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THESE ARE POWERS Featured In Art World Docu-Comedy Film To Premiere At Tribeca Film Festival

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.

THESE ARE POWERS Host Brooklyn Vs. Chicago Podcast For Urb

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 Shows Love For THESE ARE POWERS, premieres new song from All Aboard Future

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.


These Are Powers – Life of Birds from Jon Dobrowolski on Vimeo.

These Are Powers kick off tour, work on new LP

These Are Powers have spent the summer in Chicago, writing and recording a new LP. The band is currently putting the finishing touches on this early 2009 release, which was recorded by Butchy Fuego at Top Cat Studio. Although the release is not quite complete, you can have a chance to hear some of it performed live when These Are Powers kick off a North American tour this week. This is a sneak preview worth seeking out.

These Are Powers will also be visiting Europe and the UK later this fall. Those dates to be announced very soon.

THESE ARE POWERS TOUR DATES

THESE ARE POWERS All Aboard Future Now Available For Pre-Order

THESE ARE POWERS, the Brooklyn/Chicago based trio of future primitives have announced plans for a United States tour. The dates include select performances with Abe Vigoda, Bird Names and US Girls, and begin February 25 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, wrapping up on March 27 in Richmond, Virginia. Touring in support of All Aboard Future, These Are Powers live shows are legit face melters – subsonic bass rumbles, club beats and Betty Davis-like vocal swagger – are not for the wary and should not be missed. Music for tomorrow’s peace movement never sounded so brilliantly chaotic.

All Aboard Future is now available for pre-order from Dead Oceans on CD and LP. The vinyl is 180 grams, housed in a gatefold sleeve and includes a coupon to download the songs as MP3s. We would also like to extend an apology to Sarah Wilmer, whose gorgeous photograph was not credited on the LP.

Pre-order All Aboard Future HERE.

See There Are Powers tours dates HERE.

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