Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Cindy Lee - Heavy Metal

Good news everyone!  February brings us a new record from Cindy Lee, Patrick Flegel's wonderful project that combs the sounds of old girl groups and reverb and pairs them with reflections on loneliness.  The project has produced some of my favorite music of the last five years.  Pre-order "What's Tonight to Eternity" here via Superior Viaduct, and listen to album closer and tribute to former band mate Chris Reimer (RIP), "Heavy Metal," below.


Daily Jam - Princess Gika

There are a ton of old artists that i discover only because their work gets sampled in other work, and honestly it's kind of fun to play sonic detective and find these old tunes bases a few seconds worth of looped sound.  Galt Mac Dermot's "Princess Gika" for instance, was sampled by MF DOOM on the song "That's That."  And now i love both.  Check it out below, our Daily Jam.


Tuesday, December 10, 2019

There Are No Thieves in This Town

It's cold and it's wet and our power keeps going out, so i'm getting this in real quick before taking the 3-year old to daycare.  Brooklyn artist There Are No Thieves in This Town is set to release new album "All the Luck in the World" in a few days on Never Content, with a cassette release to follow in January.  Check out the droney, shoegazey, dreamy, folky "Dropt Not Down" below, and pre-order the album here.


Daily Jam - Andelusia

Starting the morning off with an instrumental '80s post punk jam from LA's Savage Republic.  Listen to "Andelusia" below, our Daily Jam.

Monday, December 9, 2019

Burial

It's been over a decade since we got the last full-length LP from enigmatic producer Burial, but that's not to say that he hasn't been busy.  The last 12 years have seen a slew of singles, EPs, and collaborations, and now the artist has released a compilation of the work made from 2011 to 2019 called, coincidentally enough, "Tunes 2011 to 2019."  Listen to my favorite of the bunch, "Come Down to Us" below and get the album here from Hyperdub.


Daily Jam - Last to Know

I go back and forth as to whether "Angel Dust" or "King for a Day, Fool for a Lifetime" is my favorite Faith No More album.  Today, i'm leaning on the latter, so here's "Last to Know," our Daily Jam.


Sunday, December 8, 2019

Daily Jam - Grounds for Divorce

Still in a mood, so here's the excellent "Grounds for Divorce" from the also excellent Big Business for our Daily Jam.


Öxxö Xööx

Nothing like watching your stupid football team blow it in the final minute of a big game to make you want to listen to some French, avant garde, and dramatic black metal.  So here's the latest from French, avant garde, and dramatic black metal band Öxxö Xööx to try to center me.  Listen to "3ën" below and snag the new album "Ÿ" here from Blood Music.

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Marissa Nadler and Stephen Brodsky

Marissa Nadler and Stephen Brodsky put out the excellent "Droneflower" LP earlier this year, a record that included a wonderful cover version of Guns n' Roses' epic "Estranged."  And now the duo are back with two new dark folk cover versions of Phil Collins' dopey "In the Air Tonight," and Extreme's dopey "More than Words."  And they're both excellent too.  I'm particularly fond of the Extreme cover, probably because the original was HUGE when i was in the 6th grade.  Check them both out below and get them here via Sacred Bones.


Moor Mother

I kept seeing the name Moor Mother pop up over the last few months and thought to myself that the moniker alone made it sound like something i would want to check out.  I was correct.  Fusing drone, hip-hop, dark ambient tones, and noise, the music of Moor Mother sounds like some dark and mutated thing that oozed its ways out of some heretofore undiscovered netherworld.  Check out the crawling, hissing album opening "Repeater" below and grab the new "Analog Fluids of Sonic Black Holes" LP here from Don Giovanni Records.