Deerhoof vs. evil
Think back to when you were 16.
No one could tell you what to do. You were a force to be reckoned with – filled with the undeniable feeling that you could take on anything and win. Having formed in 1994, Deerhoof has now reached that fateful age and by rites it’s their turn to go out and challenge the world.
The result – the band’s eleventh album, is Deerhoof vs. Evil, and Polyvinyl Records are excited to announce they have joined forces with Deerhoof for the album’s release next year.
The New York Times call Deerhoof “one of the most original rock bands to have come along in the last decade” and, frankly, we couldn’t agree more.
The same way a rebellious teen turns tough and irrational, before making the album Greg Saunier, Ed Rodriguez, John Dieterich and Satomi Matsuzaki just up and split from San Francisco, the only home they’ve ever known as a band, and left behind all notions of what a “Deerhoof record sounds like.”

Precisely 30 years after the original album's release, LXMP offers its take on Hancock's 'Future Shock' - the record from which everybody knows, and loves, the piece 'Rock It' and nothing else. The record which was supposed to be the dawn of the 21st century and so on and so forth. To answer the commission of Unsound festival, whose theme for 2011 was "Future Shock" (a reference, naturally, to Alvin Toffler's book), Piotrek and Maciek decided to take the easy path and delve into the world of synthesizers, the back-then-ominous MIDI sound, digital reverbs, horrific longueurs and Bill Laswell. In their interpretation, they did all they could to cross out everything from that list, except the synthesizers. And the drums. And the broad use of the vocoder. And Thymme Jones of Cheer-Accident who laid down the drums on the title track.
Before the release, the band managed to showcase the material at a few live gigs in Poland, Europe and the cradle of futureshockism - the US, where their rendition met with deep understanding and respect from the MIDI people.
'Back To The Future Shock' is published in two formats: CD and LP. To honor historical truth, the CD features a bonus track - a remix of 'Rockit', created by Brazilian artist Mauricio Takara.

* additional support for LXMP provided by the Polish Cultural Institute New York

Wheelchair Sports Camp

Wheelchair Sports Camp, the Denver based pseudo hip-hop band is Kalyn as MC/producer, Abi McGaha Miller as vocalist/saxophone, brother Isaac as live rhythm, and Christopher Behm-Meyer as DJ B*Money. The band unknowingly started in the summer of 1997 when Kalyn moved back from Burbank, CA to her Denver hometown and was invited to attend and corrupt the 14th annual week-long Wheelchair Sports Camp. Having grown-up listening to TLC, Salt -n- Pepa, Missy Elliot and The Pharcyde despite her parent's recommendations, Kalyn entered a talent show at the age of 12 rapping originial rhymes over a cassette of herself beatboxing. After meeting Abi and later brother Isaac in college, Kalyn combined talents to create a more live, jazzy, funky, combination to the traditional hip-hop group. And after hitting their groove with DMC national finalist DJ B*Money, they had everything a group could need to call themselves a good band. The unconventional setup of live instruments, turntables and Kalyn's produced beats, presents a polished sound unique to the hip hop game with old-school lyrics that maintain a sarcastic yet independent and heavy consciousness. After playing for a few years around the Denver metro area, the group has been fortunate enough to share the stage with headliners and mentors like Raekwon, Rahzel, Zion I, Souls Of Mischief, good friend One Be Lo & Binary Star, Blueprint, Mr. Dibbs, Macklemore, DubConscious, Pep Love, Astronautalis and many more. The band has played outside home in places including New York, Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, and continues to expand their fanbase in further markets.
Wheelchair Sports Camp persists to stay passionate about many causes, playing shows to raise money and awareness to prevent domestic violence, support Haiti relief efforts, promote equality, advocate an end to the war in the Middle East, aid the homeless, and The OCCUPY Denver movement as well. Taking a nod from one of their favorite artists Radiohead, Wheelchair Sports Camp always has free or pay what you can CDs available at shows for fans. "If you can't afford music or food, steal it!" has been their motto since inception. Their goal is to spread their music like wildfire, and they encourage their fans to share and borrow creativity in hopes to conserve a free culture. To them, it's the only way to keep their music headed in the right direction without allowing money and greed to interfere with the creative process.


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