Tennyson share vibrant new visuals for ‘Cry Bird’

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After the release of their EP, Uh Oh!, and the conclusion of their second headlining tour, Canadian sibling duo Tennyson shared a new visual for “Cry Bird,” out now via OWSLA.

Using quippy CGI to illustrate the playful world the two have created, they unleash the second visual inspired by the song, following an animated reproduction of Luke and Tess’ dance moves put together through a collaboration of their fans.

“Cry Bird” is an off-kilter breed of electro-pop that is both catchy and daringly experimental, which plays off the use of everyday sounds, and equally assures Tennyson’s an act electronica fans ought to keep an eye on.

Photo Credit: Tonje Thilesen

FORM Arcosanti delivers impeccably curated lineup including Chance The Rapper, Skrillex, Charli XCX and more for fifth annual installment

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It has been half a decade since Hundred Waters began bringing their creative friends to Arizona’s high desert micro-city, Arocosanti. Now, the OWSLA-championed trio have curated their finest lineup yet ahead of the fifth installment of FORM Arcosanti. The model-challenging festival alternative is gearing up for its biggest edition in yet, with a bill topped by newcomers Chance The Rapper, Charli XCX, The Black Madonna, Fleet Foxes and Beach House. FORM participants experience intimate annual performances by Skrillex and Hundred Waters, along with slated appearances this year by Mija, SOPHIE, Tennyson, Daniel Caesar and more. Local Arizona legends, Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra are also scheduled to make their festival debut.

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The weekend-long event applies meticulous focus on creating an inclusive, inviting, and creative space not only for performances and visual showcases, but for education and social discourse as well. This year FORM has partnered with the ACLU, Planned Parenthood, and Chance The Rapper’s youth-empowerment initiative SocialWorks.

The fifth iteration of FORM is scheduled to take place from May 11-13.

Meet the counselors of Dirtybird Campout: Tennyson

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Dirtybird Campout, Southern California’s wildest adult summer camp, is preparing for its third installment this weekend, October 6-8. As has been established in its past editions, the campout will be packed with childhood nostalgia, scrumptious BBQ, and earth-shaking beats. Furthermore, this year will be its biggest yet, with a move to a larger venue at Lake San Antonio. Adding to the label’s nest of talent, acts like Amtrac, Coyu, and the Desert Hearts crew will be joining the house haven’s music lineup with more special guests still to be announced. Ahead of this weekend’s bonfire debauchery, we’ve teamed up with Dirtybird for an ongoing interview series spotlighting both the imprint’s own stars and the myriad of world-class artists on the concert’s bill.

Brother and sister act Tennyson represent a step outside the status quo when it comes to electronica. Hailing from Canada, the two wield their vast experience as musicians (they began as buskers) into their work with full blinders on toward whatever tropes are taking over the contemporary dance space. What results is rich, fluid bass music whose experimental flair involves everything from jazz to glitch elements. Their eclectic, yet avant-garde take on production has made them a well-loved act in the underground indie realm despite having only gotten started in 2013.  The past year in particular has been bountyful for Tennyson, with a remix signed to Fool’s Gold records and collaborations with Mr. Carmack under their belt, in addition to a brand new EP titled Uh Oh!, whose release is on the horizon.

Given Claude VonStroke’s outspoken love of the lower frequencies of music, it makes perfect sense that the fledgling duo were handpicked to appear at this year’s Dirtybird Campout. The two sat down to answer camping-related inquiries, as well as provide us with an inkling of what’s coming down their pipeline.

 

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How long have you been performing for & how did you get your start?
Very first Tennyson performance was in 2013 around Christmas time. We had a jazz cover band before that so we had all the instruments we needed.

What was your first label release? Would you still play it?
Luke: The release at end of this month will be the first!

What has been the biggest breakthrough of your career?
Tess: Our first tour with Ryan Hemsworth was a huge step. The exposure from playing those shows got us a ton of new listeners, and we made a lot of great friends as well.
Luke: “Like What EP” changed a lot of things for us, it’s probably the reason we had fans in Asia and Europe.

If you could be another artist for a day, who would you pick?
Tess: Psy (Gangnam Style!)
Luke: Yeah, probably Psy too.

What are you looking forward to most about Dirtybird Campout?
Tess: I really love playing outdoor music festivals. There’s something nostalgic about sitting on dry grass and smelling trees while listening to music. I think it’s because when we were kids our parents took us to a lot of smaller outdoor music festivals so they will always have really nice warm vibes for me.
Luke: Kickball.

If you could recommend three artists to catch from the lineup, who would you pick?
Luke: Matthew Dear, Deebs, Justin Martin

What are three essential items you wouldn’t go camping without?
Tess: Three packs of tiny camping cereals.
Luke: Porlex, Aeropess, Coffee

Do you have a favorite (or funny) camping memory?
Tess: Our family attended this tiny music festival in Alberta when we kids and Luke and I both brought our best friends. We met all the other kids who were camping and when the sun went down we organized a massive game of hide-and-seek tag. I love the kid feeling of like hiding in the trees somewhere with your friends and catching your breath because you’ve been running and the whole time there’s been a band playing music in the background.

Odesza Demonstrate Why They Are Unstoppable During Powerful Set At Red Rocks

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We were lucky enough to be in attendance at Odesza’s Red Rocks show this past Sunday night. The duo was supported by Pomo, Tennyson and FKJ, all of which were absolutely spectacular. While the weather did not clear up for the crowd on Saturday, Sunday ended up being clearly and breezy. It was the perfect

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Odesza Demonstrate Why They Are Unstoppable During Powerful Set At Red Rocks

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We were lucky enough to be in attendance at Odesza’s Red Rocks show this past Sunday night. The duo was supported by Pomo, Tennyson and FKJ, all of which were absolutely spectacular. While the weather did not clear up for the crowd on Saturday, Sunday ended up being clearly and breezy. It was the perfect

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M83 Put on a Spectacular Show at WaMu Theater [Photos]

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Photos by Eric Tra

M83 put on a dazzling display of lights and sounds at Seattle’s WaMu Theater. Tuesday’s show kicked off with two openers Tennyson and YeasayerTennyson, a duo out of Canada, wowed the crowd with a unique blend of jazz infused electronica. While the band featured a relatively simple setup, their sound was anything but. Retro audio samples layered over chilled out synth hums, as steady drum track created tunes that take a fresh spin on jazz song formulas. While only on tour with M83 for a handful of shows, Tennyson still proved to be a nice surprise for those only expecting to see a two act bill.

Up next, Brooklyn based outfit, Yeasayer took the stage and went straight into their set which featured crowd favorites such as “Madder Red” and “I am Chemistry”. If you haven’t seen Yeasayer before, it might come as a surprise that the lead vocals are shared between members Anand Wilder and Chris Keating. This play between lead vocal responsibility throughout the set created a nice dynamic which kept the audience on their toes. However, despite Yeasayer’s infectiously catchy rhythms and dance pop beats, the audience failed to carry out an attempt at a sing along midway through the set. Fortunately Yeasayer carried on with grace and wrapped up with some tracks from their first album All Hour Cymbals to commemorate the nine year anniversary of their first album as noted by Keating earlier in the set.

M83’s set spared no expense both sonically and visually. The performance included a fantastic collection of hit singles such as “Intro” and “Midnight City”as well as some numbers from the latest album, Junk, like the retro synth pop jam “Road Blaster,” which featured a barrage of drums, reverberating keyboard synths and wild electric horn blasts. In addition to the band’s impressive line up of musical talent, old M83 fans will be delighted to hear the musical prowess of Kaela Sinclair, the band’s newest member and keyboardist as of last March. Already a keyboard maestro, Sinclair also brings to the table an impressive vocal range that can be heard on tracks like “Oblivion.”

Beyond the music, one of the most anticipated aspects of M83’s show was lighting production. Armed with a technicolor arsenal of everything from a twinkling star-like backdrop to beaming rays of blue, red and green that cut through the smoke with spectacular effect, everything about the lighting for this show was on point. M83 is currently on tour promoting Junk — catch them on tour if you can, you won’t regret it!

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