos from the All Aboard Future release party at Secret Project Robot can be peeped right HERE, and check footage of the performance below.
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