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Premiere: [PHYSICS] – “Random Water” Foodman Remix

May 31, 2013

Premiere: [PHYSICS] – “Random Water” Foodman Remix If you’ve seen that gorgeous album art above in our sidebar lately, you might already know of [PHYSICS] brilliant Spectramorphic Iridescence LP on Digitalis Recordings. A digital odyssey wakes in every track of the album, filled with a beautifully broken ambiance. Foodman recently got a hold of... 

Shells – 12/12/12

May 31, 2013

Shells – 12/12/12 In addition to promoting shows, hosting WCBN‘s Local Music Show, running Ginkgo Records, playing Swimsuit and Saturday Looks Good To Me, and probably about a million other things, Shelley Salant has also been recording solo guitar meditations under the name Shells. A few tapes have surfaced so... 

Deep Magic – “Brighter Days”

May 30, 2013

Deep Magic – “Brighter Days” (Photo Credit: Heather Clark) Sun Araw touring member Alex Gray, aka Deep Magic’s output has been varied, seemingly a reflection of the aural palette it represents and many of the impulses at work in the similarly diverse larger band; aqueous synths are a primary agent, but Gray’s restraint... 

Premiere: The Kevin Costner Suicide Pact, “Tape Phase” (Album Stream)

May 29, 2013

Premiere: The Kevin Costner Suicide Pact, “Tape Phase” (Album Stream) I accidentally thought that this tape was called “Tape Phrase,” which honestly, I quite liked. Despite the fact that “Tape Phase” is clearly appropriate for what’s going on with the music of Denver’s The Kevin Costner Suicide Pact (KCSP, familiarly), and especially with what is going on... 

Aphasiacs – It’s Cool, I Like It

May 29, 2013

Aphasiacs – It’s Cool, I Like It Inhabiting the same Detroit abstract lo-fi electronic underground as Traag and Dakota Bones, Aphasiacs are a duo who set up mountains of hardware and make truly warped acid techno. I caught them recently with Ital and Container, and their set was sloppy, fucked-up, and totally off the rails. This new... 

THEMAYS – WORKSPACE (Excerpt #1)

May 24, 2013

THEMAYS – WORKSPACE (Excerpt #1) Found this bad-boy from our pal Strauss over at Tiny Mix Tapes. Just yesterday, I’m driving home from work when, on the street corner, I watched this toddler holding hands with [who I hoped was] her father while eating a pink ice cream cone. She looked happier than I’ve felt, joyous within... 

Pure Bathing Culture – “Pendulum”

May 23, 2013

Pure Bathing Culture – “Pendulum” This August Pure Bathing Culture will drop Moon Tides, their debut full length, via Partisan Records in the US and Memphis Industries in the UK. On Monday Gorilla vs Bear gave us the first peek at the record comes in the form of “Pendulum”, a song that glows with such a warm feeling that... 

Pregnant’s $5 Songs

May 23, 2013

Pregnant’s $5 Songs Last month Daniel Trudeau started raising money for projects related to his band Pregnant by offering personalized songs to fans for a $5 donation, which have turned out consistently bizarre and amazing. He’s also been posting the tracks to SoundCloud and his Facebook page where you can easily... 

Justin Walter – Dark Matter

May 23, 2013

Justin Walter – Dark Matter Justin Walter has been known for playing trumpet for Afrobeat fusionists NOMO, as well as on recordings by Saturday Looks Good To Me and a few other bands. But he seems to have com into his own recently, making music with a fascinating instrument called EVI (Electronic Valve Instrument), which makes... 

Premiere: The Shakin’ Babies – “Katrina”

May 23, 2013

Premiere: The Shakin’ Babies – “Katrina” Over the next few weeks The Shakin’ Babies will be dropping new tracks on us, leading up to their debut LP with MJMJ. If you don’t know who the Shakin’ Babies are, relax; we weren’t even this hip until a few days ago. Gear up for the best surprise you’ll have all morning... 

Quicksails – “Institute’s Innards”

May 23, 2013

Quicksails – “Institute’s Innards” Shortly after his now sold-out Weight of Worth cassette for his fellow Chicagoans at Teen River Tapes in February, experimental multi-instrumentalist and composer Ben Billington offers Mayville Dream courtesy of Cleveland/Vienna based Editions Mego imprint Spectrum Spools (though I reckon there’s... 

C.Z. – “Moon Beam” + Ruddyp – “Good Food” (Yung Satan Remix)

May 21, 2013

C.Z. – “Moon Beam” + Ruddyp – “Good Food” (Yung Satan Remix) Over the past half-year the M|O|D crew have seldom gone a week without leaving me impressed and sweaty on the dance floor. Yesterday C.Z. put a newish one on us titled “Moon Beam”, previously under titled “Mon Riddem”. As the title might suggest, this heady number floats and glows... 

Test House – Spirit Rebate

May 21, 2013

Test House – Spirit Rebate Test House, Brooklyn purveyors of 80’s-goth-affected pop, just dropped their Spirit Rebate EP, a sonic din of dynamic dance sounds rife with manicured melodies and sharpened synths. The duo has perfected its take on Depeche Mode’s leatherette charm and Talk Talk’s virtuous aural chapters... 

Saint Pepsi – “Skylar Spence”

May 21, 2013

Saint Pepsi – “Skylar Spence” Saint Pepsi continues to release hit after hit, week after week. Yesterday the producer posted up yet another banger. I can already see myself sliding across the dance floor, swinging my partner from one end to the other as we smoothly glide by one another continuously; in the same way that the various... 

Chaz & Alex – “Starry Nitez”

May 21, 2013

Chaz & Alex – “Starry Nitez” HAHAHAHAHA – okay, okay, here comes that vapor-juke. Like, I’m super into the humor of both. Juke working that troll/spam sampling, and vaporwave harkening that “lame-ass” key sound that thrives on being momentarily fresh. Honestly, I can’t get enough of either, and on this... 

The-Dream – “Where Have You Been” feat. Kelly Rowland

May 21, 2013

The-Dream – “Where Have You Been” feat. Kelly Rowland IV Play is set to drop in a week via Def Jam, and yesterday The-Dream unveiled yet another jam from the album. The Kelly Rowland featuring “Where Have You Been” is the perfect slow banger, with a repeated notion of missing the better half and a pace just slow enough to grind, but still fast... 

astral city – “Demo”

May 21, 2013

astral city – “Demo” Ain’t this some shittt right here? No, it ain’t. It’s actually way more pleasant than I had expected. Though, my expectations were at [ ] before clicking play on astral city‘s “Demo” track atop their SoundCloud page. There’s total chill cuts here going hard,... 

Premiere: The Astroboy – “The Jukebox”

May 20, 2013

Premiere: The Astroboy – “The Jukebox” It’s not difficult to feel well disposed towards anything that takes one of Philip K. Dick’s surreal universes as its jumping off point, as with the Astroboy’s new album, Flow My Tears, which to some extent mirrors and engages with the narrative and world of his novel Flow My Tears,... 

Hustle Gang – G.D.O.D.

May 20, 2013

Hustle Gang – G.D.O.D. Wait, Hustle Gang clothing company going hard? Well, if you got over Kanye West’s hype this weekend, you DEFINITELY were listening to G.D.O.D. off glorified mixtape sponsor Dat Piff on the beach with a cold python malt, and beach hat flipped as up and bent as it goes. You may hear one of these... 

Tree – Sunday School II: When Church Lets Out

May 17, 2013

Tree – Sunday School II: When Church Lets Out I sucked Tree‘s Sunday School II: When Church Lets Out mixtape off Samuel Diamond from his Tiny Mix Tapes post, and it was totally worth the listen. If Tree doesn’t amuse with his original voice or vocal musings, then the beats and loops will blow you away. As well, Sunday School II: When... 
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