Permanent Records and watch the video below.
Sunday, July 31, 2016
Saturday, July 30, 2016
Retro Promenade's "Twin Peaks" synth tribute last year, and then their subsequent John Carpenter and "Tron" tributes, i've been waiting for them to release a "Blade Runner" inspired collection of music too. And someone beat them to the punch. Future City Records just released "Tears in Rain: A Tribute to Blade Runner" featuring a whole slew of electronic and retro synth acts creating music to accompany to a walk or drive through wet and neon-drenched streets of 2019 Los Angeles. Get it here and listen to Aquawave's "Synthetic Dream (Closing Credits)" below.
here from Dream Catalogue. I am always aghast at how fast 2814's records sell out, so if you're looking for vinyl, you're already out of luck.
Friday, July 29, 2016
Secretly Canadian, feels like some obscure, private press record from the 70's that you somehow stumbled across at a garage sale or used book store. You can practically see the dust rising off of it. Listen to "Red Moon" below, a short and wonderful trumpet-led instrumental, and an album highlight.
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Carpark Records now, and he just released a new and grooving single last week, the wonderfully titled "Face Down in the Gutter of Your Love." It's a toe-tapper for sure, an infectious little earworm, perfect for a summer day. Listen below and download here.
Finders Keepers chooses to reissue and grace us with year after year. Psych, jazz, folk, funk, and more, Andy Votel digs on crate digging more than any mere mortal. He's like some kind of obscure music bloodhound, sniffing out scores of odd and interesting music from around the world. Earlier this year, the label released the soundtrack to Jess Franco's "Les Demons," composed by Jean-Bernard Raiteux, and it's an intoxicating foray into psych-tinged exotica, a surreal and freaky audio vision of B-movie mania. It's awesome. Listen to "The Weakness of Rosalinda" below and grab the record here. Nunsploitation rules!
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Sargent House. Fans of Swans and certain eras of Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds should definitely check it out.
Monday, July 25, 2016
Shawn Baker's current infatuation with Felte Records, i find myself revisiting the label's array of artists to find that many of them have new music coming out. Detroit post punk band Ritual Howls are readying their latest LP, the forthcoming "Into the Water" due in August, and the tracks they've offered up thus far add strands of darkwave sheen and Gothic heaviness to their particular brand of post punk art. Album closer "Going Upstate" in particular carries an ominous vibe, a dark current of menace...bad things are going to happen. Listen below, pre-order the record here, and much thanks to Shawn.
Sunday, July 24, 2016
Ed Banger Records.
Saturday, July 23, 2016
Friday, July 22, 2016
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Not Just Religious Music, and listen to both tracks below.
Weird World Records.
RVNG Intl. that pair electronic and experimental artists together to make something sprawling and ambitious. The thirteenth installment, "Sunergy," comes from rising electronic composer Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith and legendary synth/new age artist Suzanne Ciani. The two craft a beeping and moving soundscape akin to an ocean within a computer, waves of current washing over chips and silicon. Listen to "Closed Circuit" below and grab the record in September.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Relapse Records, the band's "RR7349" LP is their first since 2012, and the Carpenter dreamscapes remain intact. Listen to the dark and otherworldly "A.H.B." below.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Monday, July 18, 2016
Sunday, July 17, 2016
Saturday, July 16, 2016
Friday, July 15, 2016
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Blackest Ever Black is the curiously monikered Tomorrow The Rain Will Fall Upwards, with an album entitled "Wreck His Days" due next month from the label. While no one is being forthcoming with any information regarding artist involvement or anything like that, the gorgeous and glacial "...And I Tried So Hard" is enough to pique my interest. The song slinks and molds, like watching a flower open and close and ultimately decay, or a snake slowly shedding his skin. Listen below.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
here from Exploding in Sound.
Disposable America. First track "Cannibalism" is a stark and minimalist mix of droning tones, pleading vocals, and dark and chilly atmosphere. Fans of Cindy Lee will approve. Listen below.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Trouble In Mind. I like that kind of prolific output fellas. Anyway, listen to the grooving "Bills" below from the upcoming "Dusk" LP.
Monday, July 11, 2016
Mondo/Death Waltz throughout the year, the label also releases killer original works by artists inspired by all of these wonderful film scores. The label's latest comes from Pentagram Home Video, whose "Who's Out There?" LP feels like it could have perfectly scored any number of 80's direct-to-video-nasty releases, all spooky atmospherics and pulsing synths. Listen to icy album opener "Vision 1 The Coast" below and get the record here.
Sunday, July 10, 2016
Latino America Shoegaze. It's a pretty stellar mix of bands hailing from Mexico and South America, and you can download the whole thing on a pay-what-you-want model right here. So, let's all float down south.
Saturday, July 9, 2016
here (vinyl is sold out though).
Castle Face Records just released a live album of the band on the label's increasingly awesome "Live in San Francisco" series. It does not disappoint. Listen to "Web" below and get the record here.
Friday, July 8, 2016
Thursday, July 7, 2016
Warp, and the first single "Maniac Depressant" is streaming below. Give it a listen. It's dark, gothy, and weird.
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
here, courtesy of Blood Music.
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Monday, July 4, 2016
Sunday, July 3, 2016
here from Midnight Special.
Saturday, July 2, 2016
100% Electronica, but are sating us for the time being with the wonderfully floaty, toe-tapping, and bobbing "Don't Worry Bout the Fuck I'm Doing." It feels ready made to close out an evening. Listen below.
Jagjaguwar. It's going to be a beast of record when it comes out in September.