Thursday, March 31, 2016
Daptone Records, appropriately titled "Changes" features the moving cover, and it will be the best thing you hear all day. Watch the video below.
Flenser have a new record from Muscle and Marrow coming out in May. "Love" is driving and beautiful mix of electronics, doomy, haunting vocals, elements of black metal, and all around experimental arrangements. It's very dark and gloomy stuff. Listen to "My Fear" below.
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Blood Music while they're still available.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Monday, March 28, 2016
Sunday, March 27, 2016
Saturday, March 26, 2016
New Horizons Records and listen to Occams Laser's take on "Wood Man" below.
Friday, March 25, 2016
Ipecac. The pair make a kind of off kilter classical pop music, something cinematic in scope and indebted to the film score compositions of Morricone and the like. Listen to album opener "Red Rainbow" below.
Jagjaguwar, and to get you in the right state of mind for its release, watch the trippy video for "Mothers of the Sun," below, fever dream hallucinatory images accompanying killer stoned guitar riffs, howling organs, and interstellar exploratory vocals, piercing that third eye. I didn't realize i missed good, old fashioned prog rock so much.
Two Flowers imprint over the summer. The first is the sunny, airy, psych-disco jam "Conga Blue." I realize that Spring only just started, but this is a summer single if there ever was one. Listen below, download here, be on the lookout for the vinyl in a couple months, and bring me some sunscreen and a cocktail.
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Dead Oceans, the ladies seem to be tapping into a bigger, more stomping form of pop-rawk, belting out the jams like some kind of spitting, sneering sirens, luring and daring you to the stage. It's really damn good and fun. Listen to "Wednesday Night Melody" below.
bandcamp, was Virginia's Car Seat Headrest, a wonderful mix of lo-fi rock anthems, alt-rock haze, and bedroom pop introspection and self-awareness. May sees the release of "Teens of Denial," the band's next album on Matador and the first of all new material, and the kids still seem to very much have their fingers on the pulse of...me. Listen to "Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales" below.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Run For Cover. I'm kind of pissed that these guys are calling it quits, seeing as i've only just now discovered them. Anyway, dig on the video to the Robert Pollard indebted "Alex" below and preorder the album here.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
I didn't get to see everything i would have liked to this year, but that's par for the course with this crazy thing we call SXSW, and for some reason, these pictures are out of order. Hmm. Anyway, my favs for the week were Feels, Gwenno, and PWR BTTM. I also set up a Spotify account for the sole purpose of seeing Car Seat Headrest and Hinds...and for getting some free beer. I'm pathetic and predictable, but at least i had fun. Here's a bunch of pics...
I'm gonna try to do this again next year, but i sure am getting old and tired.
|Car Seat Headrest|
|PMS and The Mood Swings|
|Ash, eating icecream and kicking out the jams.|
|PWR BTTM (again)|