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Ten Kens – Namesake






“Excellently skewed, arty rock, like Sonic Youth and Liars colliding.” — NME

Ten Kens, the Toronto based ethereal artrock group, is streaming their entire forthcoming album, Namesake, a week early via the massive Canadian entertainment conglomerate, Exclaim!  This is also in conjunction with their recently released video from Namesame for the song “Gently Used“, which is presented by Tiny Mix Tapes and available above. Finally, to give you a probably way over the necessary dose, the video for “When A Door Opens” also premiered via Consequence of Sound. which, you guessed it, is also available above.

Released after two years of nerve racking tranquility and a sophomore album glow, the aptly titled Namesake moves the band away from their signature genre-bending dither into a more darkened psychedelic day trip experience. The result of an intense yearlong recording period and masterfully engineered/produced by Ten Kens own Brett Paulin and Dan Workman, the band jumped from one recording facility to the next in order to find each individual sound which makes this whole. Apparently, the band enjoys disappearing “into complete isolation to keep their vision focused and devoid of any outside influence” which may come across from just the first 2 mins of “Gently Used“.

It is this insidious exploration, though, coupled with an almost ambient prog rock, that makes Namesake such an experience as for as an album. An abstract art-piece constructed from the remains of decaying genres, Ten Kens’  Namesake is an unapologetic trance of post-rock meets prog rock with a whole lot thrown in between. Basically, it’s beautiful. Grab a download or don’t be stingy and grab the vinyl (Release Date: May 21, 2013, if it’s a great album, it’s a worthwhile buy and yes, Namesake is a great album). Here’s to hoping a tour is in the works.

Cliff.DI

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Dissociative Identity Productions – Public Relations Recruitment

Unfortunately, I was unable to attend my radio program yesterday: midterms have proved to be far more annoying than I had originally assumed. Despite to say, I wanted to announce that Dissociative Identity Productions is currently recruiting for additional members in our Public Relations Department.

So what the hell does that mean? Well, for one, we would love to have additional writers. Whether your a seasoned blogger or a recreational writer, feel free to shoot us a message from our contact page to let us know about your interest. Want to get your boots on the ground with some physical promotion? Then let us know and we can assist you in joining our street team. Whatever your passions may be, let us know: this site should never simply be able one individuals ego so assist and expand Dissociative Identity Productions.

Anyways let us know whatever your thoughts are an, of course, get psyched for the Dissociative Identity Productions & Noise Level Magazine show ft. Slow Animal, Wellboys, Canada, & Hairyman, Sat. May 4th from 6pm – 11pm for outdoor fun, cool beers, and just plain good times. Till then.

 

Facebook Event Page

– SLOW ANIMAL (PHILLY)

– WELLBOYS (PHILLY) 

– CANADA (WC)

– HAIRYMAN (PHILLY)

Doors/hangouts at 6, Music at 7, End by 11

$5 at the door, $3 if you like Noise Level Mag or DIP on the Facebook

– Cliff

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Dissociative Identity Productions & Noise Level Magazine Presents: SLOW ANIMAL, WELLBOYS, CANADA, & HAIRYMAN

If ya hadn’t noticed, I haven’t written in awhile. Computer experienced some minor technical difficulties despite to say, things are back to normal. Now back to the real point of this article. As you may have figured out by now from our Facebook Page, Dissociative Identity Productions & Noise Level Magazine are proud to present: Slow Animal, Wellboys, Canada, & Hairyman.

We are extremely excited for the show as we will be hosting it outdoors (with a rain location ready, just in case) to get the most out of the upcoming spring time weather. Furthermore, we are also extremely proud with our lineup. Whether seen through our header, Slow Animal, to our opener, Hairyman (Elgin & Travis (Ted Nguyent)), the show provides a great cast for good times in the spring time.

The final note worth mentioning are the prices. While we had intended to actually charge more initially, both Noise Level Magazine & Dissociative Identity Productions want to encourage as many people as possible to come on out and enjoy themselves. That’s why admission will actually be only $3 if you like either Dissociative Identity Productions‘ or Noise Level Magazine‘s Facebook Page, with it being $5 at the door otherwise. Simply like the page beforehand, by the day of the show, and state your name at the door for the discount. There will also be beers available at the venue for those interested.

Anyways, thank you so much for all of those who have come together to help with this process and for continued support. I look forward to seeing you in less than two weeks and feel free to hit us up if you have any questions, comments, or concerns. See ya soon.

Facebook Event Page

– SLOW ANIMAL (PHILLY)

– WELLBOYS (PHILLY) 

– CANADA (WC)

– HAIRYMAN (PHILLY)

Doors/hangouts at 6, Music at 7, End by 11

$5 at the door, $3 if you like Noise Level Mag or DIP on the Facebook

– Cliff

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