Top Albums of 2017

Lists are arbitrary and burdensome, but why not join the fun everyone else is having? We gathered our lists, separate lists for all of us, then combined them into one that had 50 albums. What you get here are the four writers/contributors of ATH, giving you their meaningless opinions on what we thought was the jam in 2017. It’s alphabetical, and we put the initials next to it so you could track down your enemy!

 

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Enjoy This New Dinner Video

When I first encountered Dinner at SXSW a bit ago, I regarded him as a bit of an oddity, something you had to see to believe. But, the great thing about that performance was that it made me go back and listen to his music; I’ve been hooked ever since. His excellent new album New Work just dropped via Captured Tracks, and this video provides a further illustration at the intoxicating qualities of his tunes. Deep vocal tones dancing atop steady beat work should be enough to grab the ear of any listener. He’ll also be touring the US throughout October with a date in Austin on the 23rd at Hotel Vegas.

Loving This New Dinner

I don’t know if I’ve ever witnessed a live set like the one Dinner put on a few years ago at SXSW; both odd and captivating…and I’ve since sworn allegiance. He just announced the release of his newest album, New Work, accompanied with a brand new video for the album’s first single. I like the light quality to it, drifting little beats while Anders sings atop with his deep tones. It’s high time you indulge yourself in the greatness that is Dinner; the new LP drops on September 8th via Captured Tracks…plus some tour dates throughout October, including an Austin date!

Synthpop Jam From Dinner

12733419_1119320051420631_232698997424339021_nWe know you love the weirdo synth pop that Dinner brings to the table, and so we know you’ll love the latest single from the gentleman. “Cool As Ice” is premiering today via the format of this odd video below, on which you’ll see some quality lip syncing and the finest of video editing. More importantly, you’ll hear the great new track, which is synthy and poppy as promised, but in a grainy lo-fi fashion and the vocals are impossibly deep. Take a listen below and get ready to catch Dinner at SXSW as well as his upcoming album,Psychic Lovers, which is out April 1st viaCaptured Tracks.

SXSW Interview: Dinner

dinnerIt’s that time of year again kids. You guessed it, it’s time for us to start prepping for everyone’s favorite good time in March… SXSW. As usual, we will be doing everything we can to get you people ready and prepped for the fun times ahead. As part of that plan, we’ll be giving you some interviews from here on out focusing on some bands we think you should be paying attention to during the festival. Today we kick of these interviews with one from Danish group Dinner. Project mastermind Anders Rhedin has given us the responses. Follow the jump for more.

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Dinner Announce Debut

dinnerJust so we can be all over the place today, musically speaking, I wanted to make sure we gave some love to this synth hit from Dinner, who’ve just announced their debut with Captured Tracks. The project belongs to Anders Rhedin, who is bouncing around the globe, producing his work, and here we have him doing a bedroom croon over his synthesized loops; you’ll want to take this with you to your next dance party. Psychic Lovers is out on April 1st via Captured Tracks…so sit back and absorb this tune.

Show Preview: Jacco Gardner/EZTV @ Red 7 (7.4)

Panache Booking July 4th Event 2015

Date 07.04
Location Red 7
Doors 9 pm
Tickets 10$ Here

So you’ve been invited to three different barbecues and four different Fourth of July parties, and you simply can’t choose which one to go to. Solution: hit up Red 7 with me and some of your friends and rock out for ‘Mericuh Day. Here is your chance to catch not just one or two great acts, but four. Jacco Gardner is riding high off his trippy psychedelic folk release, Hypnophobia, while EZTV are sure to melt your face with their crisp and angular guitar playing. Dinner, another Captured Tracks artist, will mix things up with his trippy new age electronica, while Lonely Life will start the evening off with a little hardcore punk. Since doors are late, swing by those parties and then head on over to catch this great lineup. What is more american than celebrating your love of the jams for a low low price? Nothing, that’s what. Except maybe apple pie. Maybe.

 

Captured Tracks Serve Us Dinner

lunchI’m definitely a fan of Captured Tracks; they’ve tossed out some great tunes, but I haven’t quite heard anything from the label like their latest signing, Dinner.  It’s the musical project of Anders Rhedin, and while there’s a definitive electronic pop attitude, this song shows the genre being spun in a different manner.  For starters, the vocals take on varying pitches and tones, some of which are stretched to evoke a darkly haunting tune.  You’ll be able to hear more from the producer when the Oui EP is released this fall, with a full length following early next year. Yes, we’re already thinking about next year.