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05. 22. 12. 04:11 pm

LIXAR SHOWCASE (Friday, June 15 - The Garrison)
LixarIT isn’t just hosting an insane NXNE showcase, they’re also responsible for the NXNE mobile app. Now you can use your phone to figure out you need to be at The Garrison on Friday night.

8 pm - Daughn Gibson9 pm - Peter Kernel10 pm - Art vs. Science11 pm - Doldrums12 am - Yamantaka//Sonic Titan1 am - Widowspeak

For more to see/do/hear, plan away with the NXNE Schedulizer. And everyone’s favourite summer accessory is back - the NXNE pass/wristband.
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LIXAR SHOWCASE (Friday, June 15 - The Garrison)

LixarIT isn’t just hosting an insane NXNE showcase, they’re also responsible for the NXNE mobile app. Now you can use your phone to figure out you need to be at The Garrison on Friday night.

8 pm - Daughn Gibson
9 pm - Peter Kernel
10 pm - Art vs. Science
11 pm - Doldrums
12 am - Yamantaka//Sonic Titan
1 am - Widowspeak

For more to see/do/hear, plan away with the NXNE Schedulizer. And everyone’s favourite summer accessory is back - the NXNE pass/wristband.

05. 02. 12. 03:58 pm

A BAND A DAY WITH NXNE: ART VS. SCIENCE

Parlez-Vous Francais?" Not a pickup line. And way funnier and less depressing than most of the numerous mime fights we’ve seen. And we’ve seen a lot in our time. Seriously - watch it.

Other very not-silent vids:
• The trio covers Daft Punk’s “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger" for Australia’s Triple J radio and their hilariously titled ‘Like a Version’ series.
• An old man uses a stereo vest in “Magic Fountain" to send the town into a dancing frenzy. So basic average Wednesday for us.                                

Art vs. Science plays NXNE 2012. Visit nxne.com/2012/art-vs-science for more information.

05. 02. 12. 03:50 pm
A BAND A DAY WITH NXNE: ART VS. SCIENCE
LOWDOWN:• Band members: Jim Finn (vocals, keyboards); Dan McNamee (“Dan Mac”) (vocals, keyboards, guitar); Dan Williams (Dan W.) (drums, vocals)• Biggest hit:  “Parlez-Vous Francais?”• Must-listen, little-known hit: “Hollywood” (though it isn’t obscure to any players of NBA 2K12)• Year formed: 2007• Genre: Electro-pop-dance or Electro-dance-pop, not 100% on the official nomenclature• Most notable achievement/fact: Most people talk about forming electro-dance-pop bands upon exiting Daft Punk concerts, but these Australian recovering rockers really went for it
Art vs. Science will play NXNE 2012. Visit nxne.com/2012/art-vs-science for more information. High-res

A BAND A DAY WITH NXNE: ART VS. SCIENCE

LOWDOWN:
Band members: Jim Finn (vocals, keyboards); Dan McNamee (“Dan Mac”) (vocals, keyboards, guitar); Dan Williams (Dan W.) (drums, vocals)
Biggest hit:  “Parlez-Vous Francais?”
Must-listen, little-known hit: “Hollywood” (though it isn’t obscure to any players of NBA 2K12)
Year formed: 2007
Genre: Electro-pop-dance or Electro-dance-pop, not 100% on the official nomenclature
Most notable achievement/fact: Most people talk about forming electro-dance-pop bands upon exiting Daft Punk concerts, but these Australian recovering rockers really went for it

Art vs. Science will play NXNE 2012. Visit nxne.com/2012/art-vs-science for more information.

05. 02. 12. 04:06 pm ♥ 2

A BAND A DAY WITH NXNE: ART VS. SCIENCE

12 FACTS

High school friends that came together after Dan McNamee had a gig and no songs.

Another band’s garbage: Art vs. Science was discarded by friends who were also starting up a band (sorry, no takebacks.)

Conquered Australia with a sold-out tour. Take that, kangaroos.

Appeared with Yo Gabba Gabba! live in New York. Kids these days don’t know how good they have it.

"That’s why we try to keep it really simple, because the simpler it is, the louder it can be." We can totally get behind Dan Mac in this Vogue piece.

 Their live show is well loved. If only they were playing Toron… Hey! Nice.

Every show is different, sez the band.

Gotta love a literary type. “Higher” contains the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory inspired lyrics, ‘Get a little greedy like Augustus Gloop.’

Their official website features a section of ‘experiments,’ allowing fans to hear bits and pieces of songs as they are developed.

The boys were rockers until a Daft Punk show converted them. They were amazed when they saw “how dance music can really affect people, people just move so well and get really excited about it.” The guys, who played rock tunes to empty bars for years, learned that the best way to get asses in venues is by giving them something to shake to.

Like to stare at your feet and avoid eye contact? Maybe this isn’t the set for you. These boys love the crowd experience of dancing and enjoying the show. 

• Jim Finn: “Every song we write, we like to see the response it gets. If we think there’s a part in the song where everyone is gonna go nuts, lose their shit and start dancing, and they don’t go quite as nuts as we thought, then maybe we change it a bit. We really take in what the crowd does and go with that.” If more democracies used dancing as a form of voting, the turnout rate would be sky-high.

Art vs. Science plays NXNE 2012. Visit nxne.com/2012/art-vs-science for more more more.

05. 02. 12. 03:52 pm

A BAND A DAY WITH NXNE: ART VS. SCIENCE

Guitars, violent movies — “Hollywood" will make you move and groove.

• It’s not a Peter Gabriel cover, but “Sledgehammer" is still pretty good.
• Robot voices and real drums: “A.I.M. FIRE!" … So that’s what they meant by electro-dance-pop.

Art vs. Science will play NXNE 2012.  Visit nxne.com/2012/art-vs-science for more information.

(Source: SoundCloud / Art vs Science)