‘Go Up’ is a Cat Power and Pharrell-featuring highlight from Cassius‘ recent Ibufornia album, along with ‘Action’ and the title track in particular. The video is a split screen play on image juxtaposition.
The single had a remix package out late last year that included this rather ridiculously fun-buildup by Butch.
In 2013, the remaining Beasties Mike D and Adrock appeared in a Yoko Ono video but there’s been very little else on offer.
On Friday, French band Cassius changed that with the appearance of a new song ‘Action’ featuring Mike D and singer Cat Power on the hook. It’s a rolling percussive dance track that has the hallmarks of a laid-back sunshine groove.
Castlepalooza today has announced a new partnership with Aiken Promotions for its 10th year that sees them bring in bigger names and move the festival from the August bank holiday weekend to Friday 1st – Sunday 3rd July.
On the way to a redesigned site at the haunted Charleville Castle in Tullamore this year are:
Tiger & Woods
Colm Mac Con Iomaire
Overhead, The Albatross
Get Down Edits
The Altered Hours
That might be Castlepalooza’s best lineup yet on the strength of headliners alone.
Tickets are a bit more this year but are still a reasonable €134 + fees for the weekend with camping or €115 + fees for a weekend ticket. Tickets go on sale on Monday at 9am from Ticketmaster.
How to enter ticket comp – Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the gig above in the Subject line you’re entering for along with your full name and phone number in the body of the message. Full info on each show below. Draw closes at 6pm the day before the gig or Friday 3pm latest for weekend gigs.
Tuesday July 15
Hall & Oates @ Olympia Theatre (SOLD OUT) [Pop] You can’t go to that, no oh. (Pictured)
Ham Sandwich @ Whelan’s (€17.50) [Indie] Part of the Whelan’s 25 series of gigs.
Hipdrop presents Toast Cat, Bunk @ Bello Bar (€8/€10) [Jazz/funk] A group of Jazz/Funk musicians who draw inspiration from all of Jazz’s children whether it be Funk, Boogie, Soul, Hip-hop, Afro-beat or Neo-Soul.
Longitude Festival @ Marlay Park (Day ticket sold out / €149.50 for weekend) [Festival] Haim, Disclosure, Chvrches, Hozier, Le Galaxie, Koreless, Eagulls, Nonono, Talos, The Academic, Tvvins and more. (Pictured)
Breakfast Club @ The Dark Horse Inn (7am, €10) [DJs] Giles Armstrong, Simon Conway, Mark Murphy.
Longitude Festival @ Marlay Park (€59.50 day/€149.50 for weekend) [Festival] Massive Attack, James Vincent McMorrow, Banks, First Aid Kit, Rudimental, Mano Le Tough, Bondax, Julio Bashmore, Broods and more.
Hotter Than July @ Meeting House Square, Temple Bar (Free, 2pm – 7pm) [world music] Improvised Music Company & Big Bang Festival West African-inspired Dublin band Manden Express, new trad from Ensemble Eriu, Coisceim Dance, the Balkan flavour of North Strand Kontra Band along samba dancers and bluegrass.
Owen Pallett @ Whelan’s (€20) [indie/alt] The violinist and composer extraordinaire sticks around after his shows with The National. (Pictured)
Sim Simma! @ The Twisted Pepper (6pm, Free) [Reggae] Reggae, dancehall and afrobeat club. Johnny Dread, Tadhg Byrna Bwoi, Frankie Grimes.
Monday July 21
OKO/ Alarmist @ Whelan’s (€10) [Alt/jazz] The experimental side of post-rock/jazz new Irish music. (Pictured)
This rather amazing 31 track compilation is a must-have for anyone interested in any of the featured artists not because they feature but because the standard of songwriting is so high that it exceeds most other charity compilations (AIDS charity Red Hot – A good cause too right?). All and sundry culled from North American alternative and indie music is present including: The National, Feist, Grizzly Bear, Sufjan, The Books, Yeasayer, My Brightest Diamond, Iron and Wine, Spoon, Arcade Fire, Dirty Projectors, David Byrne, Bon Iver, Beirut, Cat Power, Kevin Drew and on and on.. Ridiculous line-up. The album is released today. I’m seriously considering forking out for the triple vinyl package.
Out of 31 tracks it was hard to pick favourites but these three streaming tracks to the right nicely represent the album.