Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Zammuto


Zammuto - Good Graces
Zammuto - Great Equator

I’ve been enjoying Anchor a lot more than I thought I would. That is to say, I’ve been listening to it a lot and I’m digging it more and more each time, in part because of its progression of surprising sounds and experimental, manic style shifts throughout the album as a whole. Think minimal, almost hypnotic atmospherics and chilly electronic elements that evolve quickly into quirky, offbeat grooves and heavily textured melodies, bouncing bass and complex percussion (and back again) over the course of twelve tracks. Predictable, this is not.

Anchor is available courtesy of Temporary Residence

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Death From Above 1979


Death From Above 1979 - Crystal Ball
Death From Above 1979 - Government Trash

This one might be bit predictable, but yeah - we’re really happy to see these boys back after a decade plus since they first swooped in and reduced everything else we were listening to at the time to rubble and ash with Heads Up and then You’re A Woman, I’m A Machine. Nothing’s been the same since, and nowadays, picking up where they left off, Death From Above 1979 is set to destroy a whole new generation of vulnerable eardrums and sensitive morals with The Physical World.

The Physical World is available courtesy of Kill The 8

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Summer Jam 10: Today!

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After a decade of Summer Jams, it seems like a good time to call it quits, I guess - so this, the 10th and very final edition of the down & dirty summertime classic might make for a bittersweet, end-of-an-era event for some - but it’s also a goddamned PARTY, so enjoy yourself. For real: SJ10 sports tip-top line-ups at both venues, chock full of some seriously recommended acts, ie: Reptar, Roadkill Ghost Choir, Have Gun Will Travel, MillionYoung, Beach Day, Sunbears!, Gwan Massive and more. Man, it’s hard to choose a fave. Make sure to peep the print-outable schedule HERE and read up on the storied past, pre-final chapter, of this longtime Labor Day weekend blow-out over at CL.

Summer Jam 10
NWB doors: 6pm • Crowbar doors: 7pm • $25 day of event
New World Brewery & Crowbar • Ybor City

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Haunted Hearts


Haunted Hearts - Initiate Me
Haunted Hearts - House Of Lords

A year or so after their bitesized Something That Feels Bad Is Something That Feels Good b/w House Of Lords introduction, the Haunted Hearts duo (aka: the husband/wife Crocodiles + Dum Dum Girls power couple) are back and offering up a few more tracks of layered fuzz and buzz and lush sonic swirls of psychy lo-fi goodness on the (fairly newish) Initiation full-length.

Initiation is available courtesy of Zoo Music

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Blackbird Blackbird


Blackbird Blackbird - Tangerine Sky
Blackbird Blackbird - Rare Candy

Big, big shouts out to Tangerine Sky - not because we’ve been impatiently waiting for a proper Blackbird Blackbird release for awhile now, or because it’s been awhile since we’ve posted anything at all - but mostly because of this disc’s delicious, summery vibes with swirls of uplifting synthy textures, and atmospheric guitars, and overall nostalgic feels that just make me happy for no real reason, ya dig? Play this one real loud for a pretty perfect start to the summer, all official-like, or to just feel happy again, for a change.

* For the locals: Blackbird Blackbird will be performing on Wednesday, June 25th at Crowbar in Ybor City

Tangerine Sky is available courtesy of Om Records

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Young Fathers


Young Fathers - No Way
Young Fathers - Get Up

Young Fathers released Dead several months back and I’m only just now able to start soaking up all of warped + warbly beat combos and off-the-wall influences from this experimental hip-hop Scot trio. Yeah, this is one weird record, for sure, with its genre-defying amalgamation of strange sounds and busy/bustling energy - but it’s weird in a good way, following up on the just-as-weird-in-a-good-way Tape One and Tape Two, which, of course, we also enjoyed very much.

Dead is available courtesy of Anticon.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

CYNE


CYNE - Avians
CYNE - Tears For Uriah

Goddamnit I’m in a good mood, so let’s shout-out some more positive hip hop sounds to see if we can put all of y’all in a good mood, too. Perhaps the non-sequitur storytelling-style rhymes + crisp production and catchy beats offa the (mostly) optimistic and summery All My Angles Are Right long-player, courtesy of Gainesville-based (and maybe now PDX) peeps CYNE, will do the trick.

All My Angles Are Right is available courtesy of Hometapes

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Mike Mass


Mike Mass - Get Busy
Mike Mass - 'Til I Make It (ft. Monica Delgado)
Mike Mass - I Just Go

Been a hot minute since posting on LJ, my hand was forced for a good reason. Tampa MC/Producer Mike Mass has dropped some of the dopest new Native-Tongue style hip-hop we've heard since forever-ever. His full range of flowin' on porch stoops, or gettin' the crowd hype with an unforgettably nasty party track like Get Busy is beyond impressive and extremely rare. DO NOT SLEEP on this unsigned artist!

Get Busy is already available courtesy of Mike Mass

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Tobacco


Tobacco - Eruption
Tobacco - Father Sister Berzerker

Yes, it’s weird, but what else would you expect? Ultima II Massage is the first proper Tobacco full length since Maniac Meat back in 2010, and it does a bang-up job of reintroducing the masses to more of Tom Fec’s crunchy combinations of bandsaw beats and woozy psych synths and vocoder vocals dotted with the occasional bubble-gum flavored pastoral melody. The inimitable Black Moth Super Rainbow and the dirty dirty Demon Queen collaboration have filled the void in between, natch, but this one is a whole other breed of aural oddity, second to none.

Ultima II Massage will be released on May 13th, via Ghostly International

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra


Thee Silver Mt. Zion - Fuck Off Get Free

Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light On Everything was released back in January, but I’ve been listening to it a whole lot more nowadays than I did a few months back, so there. If you’re not familiar with Thee Silver Mt. Zion and all of its aliases and incarnations, then brace yourself. Think extended, densely layered movements in multiple parts per proper track - an uplifting multi-instrumental orgy, if you will - all unabashedly presented with heavy doses of reckless abandon and meandering sound intricacies that are somewhat similar to, but still a wee bit more primal and booming than the musical fare refined by half-sibling act Godspeed You! Black Emperor and the rest of the extended Constellation Records family.

Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light On Everything is available courtesy of Constellation