Aki Onda & Control Unit – “Live at Il Revisionario in Brescia, Italy in May 2013”

June 20, 2013

Aki Onda & Control Unit – “Live at Il Revisionario in Brescia, Italy in May 2013” As a part of URSSS‘ unexplained live (and remarkable) European video series, they present Aki Onda & Control Unit “Live at Il Revisionario in Brescia, Italy in May 2013”. From the most hypnotic to drastic tones and sounds, this pairing live really sears telepathic emotions from... 

Video Premiere: Pregnant – “Strangers”

June 19, 2013

Video Premiere: Pregnant – “Strangers” There’s always more than meets the eye to Pregnant and his northern Californian brand of experimental weird. Any time we write about him the title of our post becomes a silly pregnancy joke. This one becomes “Video Premiere: Pregnant Strangers,” while other text descriptions, if read... 

Jake Falby at Muchmore’s

June 13, 2013

Jake Falby at Muchmore’s We know Jake Falby from a fateful tour with some mutual friends last year that brought him through West Virginia, when he informed us that he’d just been playing violin in Argentina. Since then, we’ve adjusted our expectations of what that might necessarily mean, but only in the best ways... 

Laugh Clown Laugh! – “Feel so Young”

June 12, 2013

Laugh Clown Laugh! – “Feel so Young” You know what dates “Feel so Young” more than its 1982 [flagrant-]wave sound? The lyrics. Like, they’re trying to be cool. I mean literally they’re singing about trying to be cool, and having those vocals surrounded by such a retro beat/melody is max LOL. Funny/serious music is... 

Healing Potpourri – “Keys to the City”

June 11, 2013

Healing Potpourri – “Keys to the City” Simi Sohota has been a stalwart of northern California’s Sacramento/Davis/Placerville eclectic-scene (you might recognize others like Daniel Trudeau/Pregnant, Michael RJ Saalman, Biosexual, etc), but this year he’ll break with his normal associates temporarily to release a 12″ from... 

Premiere: Long Distance Poison – “A Passage Above”

June 11, 2013

Premiere: Long Distance Poison – “A Passage Above” Earlier this year, Brooklyn synth trio Long Distance Poison released their first remix LP, Gliese Translations, which saw Steve Moore (Zombi, Lovelock) and Shawn Parke add kosmische disco beats to their sound in very different ways, while Drew McDowell (Coil, Psychic TV) did more of a dark, hypnotic... 

Never Forever teaser + Prince Rama tour dates

June 10, 2013

Never Forever teaser + Prince Rama tour dates With last year’s Top Ten Hits of the End of the World Prince Rama gave us more than just an album. Top Ten Hits is a concept album that spans genres and timelines across pop. Now the duo have announced a film, which they’re describing as a “Now Age psych-opera.” Never Forever... 

Riot Meadows – “Warm Trees”

June 7, 2013

Riot Meadows – “Warm Trees” Steve Targo has only a few Riot Meadows releases under his belt thus far, but the kid is definitely picking up the pace and turning the right heads at the right times: An exclusive track for Spanish blog Microphones in the Trees over there, and then wayyyy over here in the ol’ US of A, a new video... 

Blues Control – “Open Air”

June 6, 2013

Blues Control – “Open Air” Deeeeeep inhale. And. Exhale. Good. Again. Deeeeeep inhale. And. …Exhale. Gooood. If your eyes were closed before, open them. And. Again. Tara Sinn’s video for “Open Air,” from Blues Control’s 2012 album, Valley Tangents, still available from Drag City.
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June 6, 2013

SSVR – “EPISODE 3: MY SMOKE IS FILLED WITH LUNGS” Speaking of discovery: CAMERON STALLONES I LOVE THIS VIDEO SERIES!!! So, Sun Araw has been on a bliss-tour since Cameron Stallones (father Sun Araw) and Alex Gray (Chance Image umbrella man) got together an started improving. Not only are these dudes super inspirational to me in life goals and dreams... 

Sic Alps – “She’s On Top”

June 5, 2013

Sic Alps – “She’s On Top” Drag City released Sic Alps‘ She’s On Top EP towards the end of last month, and while it’s fair to say the prolific San Francisco garage rockers have glossed-up a little since the early days, they still know how to grind out a decent racket, albeit with a more recognisable pop structure.... 

Ramzi – “Ashiko”

June 5, 2013

Ramzi – “Ashiko” In this week’s edition of “Who’s gonna be the next Montréalite to completely change the game?” we have a gal called Phoebé Guillemot (which, first of all, terrific name) who goes by Ramzi in the musical world. Her mind-warping blitzkrieg of dive-bombing electronics is enough...