Alaska In Winter TAKE SXSW

 Check out ToneTiger/Submarine Remix of We Are Blind!


 Check out Berlin and Dr Rosen Rosen Remix on RCRD LBL

 Free Williamsburg LIVE review
 SXSW Dates/ West Coast Tour
 March 18th at SXSW at Volume in Austin, TX
 March 21st at Milan Showcase @ Submerged in Austin, TX
 March 26th at Bordello in Los Angeles, CA
 March 29th at DNA Lounge in San Francisco, CA
 March 30th at The Standard (DJ Set) in Los Angeles, CA
 April 2nd at Chop Suey in Seattle, WA
Check out remix of BERLIN by Dr Rosen Rosen

 If you have yet to listen to much loved sophomore release HOLIDAY, now is the time!

– 7.8
 “Holiday would be a fine album at any moment, but it seems especially timely right now. Let’s take a quick inventory: The contours are stark and sleek, and it burns with a weirdly cold heat. The production is elaborate in a streamlined way, the melodies infectious. A sentimental digi-crooner is orbited by hums and blips, as if rendering your voice and music robotic gives you carte blanche to be messily human, even maudlin. Sound familiar? Suddenly, and just in time for the holidays, it’s as if indie pop fans immune to the charms of Kanye West have an 808’s and Heartbreak of their very own.
 Spin – Artist of the Day
 “Globetrotting, laptop-totting electro-nerd melds experiences on excellent new album…”
 :What? Not only is Alaska in Winter more deserving of the title “maverick” than its eponymous state’s governor, the electronic project is also far more versed in foreign policy. Dance Party in the Balkans, the group’s 2007 debut, married robotic cadence with traditional Eastern European tones, fleshed out by dramatic strings and emotive vocals from frontman/Grand Poobah Brandon Bethancourt. This month’s follow-up, Holiday, takes a trip to Berlin — and in AIW’s Germany, life is a cabaret.”
 All Music Guide:
 “An artist who uses autotune, cheap-sounding rhythm machines, and multi-part song formats as profligately as {Brandon Bethancourt} does is just begging you to hate him. So it’s pleasantly frustrating, on the second {Alaska in Winter} album, to find it so utterly impossible to do so.”
 “….far-flung variety of forms into chilly, beat-oriented, downtempo hymns: amorous Balkan strings, the melismatic vocal tapestries of classical Arabian music (often so gently vocoder-kissed as to sound more spectral than robotic), icily splintered piano loops (which are actually played live), skittering hip-hop percussion (ditto), and soaringly simple indie pop melodies obscured in an atmospheric haze.”
 “Sounds like: Ratatat meets robotic Balkan natives.

 Milan Records/Minty Fresh Showcase
 SATURDAY, March 21st
 8PM-2AM – Submerged (333 E 2nd St)
 8pm: Drew Andrews
 9pm: The Subjects
 10pm: Ezra Furman & The Harpoons
 11pm: Alaska in Winter
 12pm: White Shoes & The Couples Company
 1am: The Devil Makes Three 

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