Sunday, September 30, 2012

Josh Homme

Here's the latest jam from Josh Homme, taken from the closing credits of the film "End of Watch."  Hopefully, "Nobody to Love" is just a teaser before a new Queens of The Stone Age album.  Listen to the track below.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Still Corners

Put on your best formal wear, take a sip of punch, and score one last dance before the night is over to the latest dreamy pop tune from London's Still Corners.  "Fireflies" comes from the band's tour only 7" which you can score if you happen to be seeing them in Europe.  Listen and download below.

I.M.M.O.R.T.A.L.I.F.E or Prince Rama

Here's another new track from Prince Rama's upcoming ridiculous concept album from Paw Tracks.  This go around, they don the band identity of I.M.M.O.R.T.A.L.I.F.E.  Read the synopsis of said band below:

"In the early eighties, a London sex cult infiltrated underground discotheques based on the principle that the secret to immortality was found through engaging in intimate acts of love. To retain their anonymity, members went by the acronym I.M.M.OR.T.A.L.I.F.E., or 'Inner Messages Morphing Over Resonant Time, Always Loving Infinitely Free and Everlasting'. For years, I.M.M.O.R.T.A.L.I.F.E. dedicated itself to recording dance track hymnals that would provoke lovemaking acts and thus prolong the lives of its members. When the end of the world came, the group was found frozen in midst of an orgiastic collapse. They had not slept or eaten in thirteen days."

Hells yeah.  Listen to "Those Who Live For Love Will Live Forever" below.

Holy Shit

Finally!  Finally there's a band called Holy Shit to take its reign over all the other "holy" bands.  And they're good too.  Listen to "You Made My Dreams Come True" from their upcoming 12" single on Fat Possum.  It's a groovy and epic bedroom jam coming straight at your face!

Ultraista & David Lynch

Check out David Lynch 's (yes, that David Lynch) dark and foreboding remix of "Strange Formula" by Nigel Godrich's Ultraista project.  Good stuff.  Also, look out for the Ultraista's debut LP next week from Temporary Residence.

Ultraísta: Strange Formula on

Friday, September 28, 2012

Matamoros / Derek Rogers & R. Lee Dockery

Anytime i can hype up a friend's project is awesome, especially when said project is a good one.  Droney, minimalist atmospherics from Austin's own R. Lee Dockery and Derek Rogers.  The two team up on the Matamoros "Reflection Duct" cassette and wander separately on their own strange paths on the "Things Are Different Now" cassette.  Listen to "Reflection Duct I" from the Matamoros tape below and grab the albums at Space Slave (they are extremely limited, so hurry up).

Thursday, September 27, 2012

TEEN & Peaking Lights

Brooklyn space-pop meets Wisconsin dub-pop.  The results are kind of hypnotic.  Listen to (and download) Peaking Lights' remix of TEEN's "Sleep Is Noise" below.

Flying Lotus

"Until The Quiet Comes," the wonderful new LP from LA producer Flying Lotus comes out next week courtesy of Warp Records.  A beautiful mix of electronic noises, wistful folk melodies, and hip-hop beats, the record is a welcome beginning to the fall months.  The album also features appearances from Erykah Badu and Thom Yorke on vocals.  Listen to the Laura Darlington assisted "Phantasm"'s like taking a warm bath.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Strange Forces

I love that acid freak-out music is still a thing...and always should be a thing.  Outer dimensional guitar noise meets krautrock-precise drum work with Berlin's Strange Forces.  Their "I'd Rather Listen to The Bloody Birds" album is due soon (go here for future info), but in the meantime, check out the warbled and distorted VHS video for "Castle Castle" below.

Andy Stott

Here is a new, warped R&B, bedtime lullaby jam for your aural pleasure from the upcoming new album "Luxury Problems" from Andy Stott.  Described as "somewhere between Theo Parrish and Sade, but more fucked," the record should fulfill all your nocturnal, post-party cravings.  Listen to the beautiful album opener "Numb" below and look for the record soon on Modern Love.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Dinosaur On Fire

Philly's Dinosaur On Fire create a swirling alternate universe of synthesized grandeur, but they put it way better than i do:

"Synthesizers dictate the wonder, anticipation, and fear of exploring a 16-bit moon. It is a world half-remembered in neon synth beams, arpeggio craters, and washed in a liquid glass glaze. Recorded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 2012, 'Sleep Moon Voyage' is a reflection on how it feels to beat a video game as a child, experiencing the perils of endgame dungeons and the euphoric relief of finally setting the controller down in victory."

That's awesome.  Listen to "Out of Orbit" below, and then go here to download the "Sleep Moon Voyage" album (name your price).

Monday, September 24, 2012

Johnny Jewel - Let's Kiss/Sunday Morning Mix

A good mixtape/playlist is always fun to come by, and everything Johnny Jewel has put his hands on lately has been solid gold (see Chromatics, Symmetry, Glass Candy, etc.), so why should his "Let's Kiss/Sunday Morning Mix" be any different.  Featuring jams from Symmetry, Nico (always a treat), Tangerine Dream and more, it's the perfect score for hangover recovery.  Listen and download below.

New Trust

Here's a new track from Canadian electro-goth kids Trust.  "Divine" is taken from the new "Dressed for Space" EP available from Arts & Crafts.  Listen below.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Throbbing Gristle & Nico

Despite the death of band member Peter Christopherson, the remaining band mates of industrial/electronic/experimental outfit Throbbing Gristle have finished their long-awaited tribute to Nico and her "Desertshore" album.  Look for the double album "Desertshore/The Final Report" in November from the band's own imprint label Industrial Records.  In the meantime, watch the two teaser videos below.  We're totally stoked.

And here's teaser 2.

Chelsea Wolfe

Lo-fi Goth-folk from Chelsea Wolfe.  "Appalachia" comes from new album "Unknown Rooms," due from Sargent House next month.  Listen to the gloomy mountain song below.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Tame Impala - Elephant video

We're very excited about "Lonerism," the new LP from Aussie psych rock outfit Tame Impala, due from Modular in October.  We can hardly stand the wait.  To tide us all over, check out the video for "Elephant" below.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012


A longtime favorite record label of mine, Finders Keepers, recently unearthed some of the soundtrack work of Polish composer Andrzej Korzynski, most notably, the "previously unreleased electro/orchestral/experimental score for Andrzej Zulawski's surrealist 80s horror classic, Possession."  That line was enough to make me check it out, and you should too.  Listen to "The Man With Pink Socks," and grab the record here, or just read more about it.

Waka Flocka Flame & White Ring

You just gotta love when the Gothic witch-house kids take on hip-hop.  The results are usually interesting.  Listen to White Ring's remix of Waka Flocka Flame's "Murda" below.

Monday, September 17, 2012


I've really been digging everything i hear from LA garage punks FIDLAR.  Their live show is supposed to a raucous event, one that i missed during SXSW, but i plan to remedy that during Fun Fun Fun Fest.  They should have an album out early next year on Mom & Pop.  In the meantime, listen to "Cheap Beer" below.


Toronto noise punk rockers Metz recently signed to Sub Pop and will release their self-titled debut next month.  Listen to the wonderful cacophony of "Wet Blanket" below.


Check out the electro-pop goodie from Glasgow's CHVRCHES below.  It's a great one to wind down the summer.  "The Mother We Share" comes out from National Anthem in November.  Listen below.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Dan Bodan

It's been rainy and grey all Sunday long, so what better way to spend the day than to listen to some smooth, sexy R&B-inspired electro jams from Berlin's Dan Bodan (and try to forget that it's going to be a long, long season in New Orleans).  Check out "Aaron" below from the recently released "DP" single on DFA.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Indian Handcrafts

Every now and then it becomes necessary to bash your face against a brick wall for two minutes...or at least do the sonic equivalent.  Enter Canada's Indian Handcrafts and their new LP "Civil Disobedience for Losers," out in October from Sargent House.  Anything that The Melvin's Dale Crover is apart of (he makes several contributions to the record) is a-okay in my book.  Listen to the chaotic "Terminal Horse" below.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Icky Blossoms - Cycle video

Omaha's Icky Blossoms surfaced earlier this year with the trashy dance song "Babes."  We love trashy dance songs.  Well, the band gets trashier with the video for their new single "Cycle."  It's a collage of clips and frames from vintage porno flicks.  It's sleazy and intense.  Watch below.

By the by, this video is really not safe for work, or NSFW as the kids say these days.

Trust - Dressed for Space video

"TRST," the debut LP from Canada's Trust is easily one of our favorite records of the year, bringing to mind the more Gothic aspects of 1980's Depeche Mode.  The video for "Dressed for Space" on the other hand is a mess of 1990's Day-Glo rave antics.  It's like the Happy Mondays meet C&C Music Factory in video form.  It's awful...but i kind of love it anyway.  Enjoy.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

L.A.S.'s Crime

Mannequin Records has unearthed all sorts of cold, minimal darkwave from the 80's.  And i thank them.  Italy's L.A.S.'s Crime is a boy/girl duo, trading off vocals over a pulsating drum machine and eerie synthesizers.  Good stuff.  Listen to "Frenesya" below and pre-order the album here.


We've mentioned Umberto in the past, the side project of Expo 70's Matt Hill, cinematic synth-scapes that sound like the soundtrack to some European horror movie you've only heard of.  His latest album, "Night Has a Thousand Screams," is due from Rock Action in November.  Stuart Braithwaite of the label and the band Mogwai had this to say:

"This year at the Glasgow Film Festival Umberto did a performance along to the film Pieces, a frankly mental video nasty and I was lucky enough to be there. We met after the show and asked if he had any plans to release that music and offered to put it out if he hadn't. This record is the result of these incidents. It's a wonderful record and I'm really proud to be involved in its release."

Sounds pretty awesome.  Listen to "The Investigation" below.  (Watch the film "Pieces" too.)

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Family Band - Moonbeams video

Halloween is still a month and a half away, but we should all take a moment to watch the new video for "Moonbeams" from Family Band.  It's a tale of two skeletons rising from the grave to go swim, steal a bike, skateboard, and other shenanigans set to a spacey folk jam.  Good stuff.  Watch the video below and grab the "Grace & Lies" LP from No Quarter.

Diiv & Moons

Atlanta's Moons take on Diiv's "How Long Have You Known" turning the tune into an ethereal, blissed-out dreampop jam, with additional vocals sung in Japanese by 美愛 (i don't know what that means either).  Listen and download below.  Hooray!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Hydra Head Records calls it quits

Heavy metal / experimental / drone / etc. record label Hydra Head Records, home of Jesu, Prurient, Pyramids, Old Man Gloom, and many more, is shutting down after 17 years.  So bummed out.  Look here for the announcement, and then go here to buy a bunch of awesome records.

Listen to Prurient's "Time's Arrow" below.

Philip Glass remixed

Composer Philip Glass turns 75 this year.  To celebrate, Orange Mountain Music, Ernest Jenning, and The Kora Records are releasing a double album of remixes by Beck, Dan Deacon, and more, more, more.  "Rework:  Philip Glass Remixed" is due in October.  Listen to Tyondai Braxton's (formerly of Battles) take on "Rubric" below.

Monday, September 10, 2012


Majeure is Anthony Paterra, one half of synth-rock duo Zombi.  "Solar Maximum" is the title track to the new album due in October from Temporary Residence.  It sounds like Vangelis backed by a band of krautrock-addicted robots.  I love it.  Listen to opus below.

Fear of Men - Mosaic

Here's the latest from London's Fear of Men.  "Mosaic" is another pretty foray into 60's sunshine dreampop land.  Listen below, and pre-order the 7" from Rough Trade.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Atoms For Peace

Take a listen to the new track "Default" from Thom Yorke's new project Atoms For Peace, a collab with Flea and Nigel Godrich.  It's a claustrophobic little jam.  Look for an album from the group sometime next year.

Friday, September 7, 2012

John Maus pics

We got a chance to see John Maus at The Independent in San Francisco on Monday night.  While Maus only had 25 minutes to perform as the venue closed at 11pm (what the fuck San Fran?), the man just killed it.  Here's a couple pics.

This is probably right before he started punching himself in the head.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Particle Kid

Have you ever wondered what the music of the son of Willie Nelson would sound like?  Me neither, but here  is Particle Kid anyway, and it's delightful oddball folk rock.  Listen to "Mosquito" below.  It comes from the new "Shapes" EP from Teaching Machine.