Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Vessels featuring The Flaming Lips

Electronic collective Vessels have a new album, "The Great Distraction," out in September on Different Recordings.  New jam "Deflect the Light" features The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne doing what he does with his oft magical vocals in the mix.  Listen below.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Wand - Plum

With three amazing albums released over a year's time, LA psych rock band Wand quickly became one of my favorites back in 2015.  The last couple of years has seen band members working on different projects, but they're back together again with a new album, "Plum," due in September on Drag City.  Watch the video for the title track below.  The band has dialed back the psychedelic stomp a little bit, but it's still great.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Nine Inch Nails on Twin Peaks

Eight episodes in to the return of "Twin Peaks," and there's been a veritable bevy of amazing music and bands featured on the show so far.  Last night Nine Inch Nails made an appearance performing "She's Gone Away," was pretty fucking awesome.  Anyway, watch below.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Saba Lou

Doesn't it just make you sick when someone decades younger than you is infinitely better at something than you are?  Berlin artist Saba Lou has been recording music since she was 6 years old, and her debut full length, the upcoming "Planet Enigma," which she recorded at 15, is due next month on Ernest Jenning Record Co.  The record features folks like King Khan (who happens to be her father) and Ryan Sambol among others, which just makes it more awesome.  Anyway, listen to the wistful little piece of psych folk, "Lost and Found," below, and marvel at how far beyond her years the artist sounds.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Love Theme

One of my favorite artists of the last few years was the strange and lo-fi, rockabilly drone of Dirty Beaches, the project of Alex Zhang Hungtai.  That project has been defunct for a little while now, but the artist has remained busy, playing tenor sax for Trouble on "Twin Peaks" for one, and now with a new experimental and cinematic drone and electronics trio.  Love Theme make haunting stuff, and listening to "Desert Exile" is like painting a surreal night in ominous tones, driving through a dark city and observing its denizens silently through the window.  Listen below and grab the self-titled album here from Alter.

Friday, June 23, 2017

HEALTH and Preoccupations

Noisy LA electro-rock band HEALTH periodically release dancey remixes of their work.  They're a lot of fun, and the third installment, the aptly named "DISCO 3," has been out for a couple of months, but just made it to vinyl today (i think).  Anyway, as per usual it does not disappoint.  Listen to Preoccupations' remix of "Men Tomorrow" below and get the album from Loma Vista.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Ex Eye

Saxophonist, experimental artist, and all around cool dude Colin Stetson makes some of the most amazing and mind bending music as both a solo artist and collaborator, and now he's put together a fusion of jazz, metal, and more with his new project Ex Eye, a project which band members have described as "post everything."  I dig it.  Listen to the noise of "Xenolith; The Anvil" below and get the self titled record from Relapse tomorrow.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Century Palm

A couple of months late to the party on this, but Toronto's Century Palm have a kind of new wave/post punk/krautrock thing going for them that i would be remiss not to dig into.  The band's "Meet You" LP is out now on Deranged Records, but you can listen to "Then You're Gone" below right now.  Do it.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Dead Cross - Seizure and Desist

I am very much looking forward to the self-titled debut from hardcore supergroup Dead Cross in August, and watching the video for new single "Seizure and Desist" just makes it more so.  It's awesome.  Watch it below and pre-order the album here from Ipecac.

Tobacco - Got Wet in The Bomb Shelter

Always stoked to get new music from Tobacco or Black Moth Super Rainbow.  Listen to the former's latest single "Got Wet in the Bomb Shelter" below.