Mannequin Records, and it's a doozy. Dark, pulsing, broodiness with just a twist of S&M. Listen to the title track below and get the record here.
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Blackest Ever Black's last release of 2013 comes from North Carolina's Secret Boyfriend. "This Is Where You've Lived" is a mesh of minimalist beats, cold synthesizers, sprawling ambience, and hushed vocals. There's a nice post punk vibe working throughout the whole thing too, like Joy Division recording "Atmosphere" in a basement on a tape recorder. Take a listen to "Beyond the Darkness" below.
Friday, November 29, 2013
Sub Pop (if possible) and listen to "Car Chase Theme" below.
Thursday, November 28, 2013
And to all of you hitting the stores for Black Friday...please try not to kill each other. But if you do, make sure it makes it on the news.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Mondo's reissue today on beautiful orange vinyl with that kick-ass cover art above. So damn it, it's going to be Halloween for just a little while longer. And they're still in stock! Go get it here now.
Monday, November 25, 2013
Sub Pop. "Ilsa Drown" is the first single and features Jonsi from Sigur Ros on guest vocals. The whole thing is cold, and quiet, and very wintery. Listen below.
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Saturday, November 23, 2013
4AD. In the meanwhile, listen to "Flowers" featuring Lovefoxxx below.
Mexican Summer/Software. "Death After Life" consists of 8 parts of dark beats, blips on the radar, and light synthetic flourishes. This is the sound of driving at night through dark tunnels in Eastern Europe. Listen to "Death After Live IV" below.
Friday, November 22, 2013
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Finders Keepers reissue of some weirdo Czech film called "The Cremator." The score was composed by Zdenek Liska and is very pretty. Listen to "Spalovac Mrtvol" below. Goodnight everybody.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
The album is currently being distributed by Finders Keepers.
Monday, November 18, 2013
Fat Possum. Listen to first single "Mesmerise" below.
Are you adequately pumped up? Now, here's "Deliver Us from Evil."
And finally, here's "The Grand Illusion." No go out there and rock!
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Tin Angel Records. The album consists of beautiful and melancholy songs, a journey into old age. Listen to the title track, featuring Sharon Van Etten, below.
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Other Ideas imprint and listen to "Behemoth" below.
Friday, November 15, 2013
Drag City. Groove on the mix of psych vibes, garage stomp, and glam swirl of first single "Pure Terror" below. It channels all the good stuff.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Father/Daughter Records early next year.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Mute, and a physical one sometime next year.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Monday, November 11, 2013
Glass, house. Listen to the title track below.
And all good things must come to an end...which is good because i was out of money and my body was starting to reject the steady diet of Shiner beer and junk food. Highlights of the day include reaffirmation that The Polyphonic Spree will always put me in a good mood, listening to the Mortal Kombat theme song whilst watching tacos being blasted out of a cannon, seeing the kids from Unlocking the Truth with their mom eating Twinkies, The Men, and Gojira.
The lowlight of the day was the sound issues that prevented Killer Mike from being able to perform, though he tried his damndest.
Until next year then. Take a gander at some snapshots below.
Daily Twinkie consumption count: 5.
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Some Day 2 highlights were Antwon's raunchy set, everything about Quasi's set, finally seeing Television and Sparks, and the search for Coco. Take a look at some pics below.
Daily Twinkie consumption count: 5.
Oh Fun Fun Fun Fest, the fest that's so fun, they're literally giving a Twinkies away. Day 1 was chilly and awesome with some notable highlights being the ridiculous covers medley performed by Mac DeMarco (snarky, snarky, snarky), Thee Oh Sees proving consistently that they are the best live band in the county, Johnny Marr performing some Smiths classics, Bill Callahan opening his set with a cover of "White Light, White Heat," and the aforementioned free Twinkies. Check out some pics below.
Daily Twinkie consumption count: 3.