Sunday, July 31, 2011

Gary Wilson - Direct to Disc

Gary Wilson, lo-fi, weirdo musical genius? Maybe. Think of him as the elder statesman to acts like Ariel Pink. Stones Throw has just released some live Gary Wilson material on their Direct to Disc series. See more info here.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Spank Rock - Energy

New Spank Rock! New Spank Rock! New Spank Rock! New Spank Rock! New Spank Rock! New Spank Rock!

Listen to and then go and download the new Can-sampling, Boyz Noise- produced jam from Spank Rock, "Energy." Hooray!

Spank Rock - Energy by FBi Radio

Friday, July 29, 2011

Even more Radiohead remixes...

"The King of Limbs" remixes continue to come. Check out the latest batch below.

Sleep ∞ Over

Another favorite from 2010, Austin's very own Sleep ∞ Over, are finally set to release a debut LP of dreamy, reverby pop tunes for the fall and the never ending heat wave that threatens to torch us all. "Forever" is set to come out in September from Hippos In Tanks. You can listen to "Romantic Streams" below and fade away.

Romantic Streams by Sleep ∞ Over

Gauntlet Hair

Denver's Gauntlet Hair proved to be one of my favorite new bands of 2010 with two impressive 7" releases of jangly experimental pop jams. They're finally set to release their debut LP from Dead Oceans in October. Check out the awesome new tune "Top Bunk" and download below. Hooray!

Gauntlet Hair "Top Bunk" by DOJAGSC

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Contact High Five album release party

Come out to Beerland tonight to watch these retards play music or something and hawk their new wares (a CD with a Tim Doyle-drawn comic book! holy shit!)...ya know, for kids...

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Grimes on Daytrotter

Check out Grimes' session on Daytrotter. It's ethereal spookiness to eleven! Hooray! Listen to it here.

Holy Other - Know Where video

Here's the video for Holy Other's "Know Where." They sure know how to haunt it up in Berlin.

Holy Other - Know Where from @thestankonia on Vimeo.

Wicked Game

Washed Out recently performed live in studio for Sirius XMU. Check out their dreamy rendition of Chris Isaak's "Wicked Game" below.

Washed Out - Wicked Game by stopshakehoneygo

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Friday, July 22, 2011

Eternal Tapestry and Sun Araw

Sun Araw is a favorite around these parts. Droney, psyche masterpieces to float through the ether for all of eternity. Love it. Last year, Cameron Stallones and the band Eternal Tapestry recorded an album together called "Night Gallery" live at KVRX college radio here in Austin (my old radio stomping grounds). It's out now on Thrill Jockey and it's awesome. Get it here.

Here's a little background on the bands and the project, courtesy of the label:

"The friendship of Eternal Tapestry and Sun Araw's Cameron Stallones goes back to the Not Not Fun curated Neon Commune Fest, January 2007 at the much loved, and missed, Echo Curio in LA. Eternal Tapestry shared the second night's bill with Cameron's old band Magic Lantern (Barn Owl and Pocahaunted rounded out the night's festivities!), and the two psych crews hit it off immediately. LA shows were played together every time Eternal Tapestry made it south. Fast forward to Austin, TX for SXSW 2010 when Eternal Tapestry shared a bizarre afternoon parking lot gig with Sun Araw. The Tapestry had a live broadcast in-studio session lined up on KVRX student radio that night, and in true Tapestry fashion they invited their buddy Cameron to join in.

The session took place in a large TV studio on the UT campus, with the band setting up in a big circle. The line-up was Dewey Mahood and Nick Bindeman on guitars, Jed Bindeman on drums, Ryan Carlile on tenor sax, Yoni Kifle on bass, and Cameron Stallones on keyboard and trademark flute. After a brief discussion of mood, the six musicians improvised together for 45 minutes continuously. The music is heard as played that evening - no overdubs, and only a few edits to create a four section suite for the LP release. The piece is titled Night Gallery, in homage to the surreal early 1970's TV show produced by Rod Serling of Twilight Zone fame. It was this program that the six musicians fell asleep to, and woke up with, during their five day stay in Austin."

And here's an album preview for you aural pleasure:

eternal tapestry & sun araw - night gallery (album preview) by experimedia

Beavis and Butthead are back!

The little weinerheads that defined some of my formative years are back to corrupt a new generation of weinerheads. Hooray! Take a look at the sneak peak below.

I Wanna Get High But I Don't Want Brain Damage

Check out this video for the new collaboration between The Flaming Lips and Lightning Bolt...

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Trouble on My Mind

Check out the groovy video for Pusha T and Tyler, The Creator's collaborative effort, "Trouble On My Mind," courtesy of...Red Bull...


The new LP, "Father, Son, Holy Ghost" from San Francisco's Girls is due out in September from True Panther/Matador. While they're live show last year really didn't grab me by the balls or anything, their records are generally pretty great. And, i'm digging the new tune "Vomit." GvsB is calling it their "November Rain." Go here to listen and download.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


Ah Caddywhompus, New Orleans/Houston's answer to No Age. Awesome, noisy, fun stuff. Get the CD or LP from Community Records and download the "Remainder" album for free. Hooray! Check out "The Focus" from their 2011 EP, "The Weight," below.

Caddywhompus- The Focus by dominomnom

I Saw The Devil

It took me awhile to finally sit down and watch this awesome film from Korean director Jee-Woon Kim, and holy crap, "I Saw The Devil" was awesome. The movie stars Min-sik Choi from "Oldboy" and Byung-hun Lee from "The Good, The Bad, and The Weird." Only two words can really sum up this flick: BLOODY REVENGE.

Highly recommended.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


The folks over at Spin have decided to put together a tribute record for the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's "Nevermind." Aside from making me feel really, really old, the project makes me happy because they've rounded up some pretty good artists to take on all the tracks. Check it out:


01 Meat Puppets: "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
02 Butch Walker & the Black Widows: "In Bloom"
03 Midnight Juggernauts: "Come as You Are"
04 Titus Andronicus: "Breed"
05 The Vaselines: "Lithium"
06 Amanda Palmer: "Polly"
07 Surfer Blood: "Territorial Pissings"
08 Foxy Shazam: "Drain You"
09 Jessica Lea Mayfield: "Lounge Act"
10 Charles Bradley and the Menahan Street Band: "Stay Away"
11 Telekinesis: "On a Plain"
12 JEFF the Brotherhood: "Something in the Way"
13 EMA: "Endless, Nameless"

You can download the whole thing for free through some sort of facebook ploy, if you're into that kind of thing.

Midnight City

M83 has been all over the inter-webs of late, what with the announcement of a new double LP and a scheduled set at this year's Fun Fun Fun Fest, and now the release of said album's first single, "Midnight City." It's epic. Download it for free right here.

Dum Dum Girls - Coming Down

The Dum Dum Girls have a new LP in the works. "Only In Dreams" is set for a September release from Sub Pop, but in the meantime, you can sample and download the first single, "Coming Down" below. Get out your old Mazzy Star albums.

Monday, July 18, 2011

New Radiohead remixes

Check out the latest remixes of Radiohead's "The King of Limbs" below. The second installment of the 12" remix series will be available in the US on August 2nd.

Hamell On Trial on Daytrotter

Storytelling by acoustic folk/punk, Hamell On Trial is an artist that at times can sound like a Scorsese monologue over frenetic strumming. You're either going to love it or hate it. I love it, and you should to. Check out his session on Daytrotter, and you'll be good to go, ya know.

Eyes Be Closed (Lovelock remix)

Here's a fun video for the Lovelock remix of Washed Out's "Eyes Be Closed." Smooth summer jam at its finest...

Washed Out - Eyes Be Closed (Lovelock remix) from TNUC on Vimeo.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Knee deep in boy wizards

No work today, so joining my fellow death eaters one last time to celebrate our nose-less overlord and defeat those meddling kids...

Friday, July 15, 2011

FFF lineup leak

Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011 leaked 5 names on the lineup for the festival this fall, but it's all in nautical code. See below.

Go here for the key. Or you can just be lazy and read the names below.

Brian Posehn
Okkervil River
Odd Future

Looking to be pretty interesting.

Polyphonic Spree - Bullseye

It's been 4 years since "The Fragile Army" came out, and i've seen nor heard hide or hair from The Polyphonic Spree since i gave every single member a high five in Houston. Well, here's a sample of their new jam, "Bullseye," which is available as an ipad app, or some silly shit like that. Visit their website for more details. Enjoy the minute snippet.

Bullseye iPad App Teaser from Moonbot Studios on Vimeo.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Teen Daze

Dreamscaping producer/musician Teen Daze has a new EP due out from Waaga in August. "A Silent Planet" is C.S. Lewis-inspired (i'm not sure what that means) and should help us all sink into our beds in a near-catatonic state. Hazaa.

Listen to and download "The Harvest" below.

Teen Daze, "The Harvest" by The FADER

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

New Toro Y Moi

Toro Y Moi have a new EP due in September from Carpark called "Freaking Out." You can download the new tune "Saturday Love" below. Hooray!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Zomby - Dedication

Zomby's latest electronic opus "Dedication" came out today from 4AD, a great mix of computer bleeps and bloops, some dub, and evil, evil synthesizers. Listen to "Natalia's Song" below.

Zomby - Natalia's Song by PIAS UK Sales

Monday, July 11, 2011

I Break Horses

Straight outta Stockholm comes Maria Lindén and her musical partner Fredrik Balck, otherwise known as I Break Horses. They live and work their magic in dreamy, spacey sound textures a la M83. Contemplate your existence and fade away into the ether...and listen to "Hearts" below. Look for the debut LP in August from Bella Union.

I Break Horses - Hearts by Bella Union

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Puro Instinct/John Maus pics

Here's some pics from last night's show. John Maus was definitely the highlight, a bundle of ear-splitting volume and hyperactive intensity...all this from a one man band. Kick starting the night was Geneva Jacuzzi, a take on 80's goth. She also had an 8-Track for sale. Hmm. And Puro Instinct were stoned. Hooray.

Geneva Jacuzzi

John Maus

John Maus

John Maus

Puro Instinct

Puro Instinct

Great show. Listen to John Maus's "Quantum Leap" below.

John Maus - Quantum Leap by DominoRecordCo

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Puro Instinct and John Maus at Mohawk tonight! Holy shit!

Come to The Mohawk tonight to catch John Maus and Puro Instinct. It's only 10 bucks! And it's sure to be dreamy...

Friday, July 8, 2011

Olivia Tremor Control on tour!

Olivia Tremor Control were one of my favorite bands, perfectly blending 60's-inspired sunshine psychedelic pop with weird noise collages. and they're responsible for one of my favorite albums of all time ("Black Foliage, Vol. 1"). I've been lamenting the lack of new material for years, having to suffice with Circulatory System and the other creative endeavors that the band members have done over the last decade. But, holy shit, they've gotten the band back together so to speak and are gearing up to go on tour this fall...and their first stop is in Austin. I'll be there. Shouldn't you be? Here's the complete tour schedule:

08-31 Austin, TX - Mohawk
09-03 Los Angeles, CA - FYF Fest
09-05 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
09-08 Seattle, WA - Vera Project
09-09 Portland, OR - Someday Lounge
09-12 Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theatre
09-13 Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
09-14 Columbus, OH - Wexner Center
09-15 Pittsburgh, PA - New Hazlet Theatre
09-16 Toronto, Ontario - Lee's Palace
09-17 Montreal, Quebec - Il Motore
09-19 Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
09-21 New York, NY - Le Poisson Rouge
09-23 Philadelphia, PA - UPenn Rotunda
12-02-04 Minehead, England - ATP Festival

And listen to the classic "California Demise" from "Black Foliage" below.

The Olivia Tremor Control - California Demise by The Tambourine

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Active Child on Adult Swim

LinkMoving along through Adult Swim's summer single series, and we come to week 5 and Active Child's "Hanging On." Pretty. Listen and download below or at Adult Swim.

Active Child - Hanging On by The Wounded Jukebox

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Elite Gymnastics

Okay, so i know we have a bit of a hard-on over here for synthesizer jams, but goddammit, they're fun and they make us feel good. Keeping that in mind, go over to Elite Gymnastics' tumblr page to download the "Ruin 1" and "Ruin 2" EP's. They're free, but you can give the band money if you feel so inclined. They do work hard.

Fun summer music to drink cocktails by the pool by.

Xiu Xiu

Art-music weirdos Xiu Xiu have a new 7" due in September. The A-side is about a friend who was raped by a police officer after being arrested for shoplifting. (Heavy stuff.) The B-side is a Rihanna cover...

You can pre-order the record here, and listen to both tracks here.

LA Vampires Goes Ital

Following awesome records made with Psychic Reality, Zola Jesus, and Matrix Metals, LA Vampires' latest collaborative effort finds the divine Amanda Brown working with Ital (of Mi Ami fame). "Streetwise" is a cool mix of drone and dirty synthesizers, part German-engineering, part George Michael, part underwater fuzz, and very retro. This is the kind of stuff Nitzer Ebb dreamed of as children. Get the record from Not Not Fun, and watch the 1990's video for the title track below.

LA Vampires Goes Ital - Streetwise from Not Not Fun on Vimeo.

Memory Tapes

Check out Memory Tapes' new LP, "Player Piano," out now from Carpark Records. Smooth, folky, psychedelic synth-pop. Lovely. Watch the video for "Yes I Know" below.

Hobo With A Shotgun

"Hobo With A Shotgun." Over the top. Mindlessly violent and gory. Little in the way of social commentary or merit. Decapitation, evisceration, a school bus of children burned with a blow torch, and a man beaten like a pinata with a baseball bat of razor blades.

This movie is perfect.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Com Truise - Galactic Melt

Com Truise's "Galactic Melt" is out today from Ghostly International. Awesome, driving synth-soundscapes with a slightly psychedelic flair. Sample a few tracks below.

Com Truise - Galactic Melt (2011) by daftdreamy

Sunday, July 3, 2011


We love mash-ups...or, at least we love mash-ups when they're done right. Big props to Drew for sending Wugazi my way (that would be Fugazi and Wu-Tang Clan mash-ups for my retarded friends out there). Check it out below and go to the website. Hopefully more to come very soon.

Sleep Rules Everything Around Me by WUGAZI


Sometimes, we read books around here (it's not all pop music and dancing around in our underwear), and i'm knee deep in "Zeitoun" by Dave Eggers right now. It is the true story of a Syrian immigrant who stays in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina to watch after his home, his business, and help where he can. Good stuff. Eggers writes with his normal gift for the gab here and doesn't come off as pretentious as he usually does. Hooray.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Radiohead remixes part 1

The first remix 12" of Radiohead's "The King Of Limbs" comes out next week, featuring Caribou remixing "Little By Little" and Jacques Greene remixing "Lotus Flower." There are supposed to be a few of these coming out over the next couple of months. Listen to the first 2 remixes below. Hooray.

Lana Del Rey

I don't know anything about this chick, but this song is really good (in kind of a Nancy Sinatra type way) and the video's great. Check out Lana Del Rey's "Video Games" below.