Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Sad Souls - Apeiron

Easily the most beautiful thing I've heard in quite some time.  From Tom Auty of Ann Arbor, who records ambient loops as Sad Souls.  Fans of Geotic will certainly appreciate this.  Follow Sad Souls on bandcamp, SoundCloud and Twitter.

  Apeiron by Sad Souls 

(via The Apiary)

Monday, September 12, 2011

new Two Inch Punch - "Up In Your Mix"

Blisteringly good track from London lovestepper Two Inch Punch, taken from the Love You Up EP, out digitally and on 12" through PMR Records on October 31, 2011.

  Up In Your Mix by T.I.P

Saturday, September 10, 2011

patten - "Fire Dream"

patten posted a demo version of "Fire Dream" back in March of 2010.  Now, the album version is upon us.  Dude turned the bass WAY up and extended the track by about 90 seconds, but the disorienting cacophony of the original remains brilliantly intact.  GLAQJO XAACSSO drops September 26 on No Pain In Pop.

MP3: patten - Fire Dream

(via The Fader)

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Hivern Discs - Hiverned #1

Hiverned #1 is the first entry in a series where current artists from the Hivern Discs roster edit long-lost tracks from the forgotten artists of yesteryear.  On "Party Girl," John Talabot takes a "lost NYC underground classic" and turns up the heat by tweaking the hell out of the vocals.  The result is something akin to Elmo singing Bee Gees karaoke in a disco club even as the streets outside gave birth to hip-hop.  "Wheels," on the other hand, is an agitated night hustle screwed by Marc Piñol.  

300 copies on 10" vinyl with no repress and no digital version.  Info on buying it here.

  HVNED001: Hiverned #1 by Hivern Discs

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

new Oneohtrix Point Never - "Sleep Dealer"

The first we've heard from Oneohtrix Point Never's new album.  A battery-powered device bleeping out its last moments of juice. Audible bits from the cassette deck, VHS and public access program, all begging you back from your slumber. Wired beyond belief, you may never come back.

"From the Replica LP on Software Recording Co. / Mexican Summer (SFT010). Available November 8th, 2011."

MP3: Oneohtrix Point Never - Sleep Dealer

video: Narrow Sparrow - "Joe Meek's Dream"

Narrow Sparrow - Joe Meek's Dream (Music Video) from Richard Portillo on Vimeo.

Unrestrained "bizarro pop" from Chicago's Narrow Sparrow.  Fuzzy as a wool sweater and as angst-filled as anything on In The Aeroplane Over The Sea.  Expect this on 7" soon. 

Full disclosure: band member Ricky Portillo and this writer are good friends. Song rules either way.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The Field - "Then It's White"

New The Field, and it's not at all what you'd expect. Accompanies thoughts of a curtain fluttering in the breeze, or a spirit seeking refuge in a familiar place.

MP3: The Field - Then It's White

Via The Fader

Tinariwen - "Tenere Taqqim Tossam" (Four Tet Remix) which the Saharan desert rock of Tinariwen gets an urban makeover with the funk and flex of none other than Four Tet.

Tinariwen - Tenere taqqim tossam (Four Tet remix) by Four Tet