It’s pouring rain like the apocolypse up and down the East Coast right now and since that makes most of us morose, this song is probably going to fit your mood exactly. Gloomy, stark, but hauntingly gorgeous.
The band is a collaboration between a couple kids - one in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the other in Caracas, Venezuela. You can download this and several other tracks including their minimalist cover of Deerhunter's “Agoraphobia” on their Soundcloud page.
What are your top resources for finding new music (podcasts and blogs in particular :-)?
Un-ending fascination and obsession.
But other than that - I love ‘following the rabbit hole’ by clicking related links and attributions. When someone reblogs a great post from a blog I don’t know, I go investigate, click around and follow where worthy.
This Nashville band sent me an email that said “Big Surr is a fun band made up of five bebes who like to eat pizza and ice cream. Jordan makes pizza and hopes to do so forever. This is why Casey has a DIY tattoo of a skateboarding basketball-playing piece of pizza on his left thigh. Helen just wants to be at the beach all of the time. Evan thinks that he is an ox, and Emmett likes to bike and play Natural Child covers…at the same time.”
What they didn’t mention is that they write kick-ass rock songs like this one, but kick-ass it does. This is the sonic baby that Wavves and Best Coast might have one day.
This reminds me to tell y’all to be sure to read Katie Pierce’s interview with these Brooklynites she posted yesterday on Jack in the Pocket where they talk about keg stands, Josh’s legendary Uncle Matt and surfing Long Island.
Also, I’ve been trying to post their amazing new m’space animated GIF image all day but keep getting error messages, so instead I reblog this slick new track from their upcoming album New Chain (out on Jagjaguwar on October 26) and embed the image below (click thru to see it!).
Love this track by Virginia Beach’s pop experimentalists. Bendy, wavey and scrunched up into a sound salad of only the freshest greens - I think the croutons were made of Panda Bear. Grab the whole four-song Peoplenoswan EP over yonder. Don’t forget the dressing.
“90% of music videos should be scrapped unless they involve getting 40s and going to the park to dance with a bunch of your friends, one of whom is dressed in a giant mascot costume that you all chipped in for.”—Friendship Bracelet in regard to Cool World's new video DREAM SHAKE.
San Diego indie-bandland veterans Brad P and Trung Ngo just formed this outa-sight pop project. They sent over a couple tracks off their forthcoming self-titled EP, and while all of them were slick, this one grabbed my attention immediately. I love how this song just dives straight into a shimmering pool of catchy hooks and ‘whoo hoos’. Goddamn, you Californians sure get it. Must be all that sunshine.
“We’ll never be able to parse every lyric or tease out every technical intricacy— though somebody will probably try— but that is what Halcyon Digest is all about: nostalgia not for an era, not for antiquated technology, but for a feeling of excitement, of connection, of that dumb obsession that makes life worth living no matter how horrible it gets. And then sharing that feeling with somebody else who’ll start the cycle all over again.”—Pitchfork’s Deerhunter Halcyon Digest review by Marc Hogan - as I expected, Best New Album and a top-of-everyone’s-year-end-list-guaranteed 9.2. Its already on mine.
Picture this: a sweaty garage, a keg of gun powder beer, and guitar sounds shaking the bolts out of the beams. As the story goes, Brooklyn’s Jameson Dempsey recorded this song over this past weekend for his girlfriend. I imagine that opening scene in Back to the Future when Marty McFly plugs into Doc’s mega-amp, turns it up to 11 and blows up the place. Righteous.
Been seeing this name popping up on my friend’s blogs a bunch this week, but finally gave it a listen just now and I’m glad I did. Connecticut’s Tom Weir puts together lo-fi reverb’d vocals with big beats and catchy-as-hell hooks - goes great with COOLRUNNINGS and Wise Blood. Get more of his goodies by downloading the new, free Stay Wavy EP here.
People seem to have a love-hate relationship with this Brooklyn band. Some of their singles are simply other-worldly good, while others tend towards ‘meh’. This bonus track off their recent self-titled release on Universal falls squarely in the former category. Holy pop perfection, Batman.
Jheri just posted this hawt jam from Mississippian head-esploder R. Cole Furlow. Love the effects on this vocal, like he swung a tennis racket right through the soundwave. Definitely picking up this 7” on Fire Talk when it comes out later this year.
Hey guys - I’m all set to go with a brand new mixtape (yay!) but I’ve been having a real hard time getting that ‘just right’ cover art. So I figure - why not ask for y’alls input. I know there are some wicked cool artists out there. Show thyself! I promise you fame and riches beyond your wildest imagination. Or not. At the very least some link-love and a bear hug.
I’m trying to stick with the general theme of the past few mixes - illustration on white background. The tentative name of the new mix is “Fakeout Move”.
If you want to share your artwork avec moi, tweet: “yo! @yvynyl - check out my rad arts: *link*" I’ll get in touch.
UPDATE: Here’s what Jimmy sent me… hahah - AWESOME!
I was asked by record producer and Weathervane Music Project founder Brian McTear if I’d curate a couple new Shaking Through sessions this past summer. Of course, how could I refuse! I picked three of my current favorite bands - and with a huge dose of luck they all said yes!
I’m so proud to debut the single recorded by Long Islanders and rising stars Twin Sister. This track is absolutely stunning, and I couldn’t have been happier with the way it turned out. So nimble, the way it shakes and moves. Such sublime changes. I think you’re going to love it, too.
Lucky for you, you can download the track absolutely free… and you’ll also be able to watch a bunch of behind the scenes videos and check out a ton more photos of the session as well. Fun!
Shaking Through is an awesome project, and I hope you guys can get involved. Right now, WXPN and Weathervane Music have partnered up to give up-and-coming bands an opportunity to record in a professional (and yes, beautiful, sun-drenched) studio here in Fishtown, Philadelphia - and keep the song and the learning experience with them.
We’d love your support! Please reblog and share and support this radical project. Thanks!
Wow, this is a great track. So hot. Congrats on the premiere, unholyrhythms!
I’ve made it wildly known that I am in love with the work of Guerre. From the first time I heard his music, I fell head over heels. Today, I am truly honored to bring you this first exclusive track ever for Unholy Rhythms.
“Young Monk” features satin, smooth, sing-song susurrations layered over a slowed down, lo-fi, r&b beat. There is a hint of provocation and playful flirtation as he croons and snaps - coyly checking that he has your attention. And then it hits you, amongst all the lushness, the track oozes temptation. It tempts you to surrender - let yourself fully abandon any restraint and just melt into this mood.
New track off Seattle grungegaze band’s upcoming HoZac full-length release. I just made up the microgenre name, but I certainly didn’t invent the genre. Sonic Youth fuckin’ did, 20 years ago. The feedback gods win again.