Wednesday, March 21, 2018

The Messthetics

The Messthetics are an instrumental group from Washington D.C. featuring Fugazi's rhythm section of Brendan Canty and Joe Lally playing alongside experimental jazz guitarist Anthony Pirog.  The result is an aggressive mix of jazz, prog, and punk.  Listen to "Serpent Tongue" below and pre-order the band's self-titled debut here from Dischord, out this Friday.

Holy Pink

Here's some spacey, new-agey synthesizer explorations from LA duo Holy Pink.  The group's upcoming "Meditation Hymns for an Electronic Age" cassette lands in late April via Never Content, but listen to album opener "Fragrant" below in the meanwhile.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Vive la Void

Moon Duo member Sanae Yamada is set to release her first solo project this May on Sacred Bones, the upcoming Vive la Void.  First taste "Red Rider" has a hazy, moody synth thing going for it, smoky tones for a blistering hot day.  I dig it.  Check out the video below and pre-order here.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Run the Jewels - Oh Mama

This has actually been out for a few days, but i finally had a sec to sit and watch the new Rick and Morty featuring video for Run the Jewels' "Oh Mama" from "RTJ3."  It's pretty awesome, and as i'm a fan of both RTJ and "Rick and Morty," this is right up my alley.  Watch below.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Blanck Mass Remixed by Zola Jesus

Hunting around for some new music this morning, and came across an EP of remixes of songs from Blanck Mass's 2017 album "World Eater."  It's gonna be a good day.  Zola Jesus, Gazelle Twin, Naked, and M. Lamar each take a track from the record and turn them into gothy post punk, electronic and synth explorations, or noise.  Listen to "Please (Zola Jesus Remix)" below and download the digital only "World Eater Re-Voxed" here via Sacred Bones.


Yesterday i was able to catch a little Colombian funk and soul from Austin's Superfonicos, and it's been on the brain since.  Listen to the band's "Rio Negro" below and download it here.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

SXSW 2018 Day 6 Pics

In the olden times, before kids and stuff, the last Saturday of SXSW was almost an endurance test, kind of an end all be all melee of venues, artists, beer, and junk food.  I'd hit up parties from noon til 2AM, cramming in as many last minute performances as possible.  It was fun.  Exhausting, but fun.  Times have changed though, especially since the second child was born, and now the last Saturday of SXSW is a much more family friendly affair, settling on one afternoon all ages show, and usually just for a couple of hours at that.  Seems like Waterloo's always got me covered.  So, without further ado, here's the last couple of pics i took during SXSW 2018...


Speedy Ortiz

...And You Will Know Us by The Trail of Dead
Let's do this again next year...

Pink Milk

Reverb drenched, darkwave post punk from Sweden, female led, with twangy surf rock inspired guitar throughout...i didn't know it, but this is exactly what i'm looking for today.  Listen to Pink Milk's "Detroit" below, get their "Purple" LP here, and catch then at Spider House today if you're in Austin for SXSW.  I would be there, but unfortunately, the demands of fatherhood will probably keep me away.

As a bonus, here's there cover of Foreigner's "I Want to Know What Love Is."  You're welcome.

All of Them Witches

The excellent Burning Witches Records label released the latest from horror synth wave artist All of Them Witches earlier this month.  Listen to "It's Not Cranberry Sauce" below and get the "Hunters Moon" LP here.

Aiming For Enrike

Here's some noisy, proggy math rock from Oslo duo Aiming For Enrike.  That's a lot of noise for dudes, a drum set, guitar, and an endless array of petals, loops, and processors.  Listen to "Nibblonian Car" below and get the band's "Las Napalmas" LP here via Pekula Records.