Saturday, November 18, 2017

HEALTH & NOLIFE

LA synth-noise-dance-rock band HEALTH have teamed with New York producer NOLIFE to craft the creeping and foreboding "Hard to Be a God."  It's pretty awesome, an oozing mix of icy club music and ominous noise.  Let's hope we get more from these guys soon.  Listen below.


Friday, November 17, 2017

Pinkshinyultrablast

Russian shoegaze band Pinkshinyultrablast go full on lush and gorgeous synth pop with their latest track "In the Hanging Gardens," and it works wonderfully.  An album is in the works, but you can listen to the song below now, and get it from Club AC30.


King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard - Polygondwanaland

Still attempting to release 5 albums before year's end, Aussie psych and garage troubadours King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard just unleashed their 4th effort of the year, "Polygondwanaland," and they've made it available for free download.  Hooray!  Stream the whole thing below, and go get it here from Flightless.  Also, the band has made the masters to the songs available for free as well...which means there may be all manner of bootlegged releases of the record on the horizon in the near future.  Be on the lookout i guess, and let's anxiously await album number 5.  I'm thinking something just in time for Christmas.


Friday Horror Trailer - Nightmare




Thursday, November 16, 2017

Tea Leigh and Luke Reed

A few years ago, lo-fi artist Luke Reed used to record lovely dreampop singles with like-minded artist Tea Leigh which were eventually lost to memory and probably the inner sanctums of Soundcloud and Youtube and such.  After parting ways, Leigh went on to become a tattoo artist in Brooklyn, and Reed continued to make music, releasing an album of lo-fi folk pop jams earlier this year.  But now the duo are back together for a new single, the gorgeous and sleepy bedroom pop jam "Underwater."  Listen below, and then get it here from The Native Sound.  While there, you may also want to grab "Singles," an EP of the duo's songs from 2012.  They're fantastic.  Let's hope we get some more.


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Loma

The wonderful Dripping Springs, TX band Cross Record have teamed up with Shearwater's Jonathan Meiburg for a new project called Loma.  The project looks to be full of haunting and devastating beauty.  The self-titled album is due in February from Sub Pop.  In the meanwhile, watch the video for "Black Willow" below.


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Swiftumz

Here's an excellent mix of psych-tinged Americana and jangle pop, a lo-fi stoner nugget that would have been perfectly at home in the late 80's with the likes of Galaxie 500 and folks like that.  Swiftumz makes jangly bedroom pop for the masses.  Watch the trippy video for "Honey" below and get the "Game Six" 7" here from Fruits and Flowers.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Godflesh - Post Self

F'n A!  I didn't know we were getting new Godflesh this month, but here we are.  New album "Post Self" is out on Friday from Avalanche Recordings.  Listen to crushing title track below and pre-order here.


Sunday, November 12, 2017

RIP Fred Cole

Fred Cole with his wife Toody
Fred Cole, lead singer and guitarist of the cult underground garage and punk rock group Dead Moon has passed away at the age of 69 after a battle with cancer.  The man made awesome music for decades.  Listen to one of my faves, "I'm Wise," below.  RIP Fred Cole.


Saturday, November 11, 2017

RIP Chuck Mosley

Admittedly, i am a far bigger fan of Patton-era Faith No More than Mosley-era Faith No More, but those goofy, old funk-rap-metal fusion songs maintain a soft spot in my heart, and a lot of that is due to the quirky delivery of former front man Chuck Mosley.  The 57-year old passed away yesterday, and feels like just one more little piece of the music i grew up with fading away.  Watch the video for the band's "We Care A Lot" below.  RIP Chuck Mosley.