Disappears kicked off A European tour this week to support Pre Language (Kranky) and will spend much of spring on the road, but they continue to maintain a slew of side projects. John Congleton (St. Vincent, Explosions in the Sky) recently mixed the band's collaboration with drone duo White/Light, and drummer Steve Shelley will release it on his Vampire Blues label in the fall. Newish four-piece E+, which includes guitarist Jonathan Van Herik and bassist Damon Carruesco, just recorded a three-song demo in the home studio of Bare Mutants guitarist Jered Gummere, due imminently via Priority Male. And last but not least, front man Brian Case has a new darkwave duo, Acteurs, with Jeremy Lemos of White/Light.
Chrissy Murderbot's April tour of Europe includes a stop in Siberia, thanks to fans in Russia—namely the promoters who booked him in Ekaterinburg and Tyumen. The DJ and producer has played Russia before, but he's never made it as far as the Urals, much less further east—and out there bass music is, apparently, a big deal. Says Murderbot, "Getting there is a 25-hour train ride from Moscow, so we'll see how that goes."
Anatomy of Habit drummer and bassist Dylan Posa is quitting the band and disbanding his own Three Cheers for One Dead Man—because he's leaving for Ohio. "My wife and I had been looking for some place to kind of settle down and find a nice school system for my son," he says. He's landed a job managing an entertainment complex in a small town 40 minutes from Cincinnati. Anatomy of Habit is trying out replacements, and will play a final show with Posa on Fri 3/23 at Cobra Lounge—the day before he moves.
When Miles Raymer mentioned the big remix commission Flosstradamus were working on at SXSW, he couldn't say what the job was. But now it can be told: the half-local duo is remixing the Diplo-produced Usher track "Climax." No release date yet. —Jessica Hopper and Leor Galil
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