Here’s a brand new track from the reunited Medicine entitled “Long As The Sun”. I can’t tell you how exciting it is to hear this. My expectations have been clobbered, regurgitated, and set free. The forthcoming album, To The Happy Few , is due August 6 through Captured Tracks. Download this jam through the Soundcloud player.
Here’s our top ten favorite albums from the first quarter of 2013 featuring My Bloody Valentine, Veronica Falls, Burial, Brothers in Law, Girls Names, Autechre, Iceage, Wire, Broadcast, and KEN Mode .
I saw this list the other day and felt compelled to make a more comprehensive, accurate, and essential rundown of albums that have truly stood out in a musical and historical sense. Albums that are influential, groundbreaking and still memorable. And let's be clear that bands like Galaxie 500, Mercury Rev, Verve, Mazzy Star, etc., these are all great bands that have produced some astounding work, but they are definitely not shoegaze. It's obviously way too early to rank the new MBV album so I'm not even gonna go there. [...]
On May 27, French label Talitres will re-release the debut album Alps from Russian pop artists Motorama — including three bonus tracks. See tracklisting below and watch the video for the title track. 1. Northern Seaside 2. Warm Eyelids 3. Compass 4. Letter Home 5. Wind In Her Hair 6. Ghosts 7. Alps 8. Ship 9. There’s No Hunter Here 10. Normandy 11. Empty [...]
aquariumdrunkard : SIRIUS/XMU :: Aquarium Drunkard Show (Noon EST, Channel 35) Our weekly two hour show on SIRIUS/XMU , channel 35, can be heard twice every Friday – Noon EST with an encore broadcast at Midnight EST. SIRIUS 286: Jean Michel Bernard – Generique Stephane ++ Twin Peaks – Stand In The Sand ++ The Peoples Temple – More For The Masses ++ Phosphorescent – Song For Zula ++ Songs: Ohia – Farewell Transmission ++ Magnolia Electric Co. – The Night Shift Lullaby [...]
Out of this world, and a few inches closer to Broadcast… “ The Elektrik Karousel is the new album from The Focus Group, the alias of graphic designer and co-manager of Ghost Box records Julian House, and it’s the most sonically rich, enjoyable and psychedelic so far. It’s an evolution of the Cut-Up experiments of the earlier albums where House developed a musical style that mirrored his collaged design work. On Elektrik Karousel House, with help in the studio from Broadcast, weaves his samples into a rich tapestry [...]
Here’s the first taste of Savages’ debut album, coming May 7 on Matador Records and Pop Noire . Listen to “She Will” and get excited. Savages are without a doubt the best new rock band in the world right now.
theantimachinemachine : artwork by moi It’s never a good idea to miss a Tamaryn show.
MIKE SNIPER: SXSW, DIIV, etc. : mikesniper : http://diivnyc.tumblr.com/post /45351837437/hi-austin-fuck-sx sw-there-i-said-it-here-the Indeed. I was actually waiting til after SXSW to write a bit about this issue but since Cole’s put his neck out there, I can’t help but to weigh in a little bit especially to back up one of my artists. I… I have attended SXSW as a musician playing a showcase, for work, or for fandom between the years 2002 - 2012. This article is pretty [...]
A brand new single from Mahogany was released yesterday, digitally. The new EP that was promised last spring through BLVD Records is most likely not happening, or is it? I mean it’s been a year already. “Phase Break” is gorgeous and dives deep into an extended funky bridge that is very uncharacteristic of the band, but it fits their sound/aesthetic/style extremely well so you’ll glide right into it. This song is just over the eight-minute mark — get ready for a few different personalities and melodies to emerge. Very happy to finally hear [...]
Aquarium Drunkard + SXSW - Wednesday Night at Hype Hotel. : Only the good shit.
aabondy : get a load of this shit //thanks farmer dave// Amazing.
mrbibio : New album Silver Wilkinson out in May, listen to À tout à l’heure A note on Silver Wilkinson. (Click to enlarge) Read on Warp’s website Download À tout à l’heure MP3 Share À tout à l’heure - Facebook / Twitter / Tumblr 2013 just got BIBIO’D!
Still really digging Leatherette ’s Featurette EP that dropped on Ninja Tune this past winter. Even better, the duo dropped by Boiler Room a few weeks ago and played a dynamite 40-minute set featuring several new cuts from their forthcoming self-titled debut album, coming April 15 on Ninja Tune . 1. “I Always Wanted You Back” – Letherette 2. “Blad” – Letherette 3. “Camphor” – MF Doom [...]
“Don’t Play With Guns” is the first single from Indigo Meadow , the forthcoming album from The Black Angels due April 2 on Blue Horizon. The Austin psych-rockers will play the beautiful Mayan Theater here in Los Angeles on May 21 — not to be missed.
My top three full-lengths of 2013 so far are these knuckleheads you see above. The Veronica Falls album is certainly the most consistent of the bunch, but in terms of sound design and jaw-dropping bursts of noise, Autechre and My Bloody Valentine are unmatched.
Fans of Cocteau Twins: this is your new aural drug. A lot of bands in the past few years are obviously trying to bring back this sound, which I’m not against at all, but Empress of (Lorely Rodriguez) does it best. It sounds so precisely like that era with the synths, drum machine tones, and her vocal phrasing, but “Hat Trick” is also leaner and ultra-shimmery. It works. The Systems EP is out April 2 via Terrible Records in the U.S., “Vinyl to follow in [...]
Grey Zine made a video recently for their atmospheric rocker “Hopesfault”. Not bad.
My very first guitar was a Japanese model Fender Jaguar.