Jaw goes slipping down the drain. Strobes flashing my twitching flesh. Snares pop my legs into snipping. Bass thumps my neck into snapping.
Man The Hunter - Less For You
I'm ready for things to move back into hibernation... for the basses to retract their sweaty high-ends to deep, cool, low thwashers. One day we will even catch some synth-snowflakes on our tongues. I'm excited (in a really really chill way).
The little squeaks in the intro suggest that indeed, Roommate played & recorded a real Rhodes (fuck softsynths! lol jk). The sample takes me to a hill with white sunshine and ice-encrusted trees and takes me to a better time. Pure beauty. The percussion absolutely tickles my ears.
Roommate - The Silent
Finally, Joker releases some new material. This remix demonstrates a slight departure from his earlier, more minimalist beginnings; bright synth stabs fill out the funky lead & bass lines. I would have sex to this song. I've got a feeling there's a lot more where this came from.
Die & Interface - Bright Lights feat. William Cartwright (Joker Remix)
At least you could pirate them before most.
Two huge tracks from Dem Slackers' upcoming release.
Dem Slackers - Let's Go (Bart B More 'Lesssgo' Remix)
Dem Slackers - Swagger
BRRRRAAAATTTT!!!! (Don't drop this version in your next set, though... Definitely not a full rip... sorry :)
Armand van Helden & Steve Aoki - Brrrat! (Bart B More Remix)
Space-funk samples, analogue basslines, glittery key arrangements, and thwopping disco beats
This is Saint Pauli. This electrohouse-funk duo's sound is both characteristically German (think the clean & cold electro sounds of Digitalism) and French (there's a healthy dose of Justice). Which is really fitting considering that they are based in both Hamburg and Paris!
Fare Soldi - Survivor (Saint Pauli Remix)
Haezer - WTFIH (Saint Pauli Remix)
Saint Pauli - I Need Rhythm
They do wear monkey masks when playing live, though unfortunately I don't think they actually shred metal guitars.
Y'all know it's gettin spooky in here. Raves across the country will be slightly seasoned with some ghoulish-zest. What's not to love?
I love how subgenres in dance music feed off each other. They cannibalize parts of other subgenres that sound badass. You'll hear the 'anger-step' bassline in this puppy pretty straight up.
Figure - The Phantom (Original Mix) by Figure
Although it's just a clip clocking in at only 1:24, you can see how epic Clouds can get.
Mauful Sir by thisisclouds
Bizarre Disco shit. I feel like dancing with every part of my body.
Attack Yourself! - Long Time No See (Demo Version) by Attack Yourself!
So if you remember a few months back we posted about UK ambient/beat music guru Hypermagic's bandcamp EP, Tangerine Scene. Well now they're back at it again with another 3-track release that definitely keeps them grounded in the same Eno roots, but constantly moving forward into a more beat driven direction as well.
Hey Hey Sunshine finds itself almost in a Mount Kimbie "post-dubstep" world, while The Dogs is a sample based ethereal jam that crunches just as hard as it it floats...if that makes any sense.
Download the full release for free via their bandcamp.
Hypermagic - Hey Hey Sunshine
Hypermagic - The Dogs
Oh shit, is it still '79 somewhere?
Toys That Kill make murder/destruction/dread seem fun again. They never really stopped tearing up basements. Covered in freshly-doused PBR. Still cold.
Check out some tracks off their recent split with Grabass Charlestons on No Idea.
Toys That Kill - Pliers
Toys That Kill - I'm Foaming
If you've heard of John Fruscianti, it's probably due to his involvement with the Red Hot Chili Peps. Personally, I had known that he made solo music (pretty sure it's why he chose to abandon working with the Peps). I heard it was good (and I didn't believe it) 'til my 'lil cuz told me to check out the song 'Murderers.' Hearing is believing.
John Frusciante - Murderers
John Frusciante - Ramparts
(These tracks are from his 2001 release, To Record Only Water for 10 Days.)
You probably knew his guitarwork was amazing. He's been voted 'world's best guitarist' a million times (read his wiki, bra). But outside the pop/funk/punk/rock scope--in the realm of lofi--he should be regarded at least as some sort of lesser angel... Neutral Milk can be Jesus...
Now IDK what he's doing these days. Hopefully it's good. I don't know if I care. Those two songs are enough to tide over my lofi-binge for now. But hey, everyone's saying the 90's are comin' back, and I love the Peps. Maybe JFru is in for a rebirth into post-chillwave?
I doubt it, but wouldn't it be fucking awesome?
Thought I'd share a fresh take on a song that I love.
Slow Century takes us into expansive caves where words and limbs retreat into the static fog. Stuck somewhere within.
Slow Century - Only (Coma Cinema Remix)
Coma Cinema - Only
Fuuuck am I stoked or what!?
I thought summer was over, but maybe there is a land beyond Michigan. A land where surf guitars still glisten as they get washed in reverb. A land where dreamy girls lounge around your bum ass friends on the beach. A land that you can only reach through the back of your mind. I'm not ready for the leaves. I want to go back to Heavy Hawaii.
Their debut, HH comes out September 28th on Art Fag. Check out the recently premiered Teen Angel and some lo-fi versionage.
Heavy Hawaii - Teen Angel
Heavy Hawaii - Teen Angel (lo-fi demo)
Heavy Hawaii - Sleeping Bag (lo-fi demo)
Down the rabbit hole. Broken through into a jagged world of sounds and buzz. Another ear. Bending strings into the abyss. Feedback crying back through a prism of color. Your least favorite indie rock band covering your favorite psych-rock band's greatest hits with a headful of acid. Tearing apart melodies and watching them fall, as shards, out of sight. Pulsating sounds intertwined endless rhythms. Time travelling via salvia. Guitars shriek and slide. You can't touch the ground.
I fucking LOVE this album. Dahga Bloom's self-titled. Get the full length from Big Cartel. See them on the west coast. Check these nugs.
Dahga Bloom - Golden Sky
Dahga Bloom - M.I.A
Cloud Nothings - I Apologize
Also check out Kevin Greenspon's side of the split on Bridgetown Records.
Kevin Greenspon - Carpool Pepsi
Sunny/crunchy/falsetto/explode-in-ur-pants/funky/dance-pop goodness. No..... Greatness.
THE BIRd DAY comes from Buffalo, NY - these guys have been on my radar ever since hearing their first free DL track, Thirsty, off their website. I initially heard of them from my buddies in Holy Spirits (who by the way will be playing live with THE BIRd DAY at Glasslands Gallery in NYC tomorrow night -- if you're in the area, I can't recommend going to this show enough)
A few more singles and a full length (via mediafire (via Dead As Digital)) later, I'm fully hooked. These guys really know what they're doing, and have a sense for catchy falsetto melodies that I haven't heard since Hissing Fauna era of Montreal. Ganted, THE BIRd DAY isn't nearly as spastic as Kevin Barnes, but they surely make up for it with musical hooks that well deserve their repeated chorus structure.
THE BIRd DAY - Thirsty
THE BIRd DAY - Gonna Beg You
THE BIRd DAY - Space Feeling
Download THE BIRd DAY's debut full length, Collect Vibrations