Sunday, August 20, 2017

Jackie Shane

Long the purveyors of obscure soul gems from around the world, Numero Group has really outdone themselves this time, with the upcoming compilation album of 1960's Toronto transgender artist Jackie Shane.  "Any Other Way" compiles the artist's singles as well as live session from 1967 with the usual Numero attention to detail and sound.  Given a lot of the current political climate, this music feels as important now as it probably was 50 years ago.  Listen to "Cruel Cruel World" below and pre-order here.


Saturday, August 19, 2017

Ritual Howls

Gothy, industrial-esque Detroit post punk band Ritual Howls are back next month with a new EP on Felte.  On "Blood Red Moon," there's almost a dance thing going on, like some dour, but propulsive beat to send you into the grave.  Listen below and pre-order the "Their Body" EP here.


Friday, August 18, 2017

King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard with Mild High Club

Continuing their mission to release 5(!) albums this year, the nuts in Australian garage psych outfit King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard with their third record of 2017, a collaborative effort with Los Angeles band Mild High Club called "Sketches of Brunswick East."  The album is available now for download and streaming via Flightless, and up for physical pre-order from ATO.  Listen to "Countdown" below.


Thursday, August 17, 2017

Secret Chiefs 3 - Personae: Halloween

I was fortunate enough to see Mike Patton/Dave Lombardo supergroup Dead Cross last night, and made sure to get there early enough to catch Secret Chiefs 3 as well...and...they melted my damn brain.  I'm only familiar with some of their music, but seeing them live was something else entirely, only made more so by their proggy cover of John Carpenter's theme from "Halloween."  Color me smitten.  I going to have to deep dive into the band's catalog wholesale.  Anyway, the song appears on the 2013 album "Book of Souls: Folio A," which you can get from Web of Mimicry, and you should definitely watch the video below.


Grooms

Hey guys, it's Thursday, and as far as i know, we haven't descended into all out civil war yet, so here's some fractured, gloomy (yet dreamy) pop from Brooklyn's Grooms.  Listen to "Turn Your Body" below and be sure to get the upcoming "Exit Index" LP in October on Western Vinyl.


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

LCD Soundsystem - tonite

Good news everyone, LCD Soundsystem released a new single from their upcoming return, the pulsing, electro-disco jam, "tonite."  Watch the video for the song below and get new album "American Dream" on September 1st.  That's just over two weeks away.  Holy shit!


Shabazz Palaces - Shine A Light

Shabazz Palaces put out one of my favorite songs of the year so far with "Shine A Light," from their "Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star" LP, and now they have an accompanying video.  And whoa, what a video.  Watch below and get the record (one of two the artists have released this year) from Sub Pop.


Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith

Experimental electronic artist Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith has a new album in the works, and here's a weird (and excellent) little track from it called "To Follow and Lead."  Listen below and get the upcoming new record "The Kid" from Western Vinyl in October.


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Ariel Pink - Feels Like Heaven

Ariel Pink's new album "Dedicated to Bobby Jameson" is out next month on Mexican Summer, and the artist has released another new track from the record, this time with the dreamy, 80's pop-tinged "Feels Like Heaven."  It's an airy and floating little jam, a wistful post summer tune for sunsets.  Listen below.


Monday, August 14, 2017

Wolf Eyes - No Hate

Following the events that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend that resulted in the death of 32-year old Heather Heyer at the hands of a white supremacist, noisy Detroit band Wolf Eyes have released a free experimental album called "No Hate" to help bolster the fundraising effort for a Go Fund Me campaign to aid Ms. Heyer's family.  Listen to the whole thing below, download it here, and donate here.