Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Gazelle Twin - The Well

Here's a spooky new track from Gazelle Twin, which makes sense seeing as it comes from the artist's and Max de Wardener's upcoming score for the horror film "The Power."  I was already anticipating the movie and now i'm stoked for the soundtrack too.  Check out "The Well" below and get it here from Invada.

Daily Jam - Memories

Let's do some melodramatic '80s synth score today.  Truth be told though, Harold Faltermeyer is gold.  Here's "Memories" from "Top Gun," or as i used to call it, "the Goose dies music," our Daily Jam.

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

The Astrologer

I feel like it would be remiss of me to not inform any and everyone of you who might take a gander at this blog that Craig Denney's absolutely bonkers and hard to see film "The Astrologer" has leaked its way to YouTube.  This is essential viewing if you're into outsider filmmaking or just bafflingly insane movies.  It's extraordinary.  A vanity film project (with ample financial backing no less) from a mysterious filmmaker full of epic ambitions and narrative ineptitude.  Denney directs and stars as a world famous astrologer...who is also a diamond smuggler...who is also a successful filmmaker and producer in a "Citizen Kane"-ish rise and fall that ends on a pretentious quote from "King Lear."  The film shoots for the stars and misses spectacularly.  Come for the jarring, smash cut editing that can feel like someone stuck in a reel from a completely different movie.  Stay for the scene entirely soundtracked by Procol Harum's "Grand Hotel" in which the lyrics literally describe what's happening on screen.  But whatever you do, make sure you set your eyes on this bizarro oddity.  Check out a trailer made by the Hellfire Video Club below.

Daily Jam - I Needed It Most

My Morning Jacket has been making music for over two decades now and have gone through different eras or variations in their sound, but for my money, nothing beats the mournful, echoed lament sung in a grain silo sound of their first couple of records.  It just sings to my soul.  Here's "I Needed It Most," our Daily Jam.


New music from Zombi is always reason to celebrate, and the Pittsburg duo have a new EP heading our way in May.  I can't help but dig on that goofy album art.  Listen to the prog of "Black Forest" below and pre-order "Liquid Crystal" here from Relapse.

Monday, March 29, 2021


Of all the music i thought i might write about today, i certainly didn't expect it to come from a former NFL defensive back, but here we are.  EXUM is the moniker of Antone Exum Jr., and the former safety mixes bits of hip-hop, electronic, synth pop, and R&B into grooving cohesion that harkens back to the sounds of early Toro Y Moi or Blood Orange.  Good stuff.  Check out the video for "Dark Kept Secret" below and pre-order the "Xardinal Coffee" LP here.

Andy Stott

UK producer Andy Stott is back with a new record in a couple of weeks.  Check out "The Beginning" featuring vocals from Alison Skidmore below and be on the lookout for the "Never the Right Time" LP on Modern Love.

Renée Reed

I've been meaning to post about the debut album from Lafayette, Louisiana's Renée Reed for a few weeks now, but for some reason it just kept escaping me.  But no more.  The artist's self-titled record dropped last Friday on Keeled Scales, and it's as soothing and dreamy as it is haunting and mysterious, stripped down numbers that get under the skin and stay there.  Listen to "I Saw a Ghost" below and order the record here.

Daily Jam - Ring of Bone

Kicking off my week with some somber '70s folk music from Hardin & Russell's self-financed, DIY debut, 1976's "Ring of Bone."  Check out the title track below, our Daily Jam.

Sunday, March 28, 2021


Fuzzed out melodies on equipment that sounds like it's all been taped together.  These are the sounds of Tacoma band Enumclaw on their debut EP "Jimbo Demo," a short collection of sugary pop, grunge, and lo-fi lamentations thrown into a blender and served up right.  Check out the video for "Free Drop Billy" below and pre-order the album here (digitally) or here for the cassette from Youth Riot Records.


Finding myself all over the spectrum this morning.  That's pretty normal for these parts though.  So come along and center yourselves with me with the latest from Swedish psychedelic jazz outfit Djinn.  New album "Transmission" is out next week on Rocket Recordings.  Listen to the soothing world sounds of "Love Divine" below and order the album here.

Xiu Xiu and Chelsea Wolfe Cover The Cure

I posted about the latest from Xiu Xiu a couple months back when "OH NO," a duets album, was announced.  Well, the album's out now, and it's a dark and tangled thing featuring vocals from artists like Grouper's Liz Harris, Liars' Angus Andrew, Sharon Van Etten, Twin Shadow, and more.  A track i was particularly excited to hear is a cover of The Cure's "One Hundred Years" featuring vocals by Chelsea Wolfe which you should most definitely listen to below.  The artists turn the angsty and anguished goth song into an angsty and anguished industrial hybrid of sorts.  It rules.  Check it out and grab the record here from Polyvinyl.

Kele Covers Bronski Beat

Bloc Party's Kele Okereke is all set to release his sophomore solo effort, "The Waves Pt. 1," in May, and one of the tracks is a stripped down, somber, and beautifully haunting cover of Bronski Beat's queer synthpop classic "Smalltown Boy."  I'm very curious to hear the rest of the record now.  Check out the song below and pre-order the album digitally here.

Daily Jam - Morals

We're getting a new record from Danish punk band Iceage in a few weeks, but here's an old one from the band's 2013 sophomore effort "You're Nothing."  Listen to the raw and raucous "Morals" below, our Daily Jam.

Saturday, March 27, 2021

Conway & Big Ghost Ltd

"If It Bleeds It Can Be Killed," the latest mixtape from Buffalo rapper Conway The Machine and producer Big Ghost Ltd, dropped at the beginning of February and it somehow slept on it.  I'm not going to be too hard on myself as Texas was just a couple of days from freezing over, but man does this album slap.  It's good, old fashioned, down and dirty hip-hop.  Check out the Ransom and Rome Streetz assisted "Kill All Rats" below and download the mixtape here.

Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders, & The London Symphony Orchestra

The album "Promises" kept popping up all over the place for me yesterday.  A collaborative effort between electronic artist Floating Points, The London Symphony Orchestra, and legendary saxophonist Pharoah Sanders, i guess the universe was trying to tell me something.  So i checked it out and was floored, just a beautiful and sublime mix of orchestra, synthesizer, and sax.  At moments it feels like the soundtrack to some neon noir while at others it's stargazing.  Just a wonderful, immersive experience.  Listen to the album opening "Movement 1" below and get the record here from Luaka Bop.

Daily Jam - Polaroïd/Roman/Photo

It's gray outside so hopefully that means it will stay reasonably cool while i subject myself to a myriad of different physical tortures here forth to be known as lawn work.  Let's see if some '80s French synthwave can make things more endurable.  Here's "Polaroïd/Roman/Photo" from Ruth, our Daily Jam.

Friday, March 26, 2021

Vatican Shadow

A lot of the dark and brooding ambient industrial music from Dominick Fernow's Vatican Shadow project uses thematic imagery from the US's decades of imperialism and warmongering.  It's in the tones.  It's in the moods.  It's in the cover art.  The artist's latest effort draws its inspiration from SR-71 Blackbird warplane to quite haunting effect.  Check out "Twilight Nail in Its Coffin" below and get the "SR-71 Blackbird Survivors" album here via Hospital Productions.

Daily Jam - Suicide Blonde

Man did i dig on some INXS when i was a kid.  I remember quite vividly ponying up some of my own cash to buy the cassingle of the band's "Suicide Blonde" at a Musicland store at the mall when i was in grade school.  Good times.  Listen to the tune below, our Daily Jam.

Friday Horror Trailer - Lady Frankenstein

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Daily Jam - Thoughts of You

I probably come back to Dennis Wilson's "Pacific Ocean Blue" at least once every couple weeks or so, and have been doing so since i was introduced to it over a decade ago.  It's in there deep.  Here's "Thoughts of You," our Daily Jam.

Snapped Ankles

Groovy, punchy UK post punk band Snapped Ankles are back with new gyrations this summer with new album "Forest of Your Problems."  Check out the first single, "Rhythm Is Our Business," below.  It slaps as the kids might say.  Then pre-order from the band here.

Black Midi

Back in the days of live concerts and such, frenetic post-punk band Black Midi were one of the bands that knocked my proverbial socks off during SXSW 2019.  And they're now prepping their sophomore album "Cavalcade" for release in May.  Check out the weird and wild "John L" below and pre-order the digital version here and the LP here via Rough Trade.

Wednesday, March 24, 2021


The summer months are bringing us new music from London band Qlowski, this time around a full-length LP called "Quale Futuro?"  The band fuses post-punk with elements of noise rock, psych, and bubblegum pop to create a dark, but sugary sound.  Check out "A Woman" below and pre-order the record here from Feel It Record if you're in North America and here from Maple Death Records for anywhere else.

Daily Jam - Colorado

Indie band Grizzly Bear has never quite held my attention like they did with their 2006 album "Yellow House."  What a weird and wonderful record that was.  Here's the album closer "Colorado," our Daily Jam.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Daily Jam - Run, Pig, Run

It seems like it's a good day to listen to some Queens of the Stone Age.  Here's "Run, Pig, Run," our Daily Jam.

Beachy Head

Beachy Head is the new project from Christian Savill of Slowdive and Monster Movie.  Over the last year of COVID, he wrote a bunch of new material that didn't feel like it fit with either group, so he recruited some help from members of bands like The Flaming Lips, Soft Calvary, Dreamend, and his Slowdive bandmate Rachel Goswell to record the new self-titled album.  Check out the dreamy "Destroy Us" below and pre-order the album here from Graveface.

Monday, March 22, 2021

Hannah Peel

UK electronic artist and analog synthesizer enthusiast Hannah Peel is back this week with a new album of new age experiments to expand both the mind and the cosmos.  Check out "Ecovocative" below and order the upcoming "Fir Wave" album here.

Daily Jam - Blackened

I like them just fine, but i've never been the biggest Metallica fan.  That's not to say that they didn't get plenty of time in the rotation, as they were pretty inescapable when i was growing up.  And that's kind of where they stayed for me.  There are plenty of artists that i listened to heavily way back when that still get mad play now, but Metallica just kind of stayed in the past for me.  Which gives it an almost stronger nostalgia vibe when listening now.  Weird.  Anyway, here's "Blackened," our Daily Jam.

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Raw Plastic

UK by way of Poland duo Raw Plastic make warped, lo-fi pop pulling from shoegaze, surf rock, and more.  It's noisy fun.  Listen to "Car Parks and Recreation" below and get the band's "Waiting Till Summer" EP on cassette here from New Morality Zine.

Daily Jam - She's Fetching

Here's some '80s alt-rock AKA college rock from Boston band Big Dipper.  Listen to "She's Fetching" below, our Daily Jam.

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Daily Jam - Song to the Siren

I think i've liked just about every version of this song that i've ever heard, so here's the original.  Listen to Tim Buckley's "Song to the Siren" below, our Daily Jam.


Here's some lo-fi and noisy, shoegaze-tinged pop from South Korean artist Parannoul.  You don't have to understand the language of "Beautiful World" to feel the melancholy.  Check it out below and download the "To See the Next Part of the Dream" album here via Longinus Recordings.


Bloodslide is the trio of Greg Ahee (Protomartyr), Mike Wallace (Preoccupations), and AJ Lambert, the daughter of Nancy Sinatra.  Together, they make dark, kind of slinky, kind of heavy post punk.  Check out the seizure inducing video for "Pica" below and grab the track here.  Here's hoping an album is heading our way in the future.

Friday, March 19, 2021

Friday Horror Trailer - Last Stop on the Night Train

AKA Late Night Trains, AKA Night Train Murders.

Daily Jam - Maybe Tomorrow

No, my friends and i did not get into a shouting match with Anton Newcombe at a Brian Jonestown Massacre show at Emo's 20 years ago.  That must have been you.  Here's "Maybe Tomorrow," our Daily Jam.

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Daily Jam - I Don't Wanna Love Ya Now

Here's old and lonesome country music from "Housewife," Mistress Mary's private press record from the late '60s.  Though, it's hard to ascertain how private press the record really was considerine members of The Byrds were in her backing band.  Anyway, listen to "I Don't Wanna Love Ya Now," our Daily Jam.

New Candys

Channeling elements of psych rock, space rock, death rock, and a little Jesus and Mary Chain, Italian band New Candys have a propulsive sound that feels like driving a long barren stretch of country with the top down and shades on.  Listen to "Twin Mime" below, pre-order the "Vyvyd" download from the band here and pre-order the LP here via Little Cloud Records in the US.

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Carlos Niño & Friends

Here's some cool and mellow cosmos reaching jazz with some drips of psych and soul from LA percussionist Carlos Niño & Friends.  Listen to the Jamael Dean assisted "Pleasewakeupalittlefaster, please..." below and pre-order the upcoming "More Energy Fields, Current" LP here from International Anthem.

Daily Jam - Miss World

There are songs that are just so distinctly of their time, that it's almost weird to listen to them out of that context.  Pretty much everything by Hole falls into that realm.  Here's "Miss World," our Daily Jam.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021


Somewhere among the country singers, the shoegazers, the dream poppers, and the cowpunks you'll find LA's Dividers.  The band harnesses that particularly dusty Americana sound that's right at home in mysterious honky-tonks, cosmos-glancing observatories, or vision quests out in the desert.  Listen to "Arkansas" below and get the band's "Once More with Feeling" EP here via Primordial Void.


Barcelona artist Colleen is readying her latest album for release in May.  There's a really cool kosmische vibe going on the spacey electronic pop of "Implosion-Explosion," undoubtedly the work of the Ace Tone organ and the '60s drum machine at play.  Check the track out below and pre-order "The Tunnel and The Clearing" here from Thrill Jockey.

Daily Jam - By the Sea

Both Richard Youngs and Simon Wickham-Smith have been making way off the grid music for decades, and it all just comes together when the duo collaborate.  Here's some noisy and hypnotic music from their 1998 album "Pulse of the Rooster."  Listen to "By the Sea" below, our Daily Jam.

Monday, March 15, 2021


Here's some noisy, avant garde, kinda folky, kinda droney experimental music from UK artist Visionist.  "Form" sounds like someone singing their laments in a steel factory, industrial noise swirling around reverbed vocals in a black and white world.  Check it out below and order the "A Call to Arms" LP here on Mute.

Daily Jam - The Show Must Go On

Every now and then i have to take a minute and just appreciate how damn amazing Queen was.  You should do the same.  It's good for us.  Here's a late era fav, "The Show Must Go On," our Daily Jam.

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Electric Youth and Pilotpriest

On the recommendation of my pal Shawn over at Everyday Is Halloween, i checked out Anthony Scott Burns' film "Come True" last night, and it was great, an atmospheric hour and 45 minutes of neon tint, synthesizers, and nightmare shadow people.  Definitely give it a view when you get a chance.  And the soundtrack by synth artists Electric Youth (whom you may remember from the "Drive" soundtrack) and Pilotpriest (whom you may know if you check out this blog often enough) is an absolute dream.  Check out "Modern Fears" below.  It's been in my head since watching the film last night, and maybe now it can be in yours too.  Then go over here to Waxwork Records to pre-order the vinyl.

Daily Jam - Sweet Child of Mine

My boys have been with their fully vaccinated grandparents since Friday and are not coming back until Tuesday.  It's very, very quiet around here.  Here's Luna's excellent 1999 cover of Guns 'n Roses "Sweet Child of Mine," our Daily Jam.

Saturday, March 13, 2021

The Peacers

So i'll admit that i probably just checked this one out because of the name, but you call your single "Ghost of a Motherfucker," and i'm damn near obliged to give it a spin.  And so we have the song from San Francisco psych rock band The Peacers.  Check it out below and pre-order the band's upcoming "Blexxed Rec" LP here, out next week on Drag City.

Daily Jam - May Rain

Cleaning the house all morning, so here's some trippy, proggy psych from Sand from 1973.  Check out "May Rain" below, our Daily Jam.