A Gap Between – Summer Nightrunner
March 25th, 2014 by Nueva Forma™

A Gap Between

Cassette tape

Cassette tape

Cassette tape

A Gap Between’s 10-song album, Summer Nightrunner, bursts forth in that refeshing, I’ve-never-felt-so-alive kinda way, yet it’s also a stripped down, chillwave, honey-sweet nostalgic dream that’ll get you through it.

The titular track soaks you from second one with shimmering synth layered atop a filthy, anchor swallowing deepness that you’ll only find your way out of by letting the gentle lull of its breathy, hiccuping vocals pop you back up into a sexy little snagging beat that’ll definitely tempt your feet and seduce you into hitting repeat. Loved You The Most is a stormy, lonesome jam for those indulgent nights in, with or without someone.

A condensed, glamour-stricken ode to the sun, the moon, and the neon, Nightrunner has that slick 80s sleaze we all not-so-secretly pine for combined with a completely fresh and cunningly atmospheric reverence. It’s like diving into a silvery blot of minnows in your last naked summer, while simultaneously reliving the best skinny-dip of your adult life.

Wander, work, make love or other stuff, tear it up—Summer Nightrunner rolls with you in the before and after, because no matter how or where you’re headed, these songs feel like a summer night and are meant to stick with you.

A Gap Between – Summer Nightrunner Promo Spot #1
January 7th, 2014 by Nueva Forma™

A Gap Between Promo Spot #1

We’re excited to launch this promotional time-lapse video spot for the forthcoming album release by A Gap Between. Mark your calendars, January 21st: Summer Nightrunner.

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New Release: Dead Astronauts EP
October 22nd, 2013 by Nueva Forma™

Dead Astronauts

Watch out, girl; Dead Astronauts are honest. They tell you like it is. Things like you don’t yet realize the destructive nature of love, the fires spreading everywhere, and your bones have left you with no one to hold. Oh, and also, stars explode. Their music is basically an icy cold hug of wisdom best consumed as a vampire smothering aid.

This is DA’s freshman release on Nueva Forma; a reverent and true 80s inspired EP of eight lo-fi new wave tracks, four of which are Perturbator’s retrofuturistic synth remixes – reinventions, really – of the first four tracks. For instance, the original B-side track is a faux-haunting, melodramatic sort of dead-eyed sleepy jam. Pertubators’s remix has this sexy, swelling, cosmic void vibe. Two wild sides of the same righteous coin, if you ask us, so do yourself a solid and flip it. And just try not to notice Glenn Arthur’s morbid-galactic album artwork while you’re at it.

Get the album on Bandcamp, iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, and more.

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Join us for Kontrast at Disjecta on Oct. 10th
October 3rd, 2013 by Nueva Forma™

Kontrast at Disjecta on Oct. 10th

Join us on October 10th, 2013 for a mini-installment of Kontrast at DISJECTA as part of Design Week Portland, a platform that explores the process, craft, and practice of design across disciplines as seen through the lens of Portland’s most vibrant independent programming. The event will be kicking off with a reel review in partnership with AE PDX + Colorcubic at 6 PM, then Kontrast will begin at 8:30 and last until 10ish (or until we get booted out).

Complimentary drinks and food provided at event.

==== ABOUT KONTRAST ====
Kontrast is a Colorcubic & Nueva Forma-curated audiovisual event and creative social mixer; a chance for contemporary performance to move away from typical clubs and into more eclectic and ornate settings where the artistry of the medium can be better explored and appreciated.

==== LINEUP ====
8:30 PM – DJ Honeydripper
9:00 PM – The Bear and The Sea
9:30 PM – _wndfrm
10:00 PM – DJ Honeydripper

Live visuals + interactive installation provided by Colorcubic and Momo the Monster.

$5 (at door or through Eventbrite: https://demoreel.eventbrite.com)
ALL AGES

For more info, visit http://kontrastevent.com

A SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS

  • COLORCUBIC
  • NUEVA FORMA
  • AEPDX
  • NINKASI BREWING
  • GUAYAKI
  • RED BULL
  • ADOBE
  • 52 LTD
  • RED GIANT
  • AUTODESK
  • 3D PDX
  • 3DV
  • PETER CORVALLIS PRODUCTIONS

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IG88′s Remix of Cock & Swan’s Inner Portal
September 3rd, 2013 by Nueva Forma™

Cock & Swan – Inner Portal (IG88 Remix)

IG88′s remix of “Inner Portal” is an early taste of the forthcoming remix collection of tracks pulled from Cock & Swan’s Secret Angles album.

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Like Zippers for Sky: New Track from The Bear And The Sea
September 1st, 2013 by Nueva Forma™

Mist + Moss compilation

The Bear And The Sea just dropped a new track on Soundcloud called Like Zippers for Sky for inclusion on the upcoming Purr Tapes compilation Mist + Moss, out on September 7th. Lovely vocals provided by Hayley Stewart of Dead Astronauts! Enjoy.

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Sept. 7: Prefuse 73 + IG88 + Theoretics
August 21st, 2013 by Nueva Forma™

Prefuse 73 + IG88 + Theoretics

The Crocodile, ReignCity & Decibel Present:
PREFUSE 73
IG88 + Theoretics
8:00PM | 21+ | $15 Adv. | The Crocodile
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Prefuse 73

Guillermo Scott Herren is nothing if not proven. It’s hard to think of a name that carries as much weight in both hip-hop and avant-rock circles as Prefuse 73, who in the past year alone has been asked to remix TV On The Radio, Pelican, BLK JKS, Cornelius, and producing the L.A. duo: “Voices Voices” e.p. on Manimal Records. Not to mention his collaborations with School of Seven Bells and Battles. These interactions have clearly helped to shape the evolving Herren’s sonic aesthetic, which has expanded to include Diamond Watch Wrists twisted visions of prog-rock & “machine funk” and Savath y Savalas global psychedelia.

IG88

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Sept 6: The Bear And The Sea at Replicant
August 21st, 2013 by Nueva Forma™

The Bear And The Sea @ Replicant on 9/6

An evening of aural bliss with 3 of Portland’s finest electronic leaning masterminds at Replicant, an all ages music/arts venue, a recording studio, an event space, and a boutique of tapes, comics and more.

  • The Bear and The Sea (Nueva Forma)
  • TELEPHOBIA (Oligopolist Records)
  • SO̶UL I̶PSUM (Purr Tapes // AMDISCS)

Special Guest DJ sets by Nathaniel Young, and visuals by Dreaming Android Films.

WHEN & WHERE
Friday, Sept. 6
Doors @ 8, Show @ 9

Replicant
1212 SE Powell Blvd.
Portland, Oregon 97202
ALL AGES

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Aug 27: Pinscape Show at Portland Film Festival
August 21st, 2013 by Nueva Forma™

Pinscape @ Portland Film Festival (Photo Source)

Pinscape at Portland Film Festival (Photo credit: Brian Young)

From August 27th to September 1st, Portland won’t just be the city of roses– it’ll be the city of film. All for the love of film, this weeklong event is jam-packed with networking, workshops, guest speakers, film premieres, financing talks, director Q&As and the capacity to be the largest single-night attendance in the history of the city.

On Tuesday, August 27th, join Pinscape and DJ AM Gold as they open the night with live performances, and network with the cast and crew of the films and attending directors from around the globe. Free passed appetizers and a great drink selection to help celebrate independent film in Portland.

WHEN & WHERE
Tuesday, August 27th @ 8:30 PM
Gypsy Lounge
625 NW 21st Avenue
Portland, OR 97209

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