Emancipator wants to set you free. With a distinct and enthralling hybrid between electronic and traditional instrumentation, Emancipator's wunderkind Doug Appling is ostensibly waging a kind of war on the expectations we hold for music. Dusk to Dawn, the third album released by Emancipator and the first released by Appling's newly-founded Loci Records, drops today January 29th amid an extensive US tour. Dusk to Dawn is the first release from Emancipator in three years. The first single, "Minor Cause", has been added to the station as well as "The Way" which features Dominic Lalli, from Big Gigantic, on saxophone.
2013.01.28 | New music videos from Tame Impala and Grizzly Bear
Released today through the magic and majesty of the interwebs are two interesting videos from two very interesting bands. Tame Imapala's Mind Mischief from the album Lonerism follows a brief and illicit relationship between student and teacher. The climactic scenes evolve into some trippy animation that does get a bit NSFW. Also out today is Grizzly Bear's new video for the song Gun-Shy off the album Shields. The video studies some aspects of the physical bodies of Grizzly Bear's members and explores some digital and telescopic modifications of the images captured. Make sure to check out both Lonerism and Shields, in stores and online now.
2012.01.28 | Jim James Announces Tour
My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James will release his debut solo album, on February 5th. The release will be followed by a few northeastern US tour dates in late February and James will tour a bit more extensively in April and May. James will also appear on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon performing alongside Fallon's house band, The Roots, on February 4th and 5th promoting the album. You can stream and hear Regions of Light and Sound of God at NPR.
2013.01.27 | The Mars Volta Disband
Experimental-latin-noise-rockers The Mars Volta have broken up as reported by singer Cedric Bixler Zavala via his twitter.
The Mars Volta formed in 2001 after the disbanding of their previous project At the Drive-In who it is worth mentioning reunited at last year's Coachella and Lollapallooza festivals. The Mars Volta released 6 albums beginning with 2003's groundbreaking De-loused in the Comatorium and apparently ending with 2012's Noctourniquet. The new project of Volta guitarist Omar Rodriguez Lopez and drummer Deantoni Parks, Bosnian Rainbows, are set to release their first album, Torn Maps, in the summer of 2013.
2013.01.27 | The Flaming Lips' The Terror Drops April 2nd
In their three decade history, the Flaming Lips have played almost every role imaginable in the rock scene, from local heroes to rock and roll underdogs, to elaborate and grandiose live-show pioneers, to grammy winning darlings, to top 40 radio regulars, to total psychedelic wildcards. Now, after 14 albums which showcase talents in styles from punk to pop to hypothetic and futuristic rock, and a 3 year break from recording and releasing a traditional studio album, the Lips are set to release The Terror on April 1st of 2013. The nine track album will be available for digital pre-order on January 29th. A non-album track, "Sun Blows Up Today" will be available with pre-order of the album (also available below), and that track will also be heard in an advertisement premiering during the Superbowl on February 3rd starring the Lips.
2013.01.27 | Featured Artists | Father John Misty
Josh Tillman has spent years earning his current position in the indie-pop spotlight. After a near three year stint of recording and touring with Seattle's Fleet Foxes, which itself came after an even longer stint of solo records and shows, Tillman decided to move himself to L. A., don the moniker Father John Misty, and release an album.
Fear Fun is a collection of songs obviously informed intimately by past experience yet it signifies a new commitment to a frank and creative sincerity- a sincerity that never necessarily excludes an often dark and always witty sense of humor- that Tillman never seemed fully comfortable incorporating in past endeavors.
Father John Misty is scheduled to perform both weekends of Coachella in April.
2013.01.27 | Updates to RadioCallisto.com
I am still working on the website. We will have some new content, such as live show and album reviews, up on the site quite soon. I am also working on an Android app that will be available on the Google Play Store in February. You can download it on the site right now by clicking the link in the menu bar. Album artwork for recent tracks and the flash player is our current project. We have close to a thousand songs on the station and we will be increasing the number well past that mark soon.