Sunday, April 30, 2023

Beach House

One of the albums i picked up last weekend on Record Store Day was the early release of Beach House's new EP "Become."  The record consists of five tracks recorded during the "Once Twice Melody" sessions and are as dreamy as you'd expect them to be.  The regular edition of the EP is up for pre-order now.  Get it here from Sub Pop and listen to "American Daughter" below.


It's always fun to get new music from the now long running LA noise synth band HEALTH.  The group has been in collaboration mode for a few years now, making a songs with a slew of different artists.  The latest is "Hateful," featuring Leo Ashline from industrial band Street Sects.  Check it out below and download it here from Loma Vista.

Daily Jam - Prophecy Theme

I'm tired.  And i have a headache.  Here's some music from "Dune."  Listen to Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois, and Roger Eno with "Prophecy Theme," our Daily Jam.

Saturday, April 29, 2023

Dragon Inn 3 Covers Yaz

Here's a very faithful cover of Yaz's "Only You" from Kansas City synth pop band Dragon Inn 3.  Check it out below and get the new "Trade Secrets" LP here from American Laundromat Records.

Daily Jam - Human Nature

Express yourself, don't repress yourself.  Here's Madonna with "Human Nature," our Daily Jam.

Friday, April 28, 2023

Fucked Up

Long running Toronto hardcore punk band Fucked Up dropped a surprise 7" last weekend for Record Store Day, though i didn't see it anywhere.  Anyway, the three new songs are available for download now, and i can only assume the vinyl is out there somewhere.  Download here and listen to "Cops" below.

Friday Horror Trailer - The Black Cat

Daily Jam - Sheila

Here's an awesome disco synth jam from electronic artist Mr. Oizo (filmmaker Quentin Dupieux) and Justice member Gaspard Augé that stays stuck in my head for days every single time i hear it.  From the weird, experimental film "Rubber," listen to "Sheila" below, our Daily Jam.

Thursday, April 27, 2023

Lorelle Meets The Obsolete

Here's a new track from Mexican shoegaze act Lorelle Meets The Obsolete from their upcoming new album "Datura."  Check out the driving "Dinamo" below and pre-order the album here from Sonic Cathedral.

Thundercat & Tame Impala

LA artist Thundercat just dropped a new track, his first in a bit, this time around with the aid of Tame Impala.  It's a groovy one too.  Check out "No More Lies" below and download it here from Brainfeeder.

Daily Jam - A Huge Ever Growing Pulsating Brain that Rules from the Centre of the Ultraworld (Orbital Dance Mix)

Thinking back on it, i listened to way more music by The Orb back in the '90s than i maybe realized.  They always managed to find the stereo whenever things got a little green and would make for an interesting vibe.  Dig on the Minnie Riperton sample at the beginning of "A Huge Ever Growing Pulsating Brain that Rules from the Centre of the Ultraworld (Orbital Dance Mix)" below, then stay for the blissed out electronics.  It's our Daily Jam.

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

PJ Harvey

It's been a spell since we last got new music from PJ Harvey, but that changes this summer with the release of new album "I Inside the Old Year Dying."  Check out the video for the haunting first single "A Child's Question, August" below and pre-order the upcoming LP here from Partisan Records.

Seven Rivers of Fire

It's gray and rainy here this morning, and the trippy, droning freak folk sounds of South Africa's Seven Rivers of Fire are playing to the mood as i write this and pretend to work.  Check out "They Are Calling // Exodus" below and get the "Way of the Pilgrim" album here from Ramble Records.

Daily Jam - Wayward Song

Here's a little '00s psych-tinged indie pop to get things flowing today.  Listen to "Wayward Song" by The Earlies below, our Daily Jam.

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Odonis Odonis & Tobacco

Here's some brand spanking new music from Odonis Odonis.  The Toronto band is set to release their new "ICON" EP in June, featuring six new collaborative tracks with artists like A Place To Bury Strangers, Actors, and more.  Check out the noisy and pulsing "Beast" featuring Tobacco below and pre-order the album here from Felte.

Julie Byrne

New York artist Julie Byrne is back this summer with a new album of dreamy, often synth-laden folk music.  Listen to the sublime "Summer Glass" below and pre-order the upcoming "The Greater Wings" LP here from Ghostly International.

Daily Jam - Untitled #1

The music of Sigur Rós can speak to my soul like no other music really can, which is quite something considering some of it is sung in a made-up language.  Here's "Untitled #1" from the band's 2002 album "( )," our Daily Jam.

Monday, April 24, 2023

Dorthia Cottrell

Windhand singer Dorthia Cottrell just dropped her second solo album over the weekend and it's awash in dark and gothic folk and blues.  I will always be a fan of this kind of blackened Americana.  Check out "Family Annihilator" below and pick up the "Death Folk Country" LP here from Relapse Records.

Daily Jam - For the Sake of the Song

The songs of Townes Van Zandt put me in a particular mood or place.  It's a nice mood and a nice place, so we're starting the week off with a track.  Here's "For the Sake of the Song" from the artist's 1968 debut for our Daily Jam.

Sunday, April 23, 2023

Dave Okumu & The 7 Generations

Here's a cool and soulful mix of jazz, hip-hop, electronica, and alt-rock from London artist Dave Okumu & The 7 Generations.  "I Came from Love" is an exploration of ancestry, the black experience, and the artist's own place in the world.  Check out "7 Generations" below and download the album here from Transgressive.

Daily Jam - History Lesson - Part II

It's another Sunday.  Here's the Minutemen with "History Lesson - Part II," our Daily Jam.

Saturday, April 22, 2023

Bell Witch

Seattle metal band Bell Witch are nothing if not ambitious.  Their latest is an 83-minute long track called "Future's Shadow Part 1: The Clandestine Gate," and it's an epic piece of funereal doom.  And one can only assume there will be more parts to follow.  Anyway, if you've got the time, check it out below and get it here from Profound Lore.

Daily Jam - Look on Down from the Bridge

Say what you will about "Rick and Morty," love it or hate it, you still have to admit that whoever it is that picks the music to put in episodes knocks it out of the park every time.  Like this Mazzy Star track used in the first season.  Listen to the quietly devastating "Look on Down from the Bridge" below, our Daily Jam.

Friday, April 21, 2023


Here's some wonderful, fuzzy jangle pop from Manchester band Sumos.  The band's first full-length album "Surfacing" is out next month on Meritorio Records.  Listen to "Finding a Way" below and pre-order the LP here.

Vanity Mirror

Toronto band Vanity Mirror make '60s and '70s pop indebted music that sounds like B-sides to Lennon/McCartney jams.  It makes for a slew of endlessly hummable little earworms.  I approve.  Check out "Tuesday's News" below and pre-order the upcoming "PUFF" LP here from We Are Busy Bodies.


Here's some new music from Melbourne, Australia alt-rock band Terry.  Bits of psych pop, lo-fi indie rock, and quirky, outsider punk abound.  Check out "Balconies" below and get the new "Call Me Terry" LP here from Anti Fade Records.

Friday Horror Trailer - The Devonsville Terror


Daily Jam - Earth Song

Here's some cool psych pop from Singapore band Truck.  Listen to "Earth Song" below, our Daily Jam.

Thursday, April 20, 2023

Monde UFO

I was unaware we were getting a new LP from LA band Monde UFO tomorrow, but here we are.  The band makes a strange mix of exotica, jazz, lounge, ambient, and other assorted weirdness that feels like it's being broadcast from the other side.  Check out "Garden of Agony" below and order the new "Vandalized Statue to Be Replaced with Shrine" LP here from Quindi Records.

Daily Jam - I Don't Think So

Here's hoping i get to go see Dinosaur Jr play a matinee show at the new park here next week.  Here's hoping.  And here's the band with "I Don't Think So," our Daily Jam.

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Nashville Ambient Ensemble

Here's some beautiful new music from the Nashville Ambient Ensemble.  The group's new "Light and Space" album came out earlier this month.  Get it here from Centripetal Force and dig on the sweeping soundscape of "Gradient" below.

Daily Jam - Mosquito Song

Someday i need to do a week of bonus tracks for the Daily Jam, like this one from Queens of The Stone Age's 2002 album "Songs for the Deaf."  Check out "Mosquito Song" below.

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Body Maintenance

And now it's time for some gothy post punk, this time around from Australian band Body Maintenance.  New album "Beside You" is out now.  Snag it here from Drunken Sailor Records and listen to "Circles" below.

Daily Jam - Bent City I

I'm about to head out to the office when all i really wanna do is get back in bed.  So here's some improvisational jazz from Phil Yost's 1967 album "Bent City."  Check out "Bent City I" below, our Daily Jam.

Monday, April 17, 2023

Portrayal of Guilt

Austin's blackened metal band Portrayal of Guilt are set to release new album "Devil Music" at the end of the week.  They have yet to release any singles or tracks per se, but they did put out a very cool "trailer" for the new record.  Going on the sounds and visuals in said trailer, and the loud and heavy performance i caught during SXSW last month, "Devil Music" is going to rule.  Watch the trailer below and pre-order the album here from Run For Cover Records.

Daily Jam - The Devil in Us

French disco group Black Devil released their debut album "Disco Club" back in 1978, finally following it up 28 years later with their sophomore effort, the aptly titled "28 After."  Here's album opener "The Devil in Us," our Daily Jam.

Sunday, April 16, 2023

Ellen Allien x Ash Code

Italian darkwave band Ash Code have teamed with German artist Ellen Allien for a new EP called "Dance and Kill."  The name pretty much sums up the sound of the music therein, dark techno rave jams for the black eyeliner set.  Listen to the title track below and pre-order the 12" here from BPitch Berlin.

Daily Jam - (Keep Feeling) Fascination (Extended Version)

Just finished a bunch of yard work, and now for a bunch of house work.  Here's Human League to play me through it all.  Listen to "(Keep Feeling) Fascination (Extended Version)" below, our Daily Jam.

Saturday, April 15, 2023

Woolen Men

Here's a crunchy little rock n' roll jam from Portland, Oregon band Woolen Men.  Listen to "Workin' Too Hard" below and download it here from Eggy Records.

Daily Jam - Fishing Bird (Empty Gutted in the Evening Breeze)

Nothing can make me sink into the floor, or evaporate into my surroundings quite like the wistful, haunting sounds of Grouper.  Here's a track from her 2008 breakout.  Listen to "Fishing Bird (Empty Gutted in the Evening Breeze)" below, our Daily Jam.

Friday, April 14, 2023


Here's a simultaneously dreamy and moody new darkwave post punk track from German artist Glaring.  Check out "Things Left in the Past" below and get it here.

Friday Horror Trailer - The Puppet Masters

Daily Jam - Son the Father

We live in absolute bizarro times that Fucked Up's "The Chemistry of Common Life" is 15 years old now.  Just insane to me.  Anyway, here's a track from it.  Listen to "Son the Father" below, our Daily Jam.

Thursday, April 13, 2023


Australia's Mesarthim are back next month with a new album of atmospheric black metal splashed with dark ambient and electronic textures, icy dungeon synth notes, and anguished, defiant cries into the deep, never ending voids of the cosmos.  Check out "Type IV" below and pre-order the "Arrival" LP here from Avantgarde Music.

Daily Jam - A Strange Day

And now for a track from my favorite Cure album.  Listen to "A Strange Day" below, our Daily Jam.

Wednesday, April 12, 2023


Here's some pulsing industrial music from Providence, Rhode Island duo Snowbeasts.  New album "The Endless" is out at the end of the month.  Check out "Let's Be Animals" below and pre-order the album here from Re:Mission Entertainment.

Billy Woods & Kenny Segal

New York rapper Billy Woods has been on an absolute tear the last couple of years, releasing a string of killer albums.  The latest is the upcoming "Maps" with LA producer Kenny Segal.  The new album drops next month and features guest spots from Danny Brown, Aesop Rock, and more.  Check out the jazzy "FaceTime" below featuring Future Islands' Sam Herring, and pre-order the album digitally here or on vinyl here from BackwoodzStudioz.

Being Dead

Local Austin weirdos Being Dead are back with their first release since 2019, the upcoming full-length LP, "When Horses Would Run."  Check out the quirky, sing-songy alt-rock of "Muriel's Big Day Off" below and pre-order the album here from Bayonet Records.

Daily Jam - Neat; Manageable: Piles

Man, do i still miss The Paper Chase.  Sure, i appreciate John Congleton getting his hands on a plethora of different albums in an engineering or producing role, but something about his band's jarring, discordant, and macabre sound just spoke to my soul.  I'm not sure what that says about me.  Anyway, here's a track from the group's 2000 full-length debut.  Listen to "Neat; Manageable: Piles" below, our Daily Jam.

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

EABS meets Jaubi

I first heard Polish jazz outfit EABS last year and was instantly taken by their mix of jazz and hip-hop.  Next month will see the release of their latest album, a collaborative effort with Pakistani band Jaubi.  The addition of Eastern sounds into the mix is something else.  Check out "Sun" below and pre-order the "In Search of a Better Tomorrow" LP here from Astigmatic Records.