Saturday, April 30, 2011

Gonjasufi - Bury Me

Gonjasufi (creator of my favorite album of 2010) has posted a cool new song, "Bury Me," on his Myspace page. It's pretty damn good. Stream it here.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Mark Ingram to New Orleans

It's not all indie jams and horror flicks around here. Football is also alive and well in the Heaven Is An Incubator household (lockouts be damned). And my Saints have scored a couple of good picks in the first round, nabbing DE Cameron Jordan from Cal at 24 and then trading with New England for the 28th pick to secure running back Mark Ingram from 'Bama. Should be good fits. Who Dat!

Blanck Mass

Benjamin John Power (half of the blissed-out ambient electro-dynamos Fuck Buttons) is set to release a solo work in June called Blanck Mass. It's what you'd expect it to be if you're into Fuck Buttons at all...awesome. Listen to "Land Disasters" and download below. Hooray!

Blanck Mass - Land Disasters by One Thirty BPM

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Lone Star Lowlands

Everyone should go ahead and do themselves a giant favor and buy Numero Group's "Lone Star Lowlands." It's a great compilation of really obscure music recorded in Beaumont, Texas back in the day. Everything (and i seriously mean everything) that Numero has ever put out is brilliant and should be owned by everyone, but as a Texan, i'm highlighting this entry. Check out this synopsis for God's sake:

"The songs themselves run the gamut; southern boogie rock, CSNY clones, British blues thunder, garage-psych hangovers, Morricone-esque supper club instrumentals, yacht rock, and what can only be described as Bobby McPherin fronting the Velvet Underground."

You know what sounds cooler than that? Nothing.

Sample and buy it here.

(Look at those people in the picture above. You know you want to party with them.)

John Maus

Okay, i didn't want to like this guy at first, but the one-time Ariel Pink collaborator John Maus has gotten under my skin, and now i'm hooked. Check out the tune "Believer" below, a long lost, synth-driven anthem to some unmade John Hughes movie where everybody dies at the end. Sweet.

John Maus - Believer by RibbonMusic

Ganglians "Still Living"

Sacramento's psych-folk-indie-rock weirdos Ganglians have a brand spanking new record out this summer form Lefse called "Still Living." These guys were responsible for one of my favorite albums of 2009, so high hopes for this next outing. You can pre-order and download the track "Jungle" right here. The first 50 people to pre-order get a copy on cassette tape too (whoo-hoo?), so there's that.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Song To Cheer You Up

The good folks at Transparent are offering up a free EP of remixes from the now sold out "Hauntin' Me" 7" from Keep Shelly In Athens. Listen to the Maria Minerva remix of "Song To Cheer You Up" below. Evidently, it contains some sort of warbled Spice Girls thing, but i wouldn't know about that...

You can also sample the other tunes here and download here.

Keep Shelly In Athens - Song To Cheer You Up (Maria Minerva Holler Remix) by TransparentRecs

Monday, April 25, 2011

Blood Orange

Dev Hynes from Lightspeed Champion and Test Icicles has a new project called Blood Orange. The first single, "Dinner," will be out very soon from Terrible Records. He likes Prince.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Stream The Only She Chapters

Experimental producer Prefuse 73's new album "The Only She Chapters comes out on Tuesday from Warp, but you can stream the whole thing now right here. It's so cool, it makes my nipples hard.

Franz Ferdinand Covers EP

Record Store Day 2011 has come and gone, and in its devastating wake, several of those now hard-to-find, aggravatingly high dollar records are slowly being churned out for the non record nerd masses. An EP of bands covering Franz Ferdinand comes out on May 2nd from Domino. The LCD Soundsystem tune is excellent. Check them all out below.

Franz Ferdinand - Covers EP by DominoRecordCo

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Listen to the GUMMY SKULL

Take a listen to the songs from The Flaming Lips' gummy skull right here. Hooray! they taste good?

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Drivers in Austin suck

Why oh why do so many people drive like shit in the city i love? I hate you all.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


Since there couldn't possibly be enough young, Jesus And Mary Chain fixated California surf punks out there, here's a new one from Art Fag Records. The "Beach Coma" 7" from Plateaus will be available in May, just in time to gear you up for the upcoming 100 degree weather we get here in Texas. Hazaa? Listen to the A-side below.

Com Truise - Fairlight

Com Truise's "Galactic Melt" is due out in July, but in the meantime, he's set to release lead-in single "Fairlight" via Ghostly International. It's a synthetic pop extravaganza getting you prepared for a future that never was. Listen below.

Fairlight by Com Truise

Monday, April 18, 2011

Weyes Blood

Crawling and echoing across some vast desert-scape, Weyes Blood's "The Outside Room," haunts the soul like Nico on a bender, scraping her nails along her tonsils, spattering blood into the ether, a riveting display of modern death-folk.

That's my super-pretentious way of saying this record is fucking awesome. Get it from Not Not Fun.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

John Dies At The End

So, as i'm currently reading "John Dies At The End," by David Wong (editor of Cracked), i suppose i should probably voice my opinion about the novel. It's a shitload of fun. Zombies, ghosts, roach-monsters, a drug that opens up a transdimensional doorway, a car-driving dog, a race to stop an apocalypse brought on by a drunk, ancient god named Korrok, and plenty of smart-ass characters to boot. Check this one out before the movie's released (by Don (Phantasm/Bubba Ho-Tep) Coscarelli no less).

Love that soy sauce.

Saturday, April 16, 2011


Chaos at the record stores! So much stuff already pillaged by the time i arrived because i wanted to sleep in! So, i've been drinking beer, and now it's time to go get fatter. Hooray!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Xander Duell

It comes as no surprise that we listen to a lot of weird shit around here, and the newest obsession comes from New York's Xander Duell, and his "Experimental Tape No. 2 Vol. 1" album from Mexican Summer. I'm not even sure where to start with this one, so why don't i just let the record label spell it out instead:

"It’s going to take more than the space provided here to sum up the ideas and talent of NYC’s Xander Duell, who has fused decades’ worth of nuance into these thirteen songs. The implication in the title of this one is at least somewhat correct in that the experimental nature of Duell’s music rears its head in style and content atop songwriting that touches the emotional core without hesitation or regret. There is joy and sadness here, electronics and guitars, grandeur alongside the neon-lit sleaze. Calibrate your expectations appropriately on this one, but be prepared to have them shattered by this outsider work, in the spirit of Scott Walker’s numbered albums and the prime cut of ‘70s soft rock."

That about sums it up. You can listen to the odd "Emma Baby" right here.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Birdemic: Shock and Terror

If you've been anxiously searching for a film that rivals "The Room" in sheer ineptitude and hilariousness, then look no further than "Birdemic: Shock and Terror." This piece of shit really feels like someone was trying their best to make the worst movie ever, and seriously, it's so bad, it feels purposeful. But then you watch some footage of director James Nguyen, and Goddamnit, it think he was trying to make a real movie. Mull over the checklist: stupid plot, inane subplots that go absolutely nowhere and pop up for no narrative reason whatsoever, horrible acting, horrible dialogue, horrible effects, annoyingly bad cinematography, bad, kitschy music, and on and on and on. Add some unnecessary political commentary to the mix, and you've got an awesome 90 minutes ahead of you.

All joking aside, this movie is pure crap, but enjoyable crap nonetheless. And, while it's not quite as awesomely horrible as "The Room," it's good to know that with the right attitude and a certain amount of chutzpah and drive, you too can birth your own stinking pile of art into the culture. Bon Appetite!

I swear, i used to like art movies.

Scream 4

Please don't suck.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Cults - You Know What I Mean

Check out the tune from Cults (coming out this Saturday for Record Store Day), "You Know What I Mean." It's like sipping from a milkshake and bobbing your head with your sweetheart in a candy shop.

Cults - You Know What I Mean by cultscultscults

Purity Ring

Purity Ring create spaced-out, electronic dream-pop gems easily consumable for the robotic masses. Their "Ungirthed" 7" comes out next week. Download both sides here, and order the record here.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Ty Rex

As i anxiously await Record Store Day this Saturday (what records am i going to miss out on because i'm not a crazy motherfucker who waits outside the store hours before opening?), i just came across a scheduled release i'm pretty excited for. San Franciscan garage rocker Ty Segall is set to release a 6-song EP of T. Rex covers called "Ty Rex." These are two things i love very much. Listen to his take of "Fist Heart Mighty Dawn Dart" below.

Ty Segall: "Fist Heart Mighty Dawn Dart" (T. Rex Cover) by alteredzones

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Lars Von Trier strikes again

Here's the trailer for Lars Von Trier's "Melancholia." It looks like a Lars Von Trier movie. Sweet. Chaos reigns.

Gang Gang Dance - Mindkilla

Here's the video for Gang Gang Dance's "Mindkilla." The new album, "Eye Contact," comes out on May 9th from 4AD.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Houston Abstros

Monofonus Press will release a new 7" from the always trippy, always awesome Sun Araw (that's war anus backwards). The B-side is a cover of an old Teenage Fanclub song. Listen to the both songs below. Holla!

Houston Abstros 7" by Monofonus Press

EMA covers Danzig

EMA (Erika M. Anderson to her family i guess) offers up a pretty decent indie pop version of Danzig's "Soul On Fire." It's not bad. Listen below and get the 1-sided 7" from Hell Yes! on May 16th.

EMA "Soul On Fire" by HellYes

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

James Pants remixes Tyler, The Creator

James Pants recently did a remix of Tyler, The Creator's "Seven," from last year's downloadable album "Bastard." Two very different styles and aesthetics coming together for the greater good. Gives me the happys. Listen below.

Tyler, The Creator "Seven" (James Pants Remix) by WeGetPress

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

True Widow

Dallas trio True Widow have released their new LP, "As High As The Highest Heavens And From The Center To The Circumference Of The Earth," a great mix of reverb and stoner metal that the band describes as "stonegaze." Bitchin. Get it at Kemado Records.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Justice - Civilization

French elecro duo make their triumphant return tomorrow with the release of "Civilization" from Ed Banger Records. You might recognize the tune from an Adidas commercial, but product consumption aside, the song's pretty fun, sounding like the Justice we know with a tad of Daft Punk thrown in for good measure. Listen below.

Justice - "Civilization" Full Track by 1077 The End

Sunday, April 3, 2011


Tonight, i'm hoping to finally watch "House," a tripped-out Japanese horror movie from the 1970's. It's been described as "an episode of Scooby Doo directed by Mario Bava." I'm pretty sure it's going to melt my brain. Cheers.

Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi

The upcoming "Rome" project from Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi still has me very excited. The two pay homage to the music of the spaghetti westerns of the 1960's even recruiting a lot of the original musicians who worked with Morricone back in the day. Jack White and Norah Jones also make appearances. Check out the the collaboration with Norah Jones below called "Black."

Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi - "Black" ft. Norah Jones by theaudioperv

And then check out the Jack White track, "Two Against One."

Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi featuring Jack White by Oedipus

Saturday, April 2, 2011


Late to the party again on this wonderful LP from Anika, a "political journalist" moving between Berlin and Bristol when she met Portishead's Geoff Barrow, who then recruited the chanteuse to sing with his band Beak>. The result is the crazy mix of covers and original tunes sung in a Nico style voice backed by a kind of no wave/punk/funk/underground disco mutant hybrid. Groovy stuff if you're into awesomeness. Listen to "Yang Yang" below and buy the record here.

Anika - Yang Yang by stonesthrow

Friday, April 1, 2011


Spank Rock + Italo-Disco = Mobroder = probably one of the most fun things ever created in this world. Read the mock-bio here and download for freezies here (it will cost you an email address). Let the booties commence shaking.