Monday, October 31, 2011

Washed Out - Call It Off

Washed Out is set to release a 12" single for "Amor Fati" on November 14th. Get it here and listen to the new track "Call It Off" below.


Here's a creepy little electro number from Italy's Estasy. "Wild Wants" bops and swoons and sounds like a bunch of black cats out for an evening of mischief making. An LP is due in 2012 from Acephale. Happy Halloween!

Sunday, October 30, 2011


"Are you there Satan? It's me, Madison."

Anytime Chuck Palahniuk puts out a new book, we're stoked (it seems to be about once a year). Throw in a 13 year old girl who dies and goes to hell and hangs out with her own ragtag group of "Breakfast Club" archetypes (stereotypes, whatever) and then decides to take over the abyss with her own hordes of followers...nice. "Damned" is definitely worth a read.

And it's the first part of trilogy. Hazaa!

Do While

Nothing like a little ambient bliss to come down after a long night. Baltimore's Do While will do just the trick. Check "In Circles" below and get their split cassette with Cache at Culture Dealer.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Glass Candy - Halloween

Although this has probably been posted to a dozen or more music blogs in the last hour, why should we be left out? Glass Candy release another teaser prepping us for the new album out soonish(?), this time for Halloween. So, trick or treat and love this sleazy pop jam. Watch the video or sample "Halloween" below (courtesy of Italians Do It Better). And download it while you're there. Bwa-ha-ha!

Grab the download below. Hooray!

Don't forget to catch Glass Candy at Fun Fun Fun Fest's Friday night aftershow at Mohawk.

Flaming Lips newsy news

The Flaming Lips (one of our all time favorite bands) has been flying off the deep end lately with different collaborations, gummy skulls, 6-hour long songs, etc. There's even weirder in the works. A 24-hour long song, real skulls, gummy vaginas, and more, more, more. Read about it here and listen to the first 2 hours of "I Found A Star On The Ground" below.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Terry Malts

San Francisco loves to crank out the garage-rock, power-pop punk bands like it's going out of style. Enter Terry Malts, who are starting to make waves with their newest 7" EP, "Something About You." Immediately crunchy and infectious, the whole thing will linger in your booze raddled skull for days. Check out the title track below and buy the EP at Slumberland Records.

Sa Sa Samoa

Here's another jam from Korallreven's upcoming LP, "An Album By Korallreven," out November 15th from Acephale. "Sa Sa Samoa" features vocals from Julianna Barwick which pretty much guarantees that it's going to be dreamy and pretty. Listen and download below.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Fatima Al Qadiri

Fatima Al Qadiri (also known as Ayshay), the Kuwaiti born writer and musician recently put together an EP for UNO Records. "Genre Specific Xperience" is a mix of different dance and hip-hop styles, and it's the fucking shit. Check out the video for "Hip Hop Spa" below, and then sample the rest of the tracks below that. While you're down there, go ahead and download the aforementioned "Hip Hop Spa" and dig those steel drums.

And here's the other sample tracks.


Atlanta's Moons (Patrick Canaday) just release a track online called "Bazaar." Part bedroom jam, part post-punk, part synth-pop, the track is perfect for these fall days as the sun goes down a little sooner, and we can't wait to hear what comes next. Stay tuned, and listen to "Bazaar" below.

Lana Del Rey & Syd Tha Kyd

The lovely Lana Del Rey gets another remix treatment, this time from Odd Future's Syd Tha Kyd. Check out "Blue Jeans (Odd Future's the Internet remix)" below. Hazaa!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Psychic Dancehall - Dreamers

Surf rock and drone meet again in a quasi-industrial mix on Psychic Dancehall's debut full-length LP, "Dreamers," out now from Art Fag. These disciples of Jesus And Mary Chain keep the reverbed, warbly vocals, the tinny, distorted guitar lines, shrieking keyboard effects, and the minimal garage drums coming like layers of sound and light after a bad acid hit. Listen to the whole album below. Enjoy.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Red State

So, Kevin Smith made a kind of horror movie called "Red State." Wow. It's really good. I really didn't know what to expect. This is definitely not a part of the View Askew-niverse, and ultimately, that's a good thing. Some of Smith's previous efforts to put Jay and Silent Bob to rest were abysmal. "Red State" casts all that bullshit aside, throws in a little more camera work than i'm used to in a Kevin Smith vehicle, adds some social and political commentary and satire, and a truly terrifying scene with a bunch of cult members (especially if you're afraid of Christians like i am). Way to move on from the dick and fart jokes.

I still like dick and fart jokes though.

Jesse Ruins

Jesse Ruins is Japan's answer to the bedroom dreampop that's all the rage with the kids out there (and me too). A couple of songs have been released online over the last year or so, but finally a proper 7" is due in December from Double Denim. Listen to "A Bookshelf Sinks Into The Sand" below, the perfect soundtrack for a Haruki Murakami hallucination sequence.

Mazzy Star

Mazzy Star are set to make their colossal return starting next week with the release of their brand new "Common Burn/Lay Myself Down" 7". A tour and a new LP are due in 2012. Hooray! Stream the B-side here.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

We love horror movies!

With Halloween a mere eight days away, we here at the incubator are loving the non-stop horror movie mayhem that accompanies the season. We love horror movies. Whether they're gory, or spooky, or funny, or just plain freakishly twisted, we're there.

So, here's a short list of movies to cram in before the 31st. Are these our favorites? Sure. But in all honesty, a true list of favorite fright flicks would be pages and pages and pages. Carpenter, Hooper, Romero, Argento, Fulci, and Bava alone could have had their own section. So we're keeping short and sweet. You like gore? It's in there. You want ghosts? Here ya go. If you've not seen these films, check them out. If you've watched them before, see them again. Here we go.

I fucking love Halloween.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: Tobe Hooper's first full feature terrified the shit out of me when i was a little kid...and i hadn't even seen the movie. The poster and big cut-out of Leatherface at our local video store (in the fabled days before Blockbuster) we're enough to send my 5 year old mind into dark places it had never ventured before. This still stands as a masterpiece, and although it was banned in several countries, the gore is really not that explicit, but the tension's a mother.

Evil Dead 2: Dead By Dawn: The best entry of Sam Raimi's Evil Dead trilogy keeps all of the horror, buckets of blood, and awesome camera tricks from the first film and adds a giant helping of slapstick comedy. Bruce Campbell is a genius, and "Evil Dead 2" is one of the greatest films of all time...and i'll stand by that statement until the day i die.

Dawn of The Dead: Motherfucking zombies. You put a zombie in a movie, i will probably watch it, and while George Romero's "Night of The Living Dead" is the forefather, his follow up had a much larger artistic, social, and cultural impact. Everyone should be required to see this movie.

The Wicker Man: Robin Hardy's story about a devout detective investigating the disappearance of a little girl on a mysterious island creeps along with a slow burning eeriness that comes to full throttle when the surprise ending hits and burns. This movie is awesome (fuck the awful remake with Nicolas Cage).

Cabin Fever: This is Eli Roth's slasher flick without an actual slasher in the movie. Instead, our young, nubile coeds in peril in a cabin in the middle of the woods are stalked mercilessly one by one by a flesh-eating virus. And it's gory as hell. Whether it's some nasty stuff that you never want to happen when making out, or a girl shaving her own skin off, this movie is an absolute delight. And, it's pretty funny too.

Suspiria: Dario Argento has made a lot of awesome movies, so it's kind of hard to pick one, but throw in a perfect score by Goblin (did they ever not make a perfect score?), a creepy story about witches in a European ballet school, and some truly beautiful cinematography, then this is as good a place to start as any.

Poltergeist: Tobe Hooper makes the list again...but Senor Spielbergo had his hand in this film as well. A genuinely scary haunted house movie (with a clown scene that scares my mother to death) has great performances, some cool effects, a face-melting scene, and Zelda Fucking Rubinstsein...and it's only rated PG, so bring the kids. Just watch out for the curse.

Scream: Wes Craven made some great horror movies in the 70's and 80's, and then decided to turn the genre in on itself. Starting with "New Nightmare," Craven molded horror movies into self-aware vehicles where the rules of the game were known by the characters, and thus could be twisted and played with. "Scream" progressed that idea further and ushered in a new wave of horror films for the new century. (Plus, it's the only thing Jaime Kennedy ever did that didn't make me want to cave his skull in with a hammer.)

The Thing: Want a little sci-fi with your horror? John Carpenter's got just what you're looking for. It was tough to pick just one Carpenter flick ("Halloween," "They Live," ya ya ya), but i've gotta go with Kurt Russell and Wilford Brimley on this one. This is a perfect monster movie, with awesome effects, a shape-changing alien, and just a damn cool story. Love this movie...and you should too.

The House of The Devil: The most recently made film on this list, Ti West's feature is a deliberately slow-paced, tense homage to the late-night fright flick, direct-to-video scare schlock i grew up on. And really, how could we have a list of horror movies without a little devil worship in there?

So there you go. Enjoy. We here at the incubator look forward to hearing what your favorites might be. Goodnight everybody. Bwa-ha-ha-ha!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Bookworm Drew...bookworm

We're being cultured today, checking out the Texas Book Festival, taking in some art exhibits, and just being all-around nerds. Hazaa!

Friday, October 21, 2011

King Dude

King Dude is not nearly the dude-bro band that the name would lead you to believe. Haunting, echoey, dark, Gothic folk jams for the masses. Music for eulogies and grey, dreary days. Listen to "White Hands" below and buy the "Tonight's Special Death" LP from Avant Recs.

Thursday, October 20, 2011


If you like your psych-rock to be a mystical, metaphysical, epic kick to the fucking ears, then it's time to give Woodsman a roll. After a couple of great albums, this psychedelic band cranks it up a notch on the new "Mystic Places" LP to rattle your skull to death. It's like taking fire from the mountain. Cool. Listen to the album below and grab it here.

Water Borders

San Francisco's Water Borders just released their new LP, "Harbored Mantras," on Tri Angle Records. It's a weird mix of drone and electronica, with much emphasis on the weird. And you know how we like weird music around here. Think some of Coil's more industrial sounding stuff and you're on the right track. Check out the jam "What Wiwant" below, and grab the record here.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Keep Shelly In Athens - Our Own Dream

The beautiful Balearic pop chanteuse that is Greece's Keep Shelly In Athens is all set to drop a new EP, "Our Own Dream," from Forest Family on November 5th in conjunction with their first ever US date at Fun Fun Fun Fest 6. Hazaa! Listen to "Lazy Noon" below.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

FFF Nites

Some pretty good pre and after shows have been put together to coincide with this year's Fun Fun Fun Fest, and if you've got a wristband for the festival, then your ass gets in free. Hazaa! Expect shows from Boris, Ty Segall, Glass Candy, and on and on and on. Check out the lists and parties here.

Monday, October 17, 2011


Have you ever spent days in your lab, wrapped up in your own self-pity and contempt for the modern world and its inhabitants? While there, did you put all of your rage and ill will into a Golem creature or Frankenstein's monster with which to reek your own brand of havoc and destruction and revenge upon the world; upon those who wronged you? No? Well, if you did, this is the music you would have been listening to.

Just in time for Halloween, pre-order Locrian's "The Clearing" from Fan Death Records and listen to the psychedelic nightmare that is "Chalk Point" below.


Canada's Grimes is set to release a new album early next year. Minimalist, quirky, sing-songy, dancey, and haunting little numbers. Groovy stuff. "Visions" is due in January from Arbutus. Listen to "Oblivion" below.

Replica video

Check out the awesome video for Oneohtrix Point Never's "Replica" below. The album comes out soon from Software/Mexican Summer.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Lana Del Rey & Balam Acab

Balam Acab, coming right off of his excellent "Wander/Wonder" LP provides a dreamy remix for one of our favorite songs of the year, Lana Del Rey's "Video Games." Here's hoping we get more of these in the future. Listen below.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Behold Jeff Tweedy in The Darkness

The latest collaborative 7" from Deerhoof is now available from Polyvinyl, this one with Jeff Tweedy and his Raccoonists project. Good stuff. Get it here.

Friday, October 14, 2011


Mondo Tees, oh they of screen-printed film posters and t-shirts fame, just recently dropped their first ever vinyl release, Jay Chattaway's awesome, remastered soundtrack to William Lustig's classic "Maniac." Awesome 80's horror/thriller score with synths and drone alike...just what the kids are digging these days. But, it's already sold out. And that's fucking stupid. Anyway, listen to "Maniac's Theme" below, and keep your eyes peeled for any future releases. They're bound to sell out just as quickly.

Brother Sun, Sister Moon

Here's a haunting new psych-folk acid trip courtesy of Brother Sun, Sister Moon (UK producer Roof Light and New Zealand's Alicia Merz). The full length should come out sometime in the Spring from Denovali. Listen to the beautiful, wistful "Ghosts of Barry Mill" below.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Acid Baby Jesus

Grecian garage rock and possibly one of the coolest band names ever, Acid Baby Jesus swell with twangy guitars, power pop drums, and catchy-as-hell jams. Their debut LP is available from Slovenly Records. Listen to the infectious "Why Aren't You Laughing Now?" below.


After of a string of awesome 7" releases, Brooklyn's Coasting are finally seeing fit to release a proper debut full-length LP from the kind folks over at M'Lady Records. The lovely ladies of the band have a great lo-fi girl group pop vibe, and were easily one of my favorite performances from SXSW 2010...such a long, long time ago. "You're Never Going Back" is due on November 15th. Listen to "Portland" below and pre-order the album here.

Ford & Lopatin & Peaking Lights

Listen to Peaking Lights' remix of Ford & Lopatin's "I Surrender" below. That's one psychedelic head-bobber.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Sunless '97

Here's a new tune from London duo, Sunless '97 called "Illuminations." The jam floats and bounces, and the upcoming "Making Waves" EP "incorporates many of the band’s wide ranging influences: from ESG to Bonnie Dobson, Robert Wyatt to Suicide, Broadcast to The Bhundu Boys." Look for it in November from Abeano and listen below.

Melting Into The Movement

On Sunday, 10/16, prepare to have your mind melted into ambient bliss at The ND by R. Lee Dockery and a bunch of other folks. Because if you can't hype up your friends, then what good is having a fucking blog anyway? (I'm sure the other musicians/bands are good too.)

Listen to "On The Mountain Sun" below.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Avengers trailer

Do you hear that? That's the sound of a million nerds getting a boner at the same time.

Oneohtrix Point Never - Replica

Here's a haunting little number from the upcoming new release form Daniel Lopatin's Oneohtrix Point Never. Piano and synths in a sparse aural landscape...a pillow to collapse into. "Replica" is due from Software/Mexican Summer in the next couple of weeks. Listen to the title track below.

Monday, October 10, 2011


Berlin electronic musician Apparat just recently released his fourth album on Mute Records. "The Devil's Walk" is cool, chilled-out mix of shoegaze-inspired electro jams, 80's darkwave pop, and a hint of Sigur Ros-like grandeur. What else would you expect from a German? Listen to the whole album below.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Lykke Li - Unchained Melody

Watch Lykke Li's live, acoustic performance of "Unchained Melody" from an Australian radio station. Beautiful stuff.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

RIP Al Davis and David Hess

A mad football icon and a mad actor. Have fun terrifying the shit out of the afterlife. "Just win baby."

Al Davis

David Hess