Saturday, October 25, 2014

Run The Jewels

Run The Jewels - Oh My Darling Don’t Cry
Run The Jewels - Close Your Eyes (And Count To Fuck)
Run The Jewels - Lie, Cheat, Steal

Fuck yes. Here’s the sequel to the original Run The Jewels full length from last summer, featuring even darker, angrier content, and more innovative, oftentimes headscratchingly bizarre production chops from the RTJ duo. (El-P + Killer Mike. Do I even hafta mention that at this point?) Bad news for vinyl aficionados who weren’t quick enough on the preorder draw - this slab of wax is long since sold-out, but good news for pretty much everyone: the digital version is available for FREE just like the first album was. I’ll say it again. Fuck yes.

Run The Jewels 2 is available in its entirety as a FREE download, courtesy of Run The Jewels. What’s remaining of any physical copies will be released on October 27th, via Mass Appeal

Sunday, October 5, 2014


Camera - Roehre
Camera - Hallraum

Remember I Was Carbon Dioxide features thick, juicy slices of the OST-worthy, improvisational-styled brand of krautrock from Berliner trio Camera, with all twelve tracks soaked in psychedelia and tight, repetitive grooves and modern day motorik beats ala similar-minded contemporaries such as Chicago prog-rockers Cave, maybe a lil’ bit of the more straightforward parts of post-rock stalwarts Trans Am, plus a smidgen of the same swirling spacey electronics as sci-fi Parisian duo Zombie Zombie. Yay.

Remember I Was Carbon Dioxide is available courtesy of Bureau B

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Stardeath and White Dwarfs

Stardeath and White Dwarfs - The Chrome Children
Stardeath and White Dwarfs - The Screaming (ft. Flaming Lips)

Wastoid is the follow-up to the first Stardeath and White Dwarfs disc, The Birth, from 5 or so years ago. Remember? We liked that one a whole lot back then, and we like this one a lot, too - with its abstract sounds and refined stoner grooves and the swirling, undefinable weirdo-ness that you’d probably expect from any member of Coyne family tree. And hey, look at that! Uncle Wayne and The Flaming Lips even make an appearance to help round out all of that heavy fuzz and distorted atmospherics and most likely drug-influenced psychedelic goodness. I mean, c'mon - I'm sure it's called Wastoid for a reason.

Wastoid is available courtesy of Federal Prism

Wednesday, September 17, 2014


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 - 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