Fat Cat. "Pivot" sounds completely alien, like some kind of warped transmission we've just picked up from space that we're only slowly piecing together. It's trippy, and creepy, and a great track for Halloween. Listen below.
Friday, October 31, 2014
Thursday, October 30, 2014
here, and listen to the title track below.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Zoo Music. Sadly, it is to be the last Dirty Beaches album, as Hungtai has announced the project's end...and that's a real bummer. I saw Dirty Beaches a couple of times in 2011, and for a one-man-band, he was mesmerizing. Listen to "Displaced" below and be sure to pick up the album.
Monday, October 27, 2014
Banko Gotiti, but you can watch the video for "Avion" below right now.
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Texas Book Festival...and aside from the kid books we picked up for Ash, i also scored a copy of "The Jesus Lizard Book," signed by the man David Yow himself. He also has a book of cat drawings. Awesome. So, while i'm perusing the pages, here's the video for "Nub" off of 1991's "Goat" LP.
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Sacred Bones. "Roses" is dark a beautiful, an immense and powerful song built on acoustic guitars and strings that grows and grows to a crashing finale. It's awesome. Listen below.
Friday, October 24, 2014
As a bonus, i highly recommend that you read Devin Faraci's essay about the film. It's very good. Read part one here and part two here.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
here from Rhythmplex.
here courtesy of Psychpop Records.
Monday, October 20, 2014
here, and be on the lookout for the 7" on the Day of the Dead.
Sunday, October 19, 2014
more music from this guy in the future.
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Mexican Summer earlier this year, my interest was piqued. And if the first taste, "Continental Shelf," from their upcoming debut on Jagjaguwar, out early next year is any indication, we are in for a treat. The song is noisy post-punk at its finest, but with a lo-fi undercurrent to keep things fuzzy. There's also an unease and tension withing the whole thing that builds and builds, creating a sound that's all at once discordant and gorgeous. Listen below.
Sacred Bones. It's a dark, but bouncy synth pop jam that demands to get stuck in heads for days. Listen below.
Friday, October 17, 2014
Cititrax Records. "Speed and Violence" finds the electronic artist basking in the undercurrent of beeps and thuds bubbling in a darkwave stew. It sounds like it could easily score a chase scene through the grimiest of cities. Listen below and grab the record on Minimal Wave Records.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Upset the Rhythm. "Cussin" finds the boys channeling their inner old school Sonic Youth to achieve glorious heights. It's the kind of jam a bunch of drunken art school brats would churn out in a dilapidated warehouse somewhere. It kicks ass. Take a listen below and get it here.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Scissor Tail Records are reissuing the album, which you can pre-order here, and God bless them for it. Listen to "Opening" below.
Shot by the duo in the woods and swamps of Florida, the video for “Sundown” adds a visual layer to the song, a nature meets technology vibe that feels glossy and organic at the same time. Fittingly enough, the bonfire at video’s end would be the perfect location to jam this track, a party and celebration as the smoke floats away and the burning embers light up the night sky. Watch it below.
“Sundown” is the duo’s third single released so far this year. Take a listen to their earlier efforts below, the synthy slow burn of “ASMR” and the smooth space disco of “Hostage.”
You can keep up with the goings on of Aubergine MACHINE at their Soundcloud page.
Amatus grew up with an almost textbook bohemian back story, the daughter of a Muslim sharecropper living in a mosque on the south side of Chicago, later moving to Philadelphia, where as a teenager she would sit in on recording sessions with The Roots, Erykah Badu, and more, finally ending up in Brooklyn and working as a clothing designer before settling in as a musician, producer, and artist. Losing family and friends along the way to tragedy and gun violence lends an almost Dickensian air to her life and her particular brand of dreamy, synthy R&B-infused pop. “Messin’” comes from her debut EP “Broken Compass,” which she released herself earlier this year.
Jneiro Jarel also hails from New York, an experimental producer who has worked with everyone from Goodie Mob to DOOM to Damon Albarn of Blur. His interesting and eclectic style can elevate almost anything he gets his hands on. Jarel’s take on “Messin’” turns a driving, drum-heavy synth jam into a trippy journey, an exploration of the nether regions of the mind. He adds a slinkiness to the song that brings out the sultry nature of Amatus’ voice, like a string of smooth and sexy pagan love chants. It makes me just want to sink into the sheets. Take a listen below.
And here’s the original for comparison.
Both are worthy of your ear buds, as is the “Broken Compass” EP which you can (and should) acquire here. And here’s a bonus jam from the album, the floating “Punk.”
Monday, October 13, 2014
Parlophone, and there will be a limited 10" release of the new single just in time for Black Friday. Listen below.
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Anyway, the band reworks Sabbath into some kind of psych-funk/soul explosion, and the end result is just amazing. They manage to keep the integrity of the songs intact while making them fun as hell in the process. Go grab the album here from Ubiquity Records and listen to "Iron Man" below.
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Friday, October 10, 2014
Giallo Disco Records. The song (and album) play out like some bloody robot revenge thriller. It's nice. Get it here and listen below.
here from Cleaning Tapes on October 13th. Unfortunately the cassette is already sold out.
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Cascine and listen below.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
On a side note, i saw Kozelek perform a couple of years ago in a small and intimate venue, and he is an amazing presence...but we were drunk, and we were rowdy, and we really should not have been at a Mark Kozelek show in the state that we were in. So we got the fuck out of there before he could berate us.
Monday, October 6, 2014
Sunday, October 5, 2014
Saturday, October 4, 2014
Lex Records and listen to "OM" below.
Friday, October 3, 2014
Check back next Friday for another trailer.
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Holodeck Records, and based on one track alone, it's going to be an interstellar trip. Listen to "Shiftless en Nkawkaw" below.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Empty Cellar Records. "A Swirling Fire Burning Through the Rye" is full of wonderful crunchy nuggets, a call back to the dusty old records found in aging Austin hippies' garages. It's just the right amount of sunburned and bleary eyed. Listen to "The Mile" below.