Tuesday, September 30, 2014


Dublin's Princess sound like spacey, shoegaze-tinged alt-rock i used to jam the hell out of in high school, but all over a dreampop soundscape.  Add in some art rock accoutrement to the mix (think Grizzly Bear sonics), and you've got the perfect score to sink forever into your sofa to.  Listen to the massive and sprawling "Molly" below, and be on the lookout for a release hopefully in the near future.


Synth pop doesn't come much synthier or poppier than Philadelphia duo Resistor.  The band crafts catchy dance numbers to score your next throwback 80's party to.  They will be stuck in your head for days.  Listen to "Can't Believe" below and check out their Soundcloud page for more tunes.

Monday, September 29, 2014


We are just about to begin my favorite time of the year.  Halloween is just around the corner, and with it, a whole horde of horror movies and horror themed music to keep me in ghoulish glee.  Austin's own Alex Cuervo, aka Espectrostatic is setting the tone with his new album of Carpenter and Goblin inspired jams, the upcoming "Escape from Witchtropolis" on Trouble in Mind Records.  Take a listen to the title track below.

King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard

Melbourne, Australia's zany, sun and drug fried garage psych bank King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard make music to spazz out to, music to slam cheap beer to, smoke copious amounts of drugs to, and dehydrate and bleach yourself in the sun to.  It's like some crazy, go-go dancer's dream world, and we're all invited.  New album "I'm in Your Mind Fuzz" will be out in November of Thee Oh Sees frontman John Dwyer's Castle Face Records.  Listen to "Cellophane" below.

Extra points for having my new favorite band name.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

The Guest

I have not had the good fortune to see Adam Wingard's latest film "The Guest" yet, though i hope to remedy that sometime in the near future.  It looks fucking cool.  What i have had the good fortune to check out is the soundtrack, which is equally fucking cool.  Featuring a mix of darkwave, synth, and goth, both old (Love and Rockets, Sisters of Mercy) and new (SURVIVE, Gatekeeper), the soundtrack feels similar to the one for "Drive" from a couple of years back.  It's moody, retro, and slick as hell, and sounds like the awesome mixtape your weirdo friend in black nail polish would make for you.  Dig it.  The album is available digitally from Amazon right now, but hopefully we'll have a vinyl version out soon.  Stream the whole thing below.

Saturday, September 27, 2014


French electronic composer Z, aka Bernard Szajner, channels his inner Frank Herbert for his latest album "Visions of Dune."  The whole record feels like mood music for a reading of the novels, or like pieces of drone and electronica that could have filled the inner creases of Jodorowsky's film that never came to fruition.  Listen to slowly uncurling "Spice" below and grab the record from Infine.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Thom Yorke

And just like that, there's a new album out from Radiohead's Thom Yorke.  "Tomorrow's Modern Boxes" is available as a download via BitTorrent for $6, or on vinyl here for substantially more.  Take a listen to "A Brain in a Bottle" below, a mix of electronics, clicks, beeps, and boops with Yorke's soulful falsetto layed out on top.  It's pretty much what you would expect, but dammit, i love surprise releases.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Blut Aus Nord

Here is a pummeling and soaring new opus from the always mysterious and excellent French black metal one-man band Blut Aus Nord.  "Paien" comes from the upcoming album "Memoria Vetusta III: Saturnian Poetry" out next month via Debemur Morti.  It's a pagan siren scream to the old gods, and it's magnificent.  Listen below.

Marianne Faithfull

The legendary Marianne Faithfull singing a somber ballad penned by Nick Cave?  That's all you had to tell me.  Take a listen to the haunting "Late Victorian Holocaust" below and be on the lookout for new album "Give My Love to London" in November on Easy Sound Recording Company.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014


Here's a sad, little, dreamy, heartbreaker from Orlando duo SALES.  "Getting it On" comes from the EP of the same name and just floats.  Listen below and grab the EP here.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Andy Stott

Electronic artist/producer Andy Stott has a new album of hushed and warped experimental late-night electro-jams on the horizon with November's forthcoming "Faith in Strangers" LP on Modern Love.  "Violence" is the first taste, and it's a sprawling slow burn, with notes of pagan folk, clicks, clacks, and electric ticks, and a glowing mood to numb the senses.  Take a listen below.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Queen and Michael Jackson

So this is just neat.  In 1984, Queen worked with Michael Jackson on a song called "There Must Be More to Life than This," which for some reason was never completed.  Producer William Orbit has reassembled the tape that exists to craft a "finished" product.  It's kind of amazing, and it's crazy to me that this is just now surfacing, to be included on an upcoming Queen collection called "Queen Forever."  Listen below.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Fear of Men cover Ty Segall

Brighton's dreamy, folksy, indie-pop band Fear of Men just covered one of my favorite songs from last year, Ty Segall's "Sleeper."  The stripped-down, acoustic psych-ballad has been turned into a floating and dreamlike folk-pop gem, like something akin to walking through fields in England in the 60's.  Listen below.

Friday, September 19, 2014

This Will Destroy You

San Marcos instrumental space travelling four-piece This Will Destroy You have a lovely, noisy, and ethereal new album out called "Another Language," perfect for drifting in and out of the ether, or for long road trips through the desert.  Take a listen to the swirling and moving "Dustism" below and grab the record from Suicide Squeeze or the cassette from Holodeck.

Thursday, September 18, 2014


I first saw New Orleans avant-noise duo Caddywhompus in 2010 at the Free Press Summer Fest in Houston.  Despite the heat and the rain, they killed it, making a ruckus and blasting the earholes of the hundred or so people watching them on the small, parking lot stage.  It was with much excitement and glee that i caught them a year later...at the same festival...on the same stage...in front of the same group of sweaty fans, this time in blistering, near 110 degree heat, and they killed it again.  Naturally i bought their record, and then never heard from them again.  Until now.  The duo are set to unleash their sophomore effort, "Feathering A Nest," in November on Community Records.  Listen to the noisy, but blissful "Stuck" below.  Glad to have these guys back in the fold.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Dream Police

Dream Police is the side project from The Men's Mark Perro and Nick Chiericozzi.  The Brooklyn band kill it with fuzzed-out boogie anthems, butt-shakers and heart-breakers, guitars shredding through steady drum machine beats and hazy smoke and fumes.  Look for the "Hypnotized" LP in November from Sacred Bones and listen to the title track below.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Jose Gonzalez covers Arthur Russell

Influential New York cult artist Arthur Russell is getting a loving cover record released by Red Hot featuring artists like Blood Orange, Robyn, Cults, Phosphorescent, and more. Troubadour Jose Gonzalez's contribution is a take on "This Is How We Walk on the Moon," from Russell's posthumously released 1994 album "Another Thought." Take a listen below and look for "Master Mix: Red Hot + Arthur Russell" next month on Yep Roc.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Doss and Recycle Culture

Electronic artist/producer Doss' "The Way I Feel" gets the remix treatment from Recycle Culture on "The Way I Feel" remix EP out now on Acephale.  Listen to and download the smokey, dreamy track below.

Sunday, September 14, 2014


So, there's this film making its way through the festival circuit right now called "Wolfcop."  I honestly don't want to know a thing about it, as i would like to be completely cold to the hilarity and the madness before i watch the movie...and i will watch this movie.  That aside, i got a taste of the retro-sounding soundtrack that will be issued by One Way Static (that's the cover art above), and available exclusively at this weekend's Mondo-Con in Austin, though there should be more available after that.  It sounds pretty fun.  Take a listen to the excellently titled "Burchard Von Worms" by score composer Shooting Guns below, and then marvel at the movie poster art below that.


Saturday, September 13, 2014

Panda Bear mixtape

With a new album on the horizon, "Panda Bear vs. The Grim Reaper," Animal Collective's Noah Lennox, aka Panda Bear, has assembled an interesting little mixtape to start drumming up some press.  I'm a huge fan of his previous solo efforts, so i am pretty excited at the prospect of a new record.  You can listen to the mixtape at PBVSGR or below.  I have no idea what these songs are.  Enjoy.

Friday, September 12, 2014

New one from Deers

Earlier this summer, Madrid duo Deers released a 7" of truly inspired, lo-fi, garage-psych-pop candy that's been rocking my stereo on repeat.  The band is now apparently a four-piece, and they have an equally wonderful new 7" on the horizon.  Listen to "Castigadas en el Granero" below and be on the lookout for the "Barn" 7" on Mom + Pop in November.

*UPDATE:  You can pre-order now right here.  Hooray!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Ovlov - The Great Ohmu

Connecticut band Ovlov have a wonderful sloppy aesthetic to their brand of guitar rock, a kind of call back to the drunks and stoners responsible for so much mayhem and melody in the 80's/90's college rock/alt-rock heyday.  It creeps into your veins.  And it makes you want to hang out in your garage, swapping beers, stories, and jams with some less than reputable characters.  The boys have a new track, "The Great Ohmu," coming out on a split release with Ex-Breathers, Woozy, and Gnarwhal on Community/Hex/Social Cancer in November.  Listen below.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Grouper - Call Across Rooms

Here's our first taste of the upcoming new album from Grouper.  "Call Across Rooms" is haunting mix of hushed vocals and piano...and it's devastating.  "Ruins" is due on Halloween from Kranky and Liz Harris' Yellow Electric label.  Read her description of the recording process:

"Recorded pretty simply, with a portable 4-track, Sony stereo mic and an upright piano.  When I wasn't recording songs I was hiking several miles to the beach.  The path wound through the ruins of several old estates and a small village.

The album is a document.  A nod to that daily walk.  Failed structures.  Living in the remains of love.  I left the songs the way they came (microwave beep from when power went out after a storm); I hope that the album bears some resemblance to the place that I was in."

Awesome.  Listen and download below.


Ex Cops and Ariel Pink

I've never really payed much attention to Brooklyn duo Ex Cops.  They've always been on the periphery...i think i may have even seen them before at SXSW, but i don't remember.  Well, they've got my attention now with their new track "Tragically Alright," featuring an assist from Ariel Pink...and Billy Corgan of all people on the boards.  It's a woozy, intoxicating song, and if it's any indication of upcoming album "Daggers," it may be worth checking out.  Listen below and look for the album in October on Downtown.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Ariel Pink - Put Your Number in my Phone

New music from Ariel Pink?  Yes please.  "Put Your Number in my Phone" is a sweet and wistful lo-fi pop gem and can be found on the upcoming album "Pom Pom" due in November from 4AD.  Listen below.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Iceage - Forever

A few weeks ago, we heard the newest jam from Danish post-punks Iceage, "The Lord's Favorite."  On it, the band tweaked their often bleak material with some tinges of cowpunk, breathing whole new life into the band's formula.  It just worked.  And now we have another new tune, "Forever," from the forthcoming new album "Plowing into the Field of Love," and it mixes in some American Gothic undertones with all the country-post-punk and oblivion.  It sounds kind of like something Nick Cave might have dabbled in 20 or 30 years ago, and it's awesome.  Look for the album in October from Matador, and watch the video for "Forever" below.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Aphex Twin

I know this came out a couple of days ago, but i would be remiss not to make mention of it here at the Incubator.  Aphex Twin's new jam "minipops 67 [120.2][source field mix]" sounds like...well, it sounds like Aphex Twin.  Listen below and grab the new album "SYRO" later this month from Warp.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Jennifer Castle

Toronto's Jennifer Castle plays stripped down psych-folk, haunting and beautiful skeletal pieces of song. The music feels like a throwback, but timeless nonetheless.  Siren sing your songs to me.  Listen to the gorgeous and downcast "Nature" below and get the "Pink City" LP from from No Quarter Records.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Mastodon and Gibby Haynes

All summer long, i have been excitedly listening to each weekly release from Adult Swim's summer singles series, all the while anxiously awaiting the reported Mastodon/Gibby Haynes (Butthole Surfers) collaboration.  And now my wait is over.  "Atlanta" sounds about what you expect a Mastodon/Gibby Haynes jam to sound like...hyper, frenetic, screeching magic.  Listen below and download it on Monday.  Hooray!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

God Help the Girl

Belle and Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch recorded an album in 2009 called "God Help the Girl," a set of songs intended to be worked into a musical film.  And he has succeeded.  Murdoch's directorial debut, also called "God Help the Girl" comes out tomorrow, and the soundtrack consists of original albums tuned reworked and rerecorded with the cast.  The 60's pop pastiche shines, as one would expect from anything associated with Belle and Sebastian.  Take a listen to the title track below with vocals from Emily Browning and grab the album on Milan Records.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The GoatMan

With so many faux soundtracks and rumors of long lost films all over the web, it's hard to know if the real thing actually exists out there.  Somehow i doubt it, but at least we get some good throwback music out of the deal.  And so we have the supposed soundtrack to a lost British horror film from the 70's called "The GoatMan."  The soundtrack is performed by a duo known as The Unseen, and it's a cool mix of psychedelia, pagan folk, and some synthesized electronics.  Listen to "End Title Theme (Lullabies)" below, get the whole soundtrack here courtesy of The Active Listener, and read the "story" of the lost film here.

Man, it would be cool if this was actually real.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

A Cat in the Brain

Continuing their ever-impressive string of soundtrack releases, Mondo Tees issued a beautiful edition of Fabio Frizzi's score to the Lucio Fulci gorefest "A Cat in the Brain," featuring awesome cover art from We Buy Your Kids.  Take a listen to "Sequence 1" below and be on the lookout for the vinyl release online in the near future.

Monday, September 1, 2014

VHS Glitch - Stellar Pursuit

Here's a new one from retro-synth act VHS Glitch.  "Stellar Pursuit" is basically the electronic and sonic equivalent of its very title, a computerized soundtrack to fleeing from the enemy through the cosmos.  Listen below and go download it here.