Triple Release Day: Ghys, Previte/Sō, Asphalt

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

It's a rarity for us to drop more than one album on a particular release date. But this month, we channeled some unexpected and serendipitous forces, tightened our bootstraps and went through several pots of piping hot coffee to bring you not just one, not even two, but THREE (3) brand new records for you to experience. Get a taste of them all right here!

Asphalt Orchestra Plays Pixies: Surfer Rosa

Asphalt Orchestra

Asphalt Orchestra Plays Pixies: Surfer Rosa

When it comes to seminal albums in alternative rock, Pixies’ 1988 debut Surfer Rosa qualifies as a true game-changer. With strong production and even stronger songs, the album tore a rift in the rock ‘n roll continuum, influencing everyone from Kurt Cobain to Radiohead. That influence remains as steadfast as ever among the feverish minds behind Asphalt Orchestra, the 12-piece New York-based marching band with an eclectic ear for new music and boundary-blurring arrangements. The band’s unpredictable repertoire includes the music of Goran Bregovich, David Byrne, Frank Zappa, Charles Mingus, Tatsuya Yoshida, Meshuggah, Yoko Ono and more, so it’s only fitting they should choose to tackle a boisterous, at times even downright ornery noise-rock classic, right? 

Intrepid, energetic and unconventional, AOPP touches a nerve that connects rock and new music — a daring brew.



Florent Ghys

Florent Ghys - Télévision

Florent Ghys presents an epic foray into classical forms, musique concrète, samples and sci-fi that warps the very edges of contemporary music. As Ghys himself describes it, “Télévision is about weather reports, digital music, plastic beauty, synesthesia and dance.” All 13 pieces were composed, played, recorded, filmed and mixed by Ghys.

Catch the record release party on November 30 at Joe's Pub, NYC, wsg Foci + Loci and James Moore + Andie Springer!



Bobby Previte ft. Sō Percussion

The four horsemen of Sō Percussion go toe-to-toe with some of the heavyweights of improvised music in Bobby Previte’s luminous masterpiece TERMINALSFeatured soloists John MedeskiNels ClineZeena Parkins and Greg Osby take turns in the forefront to deliver an electrifying part-composed, part-improvised workout spanning two vinyl pieces.