Sunday, December 26, 2010

My Favourite Songs of 2010 (Part 1)

Games - Strawberry Skies

Taken By Trees - Anna (CFCF remix)

Foxes in Fiction - Lately (deauxième) (Memoryhouse cover)

Sufjan Stevens - Age of Adz

Sleep Over - Outer Limits

Memory Tapes- Bicycle (Little Loud Remix)

jj - my way

Real Estate - Out of Tune

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Peter Broderick and John G. Winther - Chasing Kingdoms

I just reviewed this one for Fluid Radio. This song is on my best of the year list. Enjoy!

Read my review for Fluid-Radio here

Monday, December 13, 2010

Games - Strawberry Skies (music video)

Games released one of those end of year highlights with their latest EP. Here is the proof.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Soft Moon -- Parallels

It's been a while friends. I've started in my role as contributing writer for fluid radio and that's been taking up quite a bit of time. Fluid radio is one the best things going on throughout the whole of the this here interweb so do peruse it when you have a minute - better yet make the time.

Here is some great darkwave/coldwave via Soft Moon. I know little about them other than the fact they have just released a killer debut album.

Get the album via the bros and hos at Boomkat here.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Anworth Kirk and Demdike Stare

Sound collage Heaven...or Hell. You decide.

(Why can't it be both?)

Com Truise x Twin Shadow

Com Truise has been one of the highlights of the year. Seriously. Nuff said.
Twin Shadow - Castles In The Snow (Com Truise Remix) by Com Truise

Active Child - I'm In Your Church At Night (Music Video)

One of the standouts from his First EP, Curtis Lane.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Street Meat blurb

Worth it for the live footage. Check it.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Erin Saoirse Adair -- No Confusion

This song came to my attention because a friend of mine is producing the artist right now. He actually produced this particular track. I know nothing about this artist. However, I think it's best we all just keep our ears to the ground on this one. uhmkay?

NO CONFUSION - Music Video for Erin Saoirse Adair from Craig Allen Conoley on Vimeo.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Snailhouse-- Apple

Mike Feuerstack winning over hearts in Europe. What could be better?

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Little Loud x Ariel Pink

Uhm, if you've read this blog you know how I feel about Little Loud's work. Gush-Gush-Gush, dude's amazing... You get it. Here's further proof though.
ariel pink's haunted graffiti - round and round (little loud remix) by little loud

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Tristram - Rhyme & Reason

Tristram is a band led by a guy named Tristram. This is evocative stuff in the vein of Bon Iver/Iron &Wine/Nick Drake/Devendra Banhart. They have their first proper release due Nov 15 via Broken Sound and I do believe this is an act to keep an eye on. Solid stuff here.

Order the release here

Monday, November 1, 2010

Craft Spells - Party Talk

Craft Spells have been on my radar for quite some time and I'm really happy with the strength of this song (their first physical release if I'm remembering correctly) and it's on the ever-awesome Captured Tracks to boot. Party Talk captures all the skewed poppy goodness that makes this project so good. You can hear the new wave influences in there too, but there is something almost soulful in a Stephen Merritt sort of way about the vocals. This one's infectious peeps.

Buy it via Captured Tracks directly

Craft Spells - Party Talk

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Anworth Kirk

This mysterious new project has ties to the world of Demdike Stare. It is also the inaugural release for a new label called Pre-Cert Entertainment. I can't imagine a more fitting pre-Halloween post.


But it via Boomkat here.

Monday, October 25, 2010

IS TROPICAL - South Pacific

The guys in Is Tropical sent this one over a while back and I've been meaning to post it. It's an infectious, slightly post-punk tinged, dance-floor-ready, post-alcoholic haze, pop gem. Is Tropical have a new release for the awesome Kistune due in Early November

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Perfume Genius - Dreem

A new Perfume Genius stunner performed live on Q TV.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Helios - Eingya

Nothing new about this one. But my love Helios' Eingya has grown so much that it's worth sharing. Fell in love with this one on a a long road trip a few years back. It occasionally comes back to haunt me. Now, it's officially on my best of the last decade list. Truly indispensable and something all of you unfamiliar with Helios must look into.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Geatest Hits -- Ambulance

Via the consistently awesome Olde English Spelling Bee.


Saturday, October 16, 2010

Little Loud x Clock Opera

Well, Little Loud does that remix thang again. This guy has a knack for making my day. Note the little arrow indicating you can download this for free. Do it. Then try walking down the street while it plays on your ipod without giving yourself away.
clock opera - once and for all (little loud remix) by little loud

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Sun Airway - Put the Days Away

Happy end of the week! As for the song: Air France-meets-Strokes? I'm not complaining. It's a surprising mix is all.

Holy Other - Yr Love

I dig this track more that 'We Over'.

Holy Other 'Yr Love' from FAMILY on Vimeo.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Acéphale ACE012 (Sail A Whale) + ACE014 (Porcelain Raft)

Two new releases available from Acéphale to pre-order!

First up is Porcelain Raft. PR are pretty hit and miss for me but Tip of Your Tongue is a very strong single. This one is infectious.

Pre-order the 7" from Acéphale directly here

And on my most anticipated releases of the year list is the 12" co-release between Acéphale and Sincerely Yours of Sail A Whale's Documentation. This is the first time we are seeing a proper release here in North America for Sail A whale and it features a few mandatory hits from the past year as well as some new stuff. Acéphale only has a handful of these for sale so move fast! This release is on the do-not-miss list!

a sea inside from sail a whale on Vimeo.

Pre-order the 12" from Acéphale here.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

CFCF - The River

CFCF has a new EP called The River, which is apparently inspired by Werner Herzog's Fitzcarraldo, which I'm ashamed to say I have yet to see...and it's been on my to-do list for years now. However, on the music tip this sounds like this highlight of the year material from CFCF. Really, this is shockingly great stuff. Not shocking in that it's a surprise for CFCF to release really strong material-- that's something he's done consistently -- shocking in that this sounds a) quite different from his other material b) it sounds like an amazingly focused EP. There are musical ideas CFCF has explored before on The River, but here he pursues them a little deeper. There's not much more to say without gushing, so let's just say I highly recommend you order it right now.

Order the 12" or mp3 via RVNG here

CFCF - Before and After Light by RVNG Intl.

CFCF - The River from RVNG Intl. on Vimeo.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Jamie Woon - Night Air (produced by Burial)

jamie woon myspace. Yep, that's right Will Bevans himself produced this dope track.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Egyptian Hip Hop - Rad Pitt

Egyptian Hip Hop continue their ascension to being a really great band. These guys know a thing or two about melody and it shows from note one on this track. They seem as aware of what's going in electronic music as they are of what's going on in indie-rock, and combine the two deftly. Rad Pitt reminds me of early Cure in some ways, but the sense of melody is all EHH's own. I've said it before; this is a band to watch.

Buy the Some Reptiles Grew Wings EP via Pure Groove here.

Egyptian Hip Hop - Rad Pitt

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Moss Of Aura - Still Parade

I've been sitting on this Moss Of Aura post for a while due to troubles uploading the songs. I'm glad I had those troubles though because it gave me time to deepen my appreciation of just how good these songs really are. For some reason when I thought of how to describe MOA's music I keep wanting to use Berlin as a reference point. Remember that 'Top Gun' song? Even if it wasn't your thing, those deep synths had a way of getting under your skin. It almost felt too dark of a song for 'Top Gun'. MOA combines a deep synth sound with tinges of balearic. It's very direct, yet somehow nuanced at the same time. All in all, it's just really mesmerizing stuff and a perfect transition out of summer and into fall.

Moss Of Aura - Everyday

Moss Of Aura - Tidal

Phoenix Discusses Lisztomania

Phoenix discusses one of the best albums in recent memory.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Gold Panda presents Lucky Shiner

Gold Panda has released some of my favourite music (originals and remixes) over the past year and a half, and I'm pretty damn excited about this debut album of his. I have streamed the whole thing a number of times and I'm happy to see the dude has hit one out of the park. Some of these artists that come out and release a few killer singles make me nervous when it comes time for the (drum-roll-please....scratch that: ominous-timpani roll please) dreaded debut album. GP had a palette I was worried would be a little limiting when it came to trying to sustain listener interest for 40 or 60 minutes. However, here he has expanded that palette into a few different directions, some obvious, some not-so-obvious, that have made this a great listening experience. Really, this could be one of the best albums of the year and I'm happy to see a guy who showed so much promise deliver the goods. I'd hit repeat on this one a few times.

Pick it up on Vinyl/CD/MP3 from Ghostly International here.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Sleep Over - Outer Limits

One of my favourite songs of the year gets an unofficial video.

Outerlimits from MEGABEATS on Vimeo.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Holy Other - We Over

Next up for Transparent.

WE OVER from HOLY OTHER on Vimeo.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Andrew Hargreaves - Confusion in Consequence

Andrew Hargreaves just released his solo album for his own Lacies imprint last week and I have yet to receive it (it's making it's way across oceans as we speak, I presume). However, this song today is featured on that release (in some form), and well this has to be one of the best songs I've heard all year. Also featured on the song is Danny Norbury who released a spectacular album on Lacies himself last year. Confusion of Consequence is one of those songs it's hard to ignore. It's almost confrontational in it's beauty and absolutely demands an emotional response from the listener. The world of electronic music seems to have a knack for producing these sorts of songs - but they are still few and far between.

Order 'Defragment' via Boomkat here.

Museum of Bella Artes - Watch the Glow

Museum Of Bella Artes released one of my favourite songs of 2009 with their cover of Who Do You Love? and now they have Watch the Glow, a totally infectious pop gem. This is a pretty different sound from that first release, drawing far more from a somewhat balearic palette. But considering this is only their second song ever (!) to get a proper release it adds a new layer to a band that shows it has more tricks up it's sleeve that some may have guessed. This is one to put on repeat. Seriously hooky stuff.

Pre-order Watch the Glow backed with Who Do You Love? (released via the awesome transparent records!) here for the Oct 18 street date.

Museum Of Bellas Artes - Watch The Glow by TransparentRecs

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Tokimonsta vs. Blue Daisy

One of my favourite musical renegades of the past year has been a busy man of late. Blue Daisy dropped this collaboration with Tokimonsta back in August for Team Acre and then dropped his new 2x12" for Black Acre earlier this month. This track comes from the Tokimonsta record and it features Daisy dropping his usual deep beats combined with low end digital haze to create the sonic boom that is the bass. Really, this guy is one of the best out there right now. He sort of fits with the whole dubstep thing in some ways but is a little to the left of that whole scene. But then again that may be what makes him outlast his peers in the long run.

Houses -- Soak It Up

Houses' song Endless Spring was one of the musical highlights of my summer and they are finally gearing up to release their debut via Lefse on Oct. 12. Soak It Up is another sun-soaked gem that begs you to let it soak into your pores. More importantly it serves as further indication that Houses may have a killer album ready to drop on the world.

Pre-order 'All Night' on CD/LP via Lefse here.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Zola Jesus -- Sea Talk..proper

Here is the OFFICIAL music video.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Snailhouse -- Salvation Army (in four)

Snailhouse have a new 'name your price' EP out via Bandcamp. Mike Feuerstack, the singer-songwriter for Snailhouse, is perhaps my favourite Canadian singer-songwriter. He's released a number of great albums/EPs as Snailhouse, as well as two of the most important albums I can think of with his band The Wooden Stars (Mardi Gras and The Moon). For some of you this may serve as an introduction to the man's work (he also plays in Belle Orchestre!) and I can't suggest enough that you look further ...much further into this guy's back-catalogue. This material from the EP is really strong and this is just his odds n' sods. Seriously: fans of Bon Iver/Iron & Wine/Sufjan Stevens/ Owen take note.

Get the Monumental Moments EP via Snailhouse's Bandcamp.

<a href="">Salvation Army (in four) by snailhouse</a>

And here's the original version:

Monday, September 6, 2010

Mathemagic-- Breaststroke

These guys are creepin' up...

Order their split 7" from Atelier Ciseaux

Mathemagic - Breaststroke from EyeBodega on Vimeo.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Altar Eagle -- Spy Movie

Awesome things about Altar Eagle:

1) It is a project by Brad Rose, who runs the amazing Digitalis label
2) It was released on the AMAZING (seriously, one of the best labels on the go right now) Type Records.
3) The Music. Find out for yourself below.

Get the album here via Boomkat.

ALTAR EAGLE "Spy Movie" from Digitalis Industries on Vimeo.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Zola Jesus -- Sea Talk

Somewhere between Joy Division's Atmosphere and Siouxsie,

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Restless People - Don't Back Down

Restless People's debut is pretty high on my most anticipated ish of the year list. Have loved everything I've heard so far and glad to hear that on September 14 we will finally having something tangible to hug and smother. Don't Back Down is a different side of the band (ya know, as opposed to those other two songs they have out there). The song has that spazzy energy that made Victimless Crime so lovable, but also uses casio-like keyboard lines to drive the song's chorus deep into our brains. All in all it only furthers my admiration for these guys. This is undeniably hooky stuff with a unique energy that is distinctly their own.

Restless People - Don't Look Down

Silly Kissers - Precious Necklace

A video by Jane. All that 80s psychosexual tension suits the song well.

Silly Kissers - Precious Necklace from jane on Vimeo.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Sufjan Stevens--I walked

And a week after he debuts a new EP, we get word of a new album via Sufjan scheduled to drop Oct 12.
<a href="">I Walked by Sufjan Stevens</a>

Washed Out-- Hold Out video

Washed Out - "Hold Out" from John Lipari on Vimeo.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

slandercat - Blood of a Broom Tree

slandercat sent over a link to his wonderful and FREE Ep, 'Blood of A Broom Tree'. This is some solid off-kilter electro. In the man's own words "It has vocals and samples and little squelchy sounds". The song Broom Tree combines elements of glitch and synth-wave to create it's own beast. It's at once enchanting and menacing. Elijah Runs reminds me of one of my latest (and recurrent fixations), John Harrison's score for Day of the Dead . There's something balearic and almost Fever Ray-ish in the song. A lot of the EPs songs are a contradiction in terms when it comes to mood, but all works to create something you can't help be more than a little hypnotized by.

Hit up the slandercat bandcamp page to get 'Blood of a Broom Tree' gratis

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Wishing Wars

Another great end of summer surprise. Wishing Wars is a guy named Anthony and this project is pretty new... I think. As far as I know. The music has a balearic feel mixed with a deep 80s synth vibe. It works incredibly well. In a way it reminds me of the awesome Bathcrones in the sense that this is incredibly textured stuff. It's all about the whole and not the parts with this stuff... But the parts themselves are pretty damn good if you're a detail hound. Really strong stuff. Put this guy on your radar.

Andrew Hargreaves -- Handwritten Notes

Prologue 1:
I love when someone tells me they hate a genre of music. Even better yet when someone says regarding their musical tastes "I like everything except _____". Really? You've heard EVERY single song in a particular genre of music. Shit, you must have one hell of an attention span and a record collection to boot. The reason I bring this up is because I think for many people who may not like or have lost touch with electronic music, this is the song strong enough to entice you back or pique your interest if you've never perused this world.
Prologue 2:
Can you call something genre-defining even if you have a hard time defining the genre? Last year I had hoped Peter Broderick&Machinefabriek would drop the album that made everyone go "Ahh! I get it". Modern Classical-meets-electronic minimalism. Instead they released a pretty decent album that had lesser expectations of itself. Still good, but my hopes may have been too high.
The business:
This astonishing bit of loveliness today comes to us courtesy of Andrew Hargreaves who is one half of The Boats (read more on them later). He also makes music as Beppu. And also as Tape Loop Orchestra. This is the sort of music that's a contradiction in terms; on one hand it seems to be begging you to relax ( or 'chill' as blunted out 14 years old like to say), on the other hand there is immense attention to detail and nuance to this stuff. Handwritten Notes begins like an all consuming fog, and then slowly a piano melody emerges like a hand reaching to pull us in. And from there, Hargreaves has us at his mercy. The good news is that wherever it is (or whatever genre it is) he's taking us too, it's a lovely place to be. Something tells me that Hargeaves may have this (')genre(')'s 'Endtroducing' in his back pocket. Wait and drool for the September release of the album proper.

Friday, August 20, 2010

New Sufjan Stevens!

One of my musical loves is back!
<a href="">All Delighted People (Original Version) by Sufjan Stevens</a>

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Real Estate--Out of Tune

Wow! This one is a gem. I had the chance to see Real Estate here in Ottawa about a month ago and they were amazing. I remember being blown away by this here song and wondering where it came from. As summer winds down I couldn't imagine a better farewell. This track is still very much 'Real Estate' but you can also here a band maturing and evolving. These guys stole my heart last summer and this song has done it again.

Pre-order via True Panther for the Oct. 12 release date here

Out Of Tune by truepanther

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Demdike Stare-- A Forest of Evil (Dawn)

Look at that cover art. Isn't that a thing of beauty? And it compliments the music inside perfectly. I've been listening to the new Sleep Over and Panda Bear singles like my life depended on it lately. I've also been listening to a lot of Goblin lately too. Some how Demdike Stare fits that theme well.

Demdike Stare is made up of Sean Canty (who runs the awesome Finders Keepers label) and Miles Whitaker (who runs the Modern Love label and released one of my favourite albums of last year under the guise of Daughter Of The Industrial Revolution). Now this song is a ten minute journey into the sort of nightmarish stuff that Goblin created on the Suspiria soundtrack. I guess it's electronic music but it feels limiting even to use that broad term. Regardless, it's the sort of stuff that sticks with you long after the final notes ring out. For all of you wanting to see a horror film tonight but only having ten minutes to spare, enjoy.

get the single digitally via Boomkat here.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Yeasayer - Madder Red Video

Starring Kristen Bell. If you haven't seen 'Veronica Mars' do it. Genius.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Little Loud Remixes Goldfrapp

Little Loud has made my summer. This one is fresh from the oven.
goldfrapp - believer (little loud remix) by little loud

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

SALEM--Asia (video teaser)

SALEM have a new album coming out, in case you haven't heard. Here is a video teaser featuring the track 'Asia'.

Perfume Genius - Your Drum

I sort of feel that if you aren't moved by Mike Hadreas's work you might be dead inside. Click play to check your emotional pulse.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Slow Motion Shoes

No Modest Bear posted Brendan Fraser about a month ago and I really liked it and then forgot about it, and then came back to it and remembered I really liked it. Damn, it's hard being part of a culture that makes ADD mandatory, but somehow we still find a way, right? These two songs by Slow Motion Shoes require attention in the sense that you can't just listen half way through and then stop - they evolve. So even if they don't get their hooks in you right away, give it time and the melodies will seep into your sub-conscious. Another new band to keep your eye on.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Sleep Over--Outer Limits

Sleep Over have a new 7" coming out on Forest Family Records and at first I was not digging these two tracks. But, slowly they have contaminated my soul. In fact, Outer Limits is one of my fave songs right now and I think this 7" is on my shortlist of must-haves for the year. From disinterest to awe, it's quite a leap I know, but these songs take time. This is a band in full-bloom right now, and it's exciting to see where they are going because it is already not where I had expected. As for Outer Limits, it manages to be both beautiful and unsettling. It retains some of the creepiness that I so loved from the Night People cassette, but adds something new to the Sleep Over pallet as well. These are going to go fast, so make your move.

Order from Forest Family Recs here for the August 10 release.

Sleep Over- Outer Limits

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Museum of Bella Artes

This was one of my favourite songs of 09 and I really should've posted it long ago. Now, thanks to the fact the song is going to be released as a B-side to a new Museum of Bella Artes 7" via Transparent, I have good cause to post it. The 7" should be available some time in September according to Transparent. In the meantime, drool:

Street Meat - Need to Know

Street Meat is another project featuring my homie Leigh Newton. I've mentioned his awesome death/doom/drone project The Sun Through A Telescope a few times, and now here he is with a more electro project. There's something lo-fi in these recordings that really works for them. Screw cranking the guitars to 10 on the amp, set the mics to ten. How to describe Street Meat? There's some Le Tigre, Ladytron, Dickies, Peaches, Mount Sims all buried in there. Cock rock guitars mixed with Riot Grrl stuff. If you were fourteen and heard it for the first time you might suddenly feel a strong urge to tell your parent(s) to go fuck off and then slam your bedroom door. But not in a childish way, more in a life-affirming way. I'm still not there yet. How to describe Street Meat? Well; two females on the mic bringing their swagger, dirty drum machines, punky guitars reminiscent of the great Celebrity Skin. Let's call it Glamwave. Is that a thing? Do we want to do that? Glamwave? Whatever, just listen to the damn song.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Dirty Beaches - Paris

From the Night People cassette available here.

Death In Plains - Whirlwind

Lately, I haven't been digging any new guitar based music. I go through phases like that. Then comes along this little burner by Death In Plains. This track doesn't give away how noisy and electronic his sound can get, but there is some serious blown-out keyboard sounds propelling this one along. Definitely a band to keep your eye on.

W h i r l w i n d / Death In Plains from Enrico Boccioletti on Vimeo.

Saturday, July 31, 2010


New album. For those of you unfamiliar with the work of Keith Kenniff, get on it.

Goldmund | Famous Places from Keith Kenniff on Vimeo.

Friday, July 30, 2010


Yu(c)k is the piano based side project of Yuck. Yu(c)k just released a 4-song cassette through Mirror Universe which is already sold out. Listen to the songs below and you'll see why. This material is just stunning

Yu(c)k - Automatic from Yuck on Vimeo.

Yu(c)k - Weakend from Yuck on Vimeo.

Yu(c)k - Daughter from Yuck on Vimeo.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


I'm excited to be doing this post because ya best keep your eye on this here duo. MYTHS are a band from Canada and they make electronic music, and I do mean to use that broad term to refer to what they do. They combine a lot of different aspects we would associate with electronic: it's beat-heavy, melodic, experimental in places, often brash, never safe. Remember how in the 80s people worried about satanic music? Well, this is like satanic Crystal Castles - your mom would not approve. As for 'Deadlights' it starts with a drum beat that is sort of the equivalent of being punched in the gut repeatedly (Salem would be jealous) and has a melodic synth-line, but then the song begins a slow roll into a psychotic breakdown as the vocals kick in. And as the breakdown is complete and we're met with the line 'You're not Real!' being chanted again and again, and you can't tell whether to be afraid or comforted. MYTHS kind of remind me of early Adult. (Resuscitation) combined with latest Adult. (Why Bother?) and that's damn sure footing for a band to start from. Their debut album is due from Nominal Records later in the future of the world... just in time for the apocalypse.

Go to their myspace page!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Evenings - Babe

Didn't like this at first. Don't know why. What was the me of 8 days ago thinking? Well, sometimes you just have to forgive yourself and move on.
Evenings: glitchy, melodic.
Babe: sunny, ominous, you can dance to it in your dreams.

Download the album for FREE via bandcamp.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Hooray! - Homee

Hooray! (aka Ben) sent this wonderful little track over. It's kind of like what I imagine falling asleep under water and dreaming sounds like...ya know, if you could do that without drowning that is. Either way, sweet dreams.

Buy it here via Wonder Beard Tapes. Things like $4 +S+H.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Silly Kissers remix Blue Hawaii

My favourite Canadian up and comers (Silly Kissers) remix a track from my favourite FREE album (Blue Hawaii - Blooming Summer) in recent memory. This is dream team stuff here.
Blue Hawaii - Dream Electrixra (SILLY KISSERS REMIX) by Silly Kissers

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Part Timer - The Runner

The wonderful Part Timer (aka Scissors and Sellotape) has a lovely new song and self-release.
Part Timer - The Runner (Original Mix) by Fluid Radio

(via fluid radio)

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Animal Collective remixed by Dam-Funk

This track was one of my favourites from last summer. It went pretty much ignored in favour of the Zomby remix that came out at the same time. Old news, I know; but I'm trying to right a wrong here and teach you people to love this thing. And all you have to do is hit play.

Bullion - I'd Never Dance With You

Don't know where this comes from, but it's a new Bullion track so that is exciting. It's a little more choppy than his other work and the percussion gives the track a different flavour. And as far as one minute tracks go it's pretty epic. Whether this is a hint of things to come or a one-off it's a great little piece from an artist doing some of the most interesting stuff with beats-n-samples.

I'd Never Dance With You by bullionness

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Mount Kimbie - Field

Mount Kimbie has just released their long awaited and much hyped debut on the great Hot Flush Recordings. These guys are fringe dubsteppers I suppose. They sort of remind me of Gold Panda in the sense that they are experimental, yet maintain a sense of accessibility to what they do. 'Field' is all beats until it melts into some super cut up guitar work. This is one of those songs that rewards repeated listens, as most MK work does. 'Maybes' comes from an earlier single and works in the opposite direction, it starts with fragmented samples and instruments and then drops a beat to settle the whole thing down. I'd spend a little time with this material Mount Kimbie have potential to do big things, not just now, but for years to come.

Kisses - People Can Do the Most Amazing Things

Love Kisses. They've got some great songs, and a great album waiting for a record label. This track is an interesting one in that it is probably the darkest of their songs (still not very dark, have no fear), and the simplest musically. It's very stripped down and in a way reminds me of Joy Division. But it's also an example of how strong the songwriting is. Someone get this full length out there quick!

Pre-order the 7" via insound here.


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Best Coast - Boyfriend

Awesome fan made vid for Best Coast. This track has a little Neko Case tinge to it I find. This is one to look forward to.

Pre-order for July 27 via Mexican Summer here.

BOYFRIEND://best_coast from Theo Anthony on Vimeo.

Panda Bear - Slow Motion

When I first heard the radio rip of this track over the weekend it did not click for me. However, hearing it in high quality has me converted. Noah Lennox can always be counted on to keep things interesting and this sounds like a slightly new direction for the Bear. Sung Tongs meets Dilla? Maybe. If so, not a bad thing at all.

the vinyl is already sold out but digital release is set for July 20.

Panda Bear - Slow Motion

Perfume Genius Live Session

Mike Hadreas doing his thang.