Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Viul & Benoit Pioulard

About to step away to work, but couldn't resist posting about the utter transcendent bliss of "Konec," the new collaborative ambient album from Viul & Benoit Pioulard.  Beautiful and meditative, these are the kinds of sounds you want to fill your whole house with, to close your eyes, and just breathe and be for a little while.  Listen to "Catalune" below and get the LP here from A Strangely Isolated Place.

Ghost Funk Orchestra

The smooth soul and funk of New York's Ghost Funk Orchestra is just the kind of thing one needs to hear to get one moving in the morning.  So happy day to all of us that the band has a new album heading our way in October.  Here's new tune "Scatter."  Check it out below and pre-order the band's upcoming "A New Kind of Love" LP here from Colemine Records.


Sweden's purveyors of psychic and sonic energy, Goat, are back this fall with a new album to channel the cosmos through.  Psychedelic rock, folk, funk, and jazz abound.  Check out "Under No Nation" below and pre-order "Oh Death" here from Rocket Recordings.

Special Interest

New Orleans no-wave post-punk band Special Interest have a new album out this November.  Check out the new single, "Midnight Legend," which incorporates some very '80s/'90s R&B vibes into the mix.  Listen below and pre-order the "Endure" LP here from Rough Trade.

Daily Jam - Moon Trills

I am absolutely exhausted today.  Can barely get myself to get up and do anything.  And i have plenty to do.  But that bed sure does look inviting.  Here's Jonny Greenwood's "Moon Trills" from his "Bodysong" score, our Daily Jam.

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Julia Shapiro Remixed by Jenn Champion

Last year, Seattle artist Julia Shapiro released the excellent "Zorked" LP.  A highlight of that album was "Death (XIII)," which now gets the remix treatment from Jenn Champion.  The new version is almost completely unrecognizable from the original, turning a grungey shoegaze track into a moody synth pop jam.  Check it out below and get it here from Suicide Squeeze.

Daily Jam - Us and Them

And now for a little Pink Floyd to get us through the day.  Here's "Us and Them," our Daily Jam.

Monday, August 29, 2022

Aux Meadows

I love that ambient country music is a thing.  Lap steels playing into the cosmos for closing time at some interstellar honkytonk.  Check out "Modern Nostalgia" from Oakland band Aux Meadows below, and then just kind of float away.  Listen below and get the self-titled cassette here from the band.

Daily Jam - Walk on By

My entire body hurts today.  I don't think i realized how strenuous painting a house could be.  I ache.  So here's something smooth and funky from Isaac Hayes to make things better.  Listen to "Walk on By" below, our Daily Jam.

Sunday, August 28, 2022

Daily Jam - Nicotine and Gravy

I went back and listened to Beck's 1999 album "Midnite Vultures" recently, and it's still and astoundingly fun party album.  Here's "Nicotine and Gravy," our Daily Jam.

Saturday, August 27, 2022


I've got a house painting project laying ahead of me today, which, while it needs to be done, is not something i'm looking forward to doing.  So, here's some appropriately moody music to suit my demeanor from New Zealand band Landlords.  The band combines elements of shoegaze, slowcore, and sludge metal to make a thick and heavy sound.  Check out "Clover" below and then grab the "Codeine" EP here from Church Road Records.

Daily Jam - You Made My Dreams Come True

Here's some jangly indie pop for you Saturday.  Listen to Holy Shit's "You Made My Dreams Come True" below, our Daily Jam.

Friday, August 26, 2022

Friday Horror Trailer - Moloch

Daily Jam - Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want

Just kind of floating around this morning, despite everything i need to do.  So here's The Dream Academy with their instrumental cover of The Smiths' "Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want," our Daily Jam.

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Magdalena Bay

LA pop duo Magdalena Bay are set to release the deluxe edition of last year's "Mercurial World" next month.  Generally speaking, i'm not a fan of these kinds of deluxe releases happening so soon after the original version came out.  It just kinda feels like a cynical cash grab.  But my feelings on things aside, this new edition of the album is packed with extra material: remixes, medleys, new songs, B-sides, and secrets.  One of these new tunes is the wonderful and dreamy "All You Do."  Check out the video for the lush and airy track below and pre-order the deluxe album (if that's your kind of thing) here from Luminelle.


Here's some fuzzy psych and krautrock indebted music from New Zealand duo Irth.  "Night Trip" sounds like it could be playing poolside or on the outer reaches of the galaxy.  Check it out below and download the group's "EP 1" here.

Daily Jam - My Trunk Is Boomin'

True story: i used to work with this guy.  Here's some Miami bass from Chill-C with "My Trunk Is Boomin'," our Daily Jam.

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

The Drin

Cincinnati post-punk band The Drin have a new album of lo-fi noise, feedback, and dread heading our way next month with "Down River in the Distance."  Check out "Reach Through the Midnight" below and pre-order the record here from Future Shock.

Daily Jam - I'm the One

Though they made plenty of noise back in the '80s, my introduction to Cali punk band Descendents was the 1996 comeback album "Everything Sucks" and the single "I'm the One."  It's a blast of '90s pop punk and quite the little earworm.  Listen below, our Daily Jam.

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Rich Ruth

Time crawls, the earth stands still, and the cosmos beckons on the ambient, psychedelic jazz of Nashville's Rich Ruth.  Check out "Desensitization and Reprocessing" below, the sounds of an endless cavern, and grab the "I Survived, It's Over" LP here from Third Man.

Daily Jam - Hurricane

Kind of hard to hear this song and not think about walking into the Emporium.  Here's Bob Dylan and "Hurricane," our Daily Jam.

Monday, August 22, 2022

Pye Corner Audio

The ever prolific Pye Corner Audio released a couple of new tracks earlier this month for your listening pleasure.  Check out the pulsing "Pocket Disco" below and download it all here from the artist.


UK band THROTH just dropped their latest effort, "Haunted by the Medium."  The album finds the group doing their thing, mixing elements of sludge metal, shoegaze, and space rock to delirious, thudding, and heavy effect.  Check out "Letterman Is a Liar" below and download the album here.

Daily Jam - A.L.L. (Apollo Lunar Landing)

Time for a little E.L.J.R.  That's right.  A little easy listening jazz rock.  Here's 'Lectric Woods with "A.L.L. (Apollo Lunar Landing)," our Daily Jam.

Sunday, August 21, 2022

Mute Swan

Here's a hazy and fuzzy new jam from Arizona shoegaze band Mute Swan featuring an assist from Sonoda.  Check out "Phantasms of the Living" below and get it here.

Szun Waves

Fishing around on Bandcamp last night after my kids went to sleep, and i came across the astounding sounds of UK act Szun Waves.  A hypnotic and cosmos-spanning mix of electronic, jazz, and psychedelia with this mountainous and cinematic post-rock vibe, the group's new "Earth Patterns" LP feels like an absolutely enormous piece of work.  Check out the album opening "Exploding Upwards" below and get the album here from The Leaf Label.

Daily Jam - Cecilia

Here's one that can stay stuck in your head for days.  Listen to Simon & Garfunkel's "Cecilia" below, our Daily Jam.

Saturday, August 20, 2022


Danish punks Iceage are releasing a collection of outtakes and rarities next month called "Shake the Feeling."  Check out the title track below and get the record here from Mexican Summer.


Here's a lo-fi, acoustic, brain melting psych from Mephistofeles.  Check out "Tombstone Boogie" below and get the new "La Bimba di Satana" 7" here from Swedish label Regain Records.

Daily Jam - I Don't Want No One

Garage rock never goes away, and we're all the better for it.  Here's a cut from 30 years ago from The Wolfmen.  "I Don't Want No One" comes form "The Mummies Vs. The Wolfmen" split 7", a record with some of my favorite album art of all time from Coop (Chris Cooper).  Check the tune out below, our Daily Jam.

Friday, August 19, 2022

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Nick Hakim

October brings us new music from New York artist Nick Hakim.  Come for the heady neo-psychedelia.  Stay for the fuzzy soul and R&B.  But right now, listen to the understated bedroom folk of "Happen" below, then pre-order the "COMETA" LP here from ATO.

Daily Jam - Cats Eyes

Remembering back to the mid '00s when indie rock was in bloom and there was almost an overabundance of music blogs posting it all for the masses with free (and probably copyright infringing) mp3's for all.  It was a time.  And it's when i heard "Cats Eyes" by the band Guillemots.  Check it out below, our Daily Jam.

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Carla dal Forno

London artist Carla dal Forno has a new album coming our way in November.  Check out the minimalist and quietly groovy "Come Around" below and pre-order the album of same name here.

Daily Jam - Dark Mavis

Man, it's been a long couple of days.  So here's a song about a drag queen.  Check out Mansun with "Dark Mavis" below, our Daily Jam.

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Daily Jam - Are 'Friends' Electric?

It's a Gary Numan kind of day.  Here he is with Tubeway Army and "Are 'Friends' Electric?" our Daily Jam.

Monday, August 15, 2022

Curse Mackey

Well, i've got to be getting to work.  It's going to be another long and hectic week for me, and my boys are starting back to school right in the middle of it.  So i leave you with some industrial darkwave from Austin's Curse Mackey.  Listen to the pulsing "Lacerations" below and pre-order the upcoming "Immoral Emporium" LP here from Negative Gain Productions.


Here's some beautiful and ethereal dreampop and shoegaze from Nashville's Lumenette.  The spirit of Julee Cruise lives on.  Get the "All Around My Head" album here from Hammock Music Label and listen to the album opening "Alaska" below.

Daily Jam - Night and Day (Steel String Remix)

Let's start the week with U2 covering an old Cole Porter song of all things.  Here's "Night and Day (Steel String Remix)," our Daily Jam.

Sunday, August 14, 2022

House of Harm

Boston darkwave-tinged alt-rock band House of Harm dropped a couple of new tracks earlier this summer.  The 8" picture disc is already sold out, but you can get the new tunes here from the band.  In the meanwhile, listen to "Feel My Heart Beat" below.


Here's a lovely mix of jangle pop, synth pop, and post punk from Australian duo GRAZER.  New album "Melancholics Anonymous" is out now.  Get it here from Cascine and listen to "These Days (Pass Me By)" below.

Daily Jam - Trouble in the Message Centre

Here's one from a longtime favorite around these parts.  Check out "Trouble in the Message Centre" by Blur below, our Daily Jam.

Saturday, August 13, 2022

The Gabys

Here's some very lo-fi fuzz and hiss from UK duo The Gabys.  "The End of Love" sounds like a hazy, half-remembered dream.  Check it out below and get the self-titled 7" EP here from Fruits & Flowers.

Daily Jam - Poison

My mom has a habit of keeping all kinds of things from the past that came from my siblings and me: old drawings, letters, school projects, etc.  She does the same thing with her grandkids.  Moving some stuff around in her house recently, i came across an Christmas list i had written for her and my dad back in 1990.  It had all the usual books and toys and clothes, but also included a request for the cassette tape of Bell Biv DeVoe's "Poison" album.  Readers, let me tell you, i got that tape.  Here's the title track, our Daily Jam.

Friday, August 12, 2022

The Stargazer Lilies

The wonderful Philly shoegaze band, now based in Largo, Florida, The Stargazer Lilies, have a new record on the horizon with the upcoming "Cosmic Tidal Wave."  Check out the dreamy, goopy, delirious "Bending the Lines" below and pre-order the record here from Floravinyl Records.

Friday Horror Trailer - It!

Daily Jam - Scandalous

In the summer of 1989 and pretty much through 5th grade, Prince's "Batman" soundtrack was pure fire.  Truth be told, it's still pretty rad.  Here's "Scandalous," a track that was entirely too sexy for me back then, our Daily Jam.

Thursday, August 11, 2022

No Age

Noisy LA punk duo No Age are back this Fall with new album "People Helping People."  I feel like it's been awhile since we last heard from these guys.  So it's good to have them back.  Here's new track "Tripped Out Before Scott."  Check it out below and pre-order the new LP here from Drag City.

Daily Jam - Little Lamb Dragonfly

Sometimes i don't think i give Paul McCartney the credit he deserves.  It's probably due to an innate and subconscious aversion to "boomer music" (the inner punk in me as it were), but the man really is a wonderful songwriter.  And why by a contrarian anyway?  So here's Sir Paul with "Little Lamb Dragonfly," our Daily Jam.