Friday, December 24, 2010

Tristeza


Tristeza - Raise Your Gaze
Tristeza - Newbury

Around these parts (namely, my cramped, one bedroom apartment), instrumental outfit Tristeza are well known for crafting gorgeous, winding, almost stream-of-conciousness-type tracks that are absolutely delightful to drink numerous High Life tallboys to - and the newish album, Paisajes, is certainly no exception. Think upbeat (yet often deliriously melancholic as well), post-rock instrumental melodies, beautiful effect-laden atmospherics, and warm, drunken afternoons on a front porch with your equally lazy drinking buddies.

Paisajes is available courtesy of Sanity Muffin

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Tyvek


Tyvek - 4312
Tyvek - Underwater Too

Detroit's Tyvek create gnarly, amped-up, catchy modern punk. Teaming up on this record with a fitting label, In The Red, who have put out Jay Reatard, The King Khan & BBQ Show, Thee Oh Sees, many other stripped-down, badass albums! Filthy black shirts, lil' girls in the pit, fists raised high in a sweaty ass basement, and gear about to explode pretty much set the picture for this sophomore release.

Nothing Fits is available via In The Red Records

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Scrog: Tonight!

Scrog

Holy shit. This one is gonna be a veritable "who's who" in the Bay area music scene (past and present), especially with the inimitable Scrog reuniting again, just for tonight, and backed-up by our pals in Zillionaire and Guiltmaker, of course. Non-locals and youngsters most likely won't "get it" but don't worry - this show is bound to bring out a bunch of old-school faces and long-lost friends, and we're just as excited about seeing them as we are watching the line-up. Don't miss out.

Scrog, Zillionaire & Guiltmaker
Doors at 9:00 • $7 • 21+
New World Brewery: 1313 E. 8th Ave. • Tampa, FL

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Liquid Jesus MixTape 01:05


LIQUID JESUS - MixTape 01:05

Been sitting on this one, tweaking it, etc., and sometimes you just gotta let it go. So, look at it as a holiday gift, something to rock while hitting the road to visit fam, or another meaningless endeavor with a bunch of drunks. Cin cin! Full tracklist is available after the jump. Enjoy.

Depressed Buttons


Depressed Buttons - Folding Protein
Depressed Buttons - Mighty Putty

Ya know, I was never really big on The Faint, and I'm really not that big on Depressed Buttons, but I've found myself listening to them both a lot in recent weeks. Maybe it's more of an indictment on my fragile mental abilities or the repetitive keyboard hop-a-long beats... but here we are! Oh, btw, the three dudes that make up Depressed Buttons are also in The Faint.

The Qwerty EP is available via Mad Decent

Chikita Violenta


Chikita Violenta - Tired
Chikita Violenta - ATPG

Chikita Violenta sounds a little bit like Broken Social Scene, so it's no wonder that Toronto's very own Arts and Crafts is releasing the Mexican indie rock darlings' newest album, TRE3S (which, surprise, surprise, features collaborations from members of BSS, as well as The Most Serene Republic and others), 'cause it's pretty much a perfect fit... It's an obscenely infectious pop record with sweeping rock melodies and lotsa cute and catchy sing-alongs. We've been playing tracks off of this thing since we first got our hands on it way back in August and talking it up to anyone who'll listen, but now that the official release date is finally quickly approaching, we feel like it's about time to give it a lil' bit more love here on the Liquid Jesus blog.

TRE3S will be released on January 25th, courtesy of Arts and Crafts

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Spoon


Spoon - Rhythm and Soul (demo)

Don't freak out just yet, ok? This isn't quite a 'new' Spoon album, at least not in the all proper-like sense - these are demos and rough-takes (taken mostly from the Gimme Fiction and Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga sessions and slowly released by the band, one by one, over the last few years) all packaged up all nice and neato-like into a single disc entitled, Bonus Tracks: 2008-2009. While the actual studio recorded versions of these songs are clearly much more refined and meticulously produced, this collection is a delicious lil' sampling of all your favorite Spoon tracks in all their unpolished, lo-fi glory.

Bonus Tracks: 2008-2009 is self-released and available courtesy of Spoon

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Tobacco


Tobacco - Lamborghini Meltdown (ft. Zackey Force Funk)

Following up on the wonderfully weird Maniac Meat full length, this new Tobacco release - curiously dubbed the LA UTI EP - features a handful of reworked tracks from its predecessor (as well as a few new ones) and multiple guest appearances from collaborator hip hop pals (Anti-Pop Consortium, Doseone, Serengeti, Rob Sonic, more), to boot. The results are just as mind-blowingly strange and hard-to-wrap-you-head-around as you'd probably expect, but that's exactly why we're diggin' on it, as if you didn't already know.

The LA UTI EP is available via Tobacco and Anticon.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Phenomenal Handclap Band


The Phenomenal Handclap Band - 15 to 20 (80Kidz remix)
The Phenomenal Handclap Band - The Martyr (live KEXP session)

Remix efforts work in strange ways sometimes, and while I'm still scratching my head as to why The Phenomenal Handclap Band actually thought an album like this really, truly, needed to exist, I gotta admit - a little bit of hard (re)work(ing) from some of their pals was actually able to turn a fairly mediocre first effort into a pretty interesting, and mostly downright catchy, collection of tracks.

Remixes is available courtesy of Tummy Touch Records

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Caroline


Caroline - Swimmer

I ain't even gonna front - I've been waiting on this album for nearly five years now. From the first time I heard Where's My Love back in the winter of '05/'06 I've been diggin' on this subtle Japanese songstress. Her minimalist, angelic pop are simultaneously frosty yet burning with subdued beauty, and it fits right in next to Bjork, Tori Amos, Herbert, or Cocteau Twins.

Verdugo Hills will be released on January 25th, via Temporary Residence

Monday, December 6, 2010

Neon Indian

"Brooklyn via Austin, Synth-Pop outfit Neon Indian today unveiled the new video for the widely, well-received single "Mind, Drips". Directed by Lars Larsen, the video features the first-time use of the LZX Visionary - a brand new piece of technology developed by Larsen and his partner Edward Leckie, which manipulates and creates images in the same way a musical synthesizer does for sound. The resulting video is one that compliments the track perfectly, bringing to life the sounds of the song with vibrant colors and imagery.

Hailing from Austin, TX, Larsen is an electronics designer and multimedia artist whose own work focuses on synergistic relationships between technology and subject and the resurrection of forgotten pre-Computer Age technologies. For this music video, Larsen used the new LZX Visionary in the tradition of esoteric video art tools used in the 1970's. All of the visual effects were recorded in real-time using techniques such as abstract pattern synthesis, video feedback, and analog compositing."

Saturday, December 4, 2010

The Soft Moon


The Soft Moon - Breathe The Fire
The Soft Moon - Parallels

With hauntingly, melancholic aesthetics reminiscent of certain early '80s synth acts, the sound of The Soft Moon isn't necessarily breaking any new ground - at least musically - but this lil' gem of a full length is so well put-together that it's a fairly refreshing listen, no matter what it reminds us of. The somewhat dystopian-esque atmospherics (created by the slew of hollow post-punk tones, generous amounts of reverb, a sparse yet driving bass line, and a set of sometimes indistinguishable, yet always unsettling, vocals) establish a slightly ominous, overall sense of foreboding and uneasiness throughout the entire album, and it's for reasons like that that we've been listening to this thing for weeks on end.

The Soft Moon is available courtesy of Captured Tracks

Friday, December 3, 2010

Merchandise


Merchandise - I Locked The Door
Merchandise - What Was Left Behind
Merchandise - Worthless Apology

Oh, hell yeah! This is some dirty lil' rock 'n' roll here! Tampa buds Merchandise recently released their debut LP, (Strange Talks) In The Dark, and we are really feeling its messy/goth/spaced-out arrangements. These guys embrace noise and feedback, and in so, churn out a really smart pop record with a distorted electronic intensity.

(Strange Talks) In The Dark is available via Katora Works

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Charles Bradley


Charles Bradley - The World (Is Going Up In Flames)
Charles Bradley - Lovin You, Baby

Dunham Records - an imprint of Daptone Records - are quickly becoming the modern-day version of Stax, and their upcoming release with vocal powerhouse Charles Bradley would fit right in next to any Soul Classic of the past. An all-star cast of musicians from the Menahan Street Band, Dap-Kings, The Budos Band, Antibalas, El Michels Affair, and Lee Fields and the Expressions back Bradley throughout the entirety of Dreaming.... His gospel-ish belts and irresistible musical spirit are inspiring, while the bone crunching beats and organ-fueled groove have gotten me extremely excited to get 2011 underway.

No Time For Dreaming will be released on January 25th, via Dunham Records

Monday, November 29, 2010

OFF!


OFF! - Darkness
OFF! - Panic Attack
OFF! - Full of Shit

The legacy of the west-coast punk scene completely engulfs this band. Singer Keith Morris was a founding member and original vocalist for Black Flag, and later left to form the Circle Jerks. The heritage doesn't stop there; Dimitri Coats (Burning Brides), Steven McDonald (Redd Kross), and Mario Rubalcaba (Earthless/Hot Snakes/Rocket From the Crypt) flesh out the rest of this uniquely rich musical foursome.

First Four EPs will be released on December 12th, via Vice Records

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Gangrene


Gangrene - Boss Shit
Gangrene - Take Drugs

Joining creative forces under the Gangrene moniker, the collaborative, somewhat dream-team-esque pairing of Stones Throw alum/artist Oh No and producer The Alchemist unite to create a nifty, albeit rightfully strange, lil' concept album. Gutter Water is rife with textured layers of dusty, crackling crate samples, ghostly AM radio voice-overs, and guest spots from a slew of like-minded affiliates (such as Raekwon, Guilty Simpson, MED, Evidence, and more), not to mention the semi-obscure, yet infectious, series of hazy beats set down by both partners in crime. Common themes swirling throughout the disc include violence, disease, decay, and gratuitous drug use, natch.

Gutter Water is available courtesy of Decon Records

Friday, November 26, 2010

Girl Talk


Girl Talk - Oh No
Girl Talk - Triple Double

Do musical genres actually mean anything anymore? Who cares. Melding otherwise groan-worthy "classic" rock tunes (I mean, unless you're a complete douche, how often do you really want to hear an unadulterated Journey song at a club?*), with '80s pop faves, modern day radio-ready hip hop tracks, and everything (everything) else in between, Girl Talk's newest release, All Day is a banger of a mashup mixtape (best listened to as a whole, and it kinda pains us to carve out only a few lil' bits and pieces for preview purposes) that's one long, nostalgic listen, from start to finish.

* Note: All Day does not actually contain a Journey sample. Thank god.

All Day is available in its entirety as a FREE download, courtesy of Illegal Art.
Click HERE to get it

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Robot Koch


Robot Koch - Water and Solutions
Robot Koch - Haunted Landscapes (ft. 1000 Names)

Berlin-based producer Robot Koch released the diverse, glitch-riddled Songs For Trees and Cyborgs full-length back in October, and for real - it's chock full of thumpin' dubstep-influenced tracks, delicious hip hop beats, and overall eclectic, electronic goodness. We've been pumping it out, fairly regular-like (at least at the last few Liquid Jesus ventures), and now that we've actually got a little bit of time to spare, we're giving it a lil' bit of love here on the blog as well. Sound good? Good.

Songs For Trees and Cyborgs is available courtesy of Project: Mooncircle

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Bikini


Bikini - A Cheerleader
Bikini - American Mourning

Sugary NYC duo Bikini have put together a dancy 6-song EP that'll keep your blood pumpin' all throughout these cold winter nights. Synths, electro/808 goodness, and handfuls of sensual quirks that conjure up ballistic nights make this an ipod-shuffler giant!

The RIP JDS EP will be released on November 23rd, via Lefse Records

Monday, November 15, 2010

Liquid Jesus Returns: Tonight!

111510

Feat. Resident Selectors DJ RIG, Colonic & Delach
+ Special Guests: Mes & SowsDef!
Drinks are two for one EVERYTHING. Doors at 10
The Orpheum: 1902 N. Avenue Republica de Cuba • Tampa, FL

Friday, November 12, 2010

Ox Scapula


Ox Scapula - Taking Liberties
Ox Scapula - D.T.

For anyone who might actually appreciate these silly little write-ups (that I'm sure no one reads anyways), this is thundering math rock that's delightfully similar to the post-punk/angular indie-rock-whatever sound heyday of the early/mid-nineties DC/Dischord scene. It's perfect for piquing ex-hardcore-kid interests/sensibilities and stoking post-post-teenage angst (whatever that's called), and perpetuating an already really bad mood, but in a really, really good way, of course.

Hands Out is available, digitally, courtesy of Ox Scapula

Thursday, November 11, 2010

The War On Drugs


The War On Drugs - Baby Missiles

Although it might not seem like it at first, Future Weather is technically an EP, since most of it is semi-bookended by a handful of wandering, wispy, twisting textures of obscure noise tracks... Still, that doesn't stop this disc from packing enough heart and soul and sound into its remaining five "proper" songs, ok? Jangly guitars and a droning organ, a set of sometimes eerily Dylan-esque vocal stylings and a bit of harmonica thrown in the mix - just to liven things up (I mean, who in their right mind can resist a lil' bit of harmonica every now and then, huh?) - the part classic Americana, part experimental folk-pop sounds of The War On Drugs are an infectious listen indeed.

The Future Weather EP is available courtesy of Secretly Canadian

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Lazerbeak


Lazerbeak - Dream Team
Lazerbeak - Salt And Sea

Doomtree producer and collaborator (and member of The Plastic Constellations) Lazerbeak introduced Legend Recognize Legend back at the end of September, but by no means is that gonna keep us from giving it a lil' bit of love here on Liquid Jesus. Straddling genres between the epic apocalyptic rock of The Plastic Constellations and his hip hop beat producer instincts, the result is a debut solo album brimming with lush, intricate beats and multi-instrumentalist-inspired melodies. Yes, it's strange and sometimes seemingly quirky, but it's also oh-so catchy and intriguing at the same time.

Legend Recognize Legend is available courtesy of Doomtree

Friday, November 5, 2010

Free Moral Agents


Free Moral Agents - Six Degrees
Free Moral Agents - Systole

At one point Free Moral Agents was just the quirky side project of Isaiah "Ikey" Owens (keyboardist for the Mars Volta), but these days the Long Beach quintet has polished up a slick new album, Control This, and it feels a lot like something that might've been released in '93, and could easily fit on a cassette mixtape right next to Portishead, My Bloody Valentine, and His Name Is Alive.

Control This is available courtesy of Chocolate Industries

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Maserati


Maserati - We Got The System To Fight The System
Maserati - Oaxaca

Part explosive, shape-shifting experiment in sound and part bittersweet, in memorandum tribute album, (dedicated to the memory of the band's late friend and drummer Jerry Fuchs) - Pyramid Of The Sun is exploratory instrumental outfit Maserati's grand opus, and it's one that's steeped in tragedy, countless directional shifts, and endless, effortless momentum - both literally and figuratively.

Pyramid Of The Sun will be released on November 9th, via Temporary Residence

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Aeroplane


Aeroplane - We Can't Fly
Aeroplane - Fish In The Sky
Aeroplane - London Bridge

European party duo Aeroplane had a bunch of buzz comin' off this year's edition of Coachella. Now the tandem act has seemingly become the solo project of lone-wolf Vito De Luca and is set to release its debut later on this month. Overly-produced, blatantly '80s-centric, bare instrumentals, and at times quite bizarre with the lyrics... yet, I've been rockin' it over and over again... 'cause somewhere in there, the soulful hope, party vibe, slickness is sticking to my lil' slab of guilty-pleasure ribs.

We Can't Fly will be released on November 30th, via Eskimo Recordings

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Zombie Zombie


Zombie Zombie - Halloween Main Theme

Over the last few months Delach has made a habit outta starting off all of his sets with the creeping, hypnotic beats of Zombie Zombie (especially from the wonderfully sci-fi synth-riddled/horror-flick-influenced full length, A Land for Renegades), so it's only appropriate that we now give credit where credit is due. With the new, appropriately titled Zombie Zombie Plays John Carpenter, the experimental Parisian duo - with their minimalist, ever-building beats and the ominous swirlings of electronic bits and pieces - tackle a handful of theme songs from John Carpenter movie scores (Halloween, The Thing, etc...), and in doing so, manages to flawlessly recreate the sense of dread and psychological despair that the director originally established in his classic films.

Zombie Zombie Plays John Carpenter is available via Versatile Records

Friday, October 29, 2010

Diplo Presents: Dubstep


Borgore - Sunset (ft. Diplo)
Diplo - U Don't Like Me (ft. Lil Jon) (Datsik Remix)

Diplo's imprint, Mad Decent, is about to start droppin' a new series of compilations entitled, Blow Your Head. His first incarnation features some brand new, unreleased, and overlooked speaker-blowers that are gonna leave your system in dire need of a reconing.

Blow Your Head - Diplo Presents: Dubstep will be released on November 2nd, courtesy of Mad Decent

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The Suzan


The Suzan - Home

If this hipster Voltron shit wasn't done so well this album and band would piss me off beyond belief and send my already sky-rocketing blood pressure through the friggin' roof. However, Peter Bjorn & John produced and first Fool's Gold rock signing, The Suzan, are really kinda badass! The early word is that this Tokyo based, all girl foursome absolutely crushed at the Yeezy-attended Fool's Gold CMJ Party, which can only mean HYPE! HYPE! HYPE! about this infectious garage-rock ensemble.

Golden Week For The Poco Poco Beat is available via Fool's Gold Records

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Tera Melos


Tera Melos - The Skin Surf
Tera Melos - Westham United

Here's the deal: Tera Melos might be a bit difficult for us to describe, especially with the relentless bombardment of the technical fretboard maneuvers, erratic pummeling of drums, and absolutely break-neck start-and-stop tempo changes - mostly bordering on the delightfully chaotic, albeit momentarily confusing... So, to be fair, none of us are really sure how to approach putting together a write-up that might accurately envelop exactly what's happening throughout Patagonian Rats. All we know is that this one makes us sweat just by listening to it (in a good way, of course), so yeah - we like it a lot.

* For the locals: Tera Melos will be performing on Sunday, November 7th at Crowbar in Ybor City

Patagonian Rats is available via Sargent House

Saturday, October 23, 2010

The Octopus Project


The Octopus Project - Fuguefat
The Octopus Project - Glass Jungle

Experimental, eclectronic (see what I did there?) four-piece The Octopus Project deliver their avant-garde, multi-media live performance project straight to the eagerly awaiting masses with the upcoming Hexadecagon. For those of you who might not major in math, hexadecagon (I admit it - I had to look up the definition) is the geometrical name of a sixteen-sided object, and it just might be the perfect title to describe this album's multi-faceted, auditory explorations and innovative techniques, and ever-changing algorithmic awesomeness.

Hexadecagon will be released on October 26th, via Peek-A-Boo Records

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Rustie


Rustie - Neko

The new EP from beat-maker Rustie, entitled Sunburst, is an eclectic 5-track quickie awash with video game glitches, breakneck hip hop beats, and enough majestic, anthemic twists and turns to stave off even the most restless of listeners. For sure, this one doesn't stand still long enough, even to find one's bearings, let alone getting anywhere near trying to foresee whatever possible direction it might be heading in next.

The Sunburst EP is available courtesy of Warp

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Syl Johnson


Syl Johnson - Different Strokes
Syl Johnson - Concrete Reservation
Syl Johnson - Straight Love No Chaser
Syl Johnson - Fox Hunting On The Weekend

My man Syl Johnson has been at it for over 50 years, been on the same label as James Brown and Al Green, and at this point in his life is seemingly batty as all get-out (see HERE). Having been sampled by TONS of hip hop acts in recent years, Syl's funk/blues sound has been all over Public Enemy, Wu Tang Clan, Michael Jackson, J. Dilla, RJD2, and a whole slew of other artists' records. His steep catalogue, unhinged personality, and legendary track record has led to the upcoming massive release of his entire back catalog of music.

The Syl Johnson: Complete Mythology Box Set is 4 CDs and 6 LPs and is now available, digitally. It will be available in stores on November 9th, via Numero Group

The Gaslamp Killer


The Gaslamp Killer - Fun Over 100

Los Angeles producer, the Gaslamp Killer, also known as the Motherfucking Gaslamp Killer (an alternate moniker in which we wholeheartedly prefer), just released the ominously-titled Death Gate EP, and just as its name might suggest, this five song disc provides yet another (Read what we had to say about the quite excellent My Troubled Mind EP HERE) lil' peek into the bleak and oftentimes very odd world of its creator. Dusty analog sounds and loops abound, and the result is a swanky, sample-induced menagerie of off-kilter, spine-tingling weirdness.

The Death Gate EP is available courtesy of Brainfeeder

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Liquid Jesus MixTape 01:04


LIQUID JESUS - MixTape 01:04

Most of this month's MixTape pretty much came directly outta lil' bits and pieces of Delach's setlist from the School of Seven Bells/Active Child show a few nights ago, and most of it was recorded live and then cobbled together at the last minute… So… please, please, please disregard any hiccups or irregularities (Pssst… we were drinking) you might run across. Full tracklist is available after the jump. Enjoy.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Caribou Vibration Ensemble


Caribou Vibration Ensemble - Sandy

Look, we're just gonna go ahead and cater to some of the local peeps to get 'em all juiced up for the Caribou show on Sunday night at Crowbar in Ybor City. Cool? But posting just plain old Caribou would be kinda expected, I guess, and by now I'm sure just about everyone's heard the beautiful and breathtaking Swim, so fuck it - here's Caribou Vibration Ensemble (Dan Snaith's 15-piece live collaboration project - featuring Four Tet, Koushik, members of Born Ruffians, and Marshall Allen, plus more - that exclusively performed at the 2009 All Tomorrow's Parties festival in NYC) instead. Excited yet? See you at the show, lil' buddies.

Caribou Vibration Ensemble is available ONLY at live events, courtesy of Caribou

Caribou: Sunday Night!

Caribou

We know some folks who are downright hot and bothered and on the verge of dying with anticipation for this one, but we're not really gonna judge 'cause we're pretty excited about it as well. Wowzers! If you're not out and about for this one, then please don't bother showing your face around town for a long, long time, ok?

Caribou + Special Guests
Doors at 8:00 • $12/15 • All Ages
Crowbar: 1812 N. 17th St. • Tampa, FL

Thursday, October 14, 2010

School of Seven Bells & Active Child: Tonight!

SVIIB

Just a reminder that RIG and Delach (plus RIG's lovely wife, Mollie Sue) will be playing music at the School of Seven Bells/Active Child show, tonight at Crowbar in Ybor City, and as always, we're encouraging local peeps to come on out and join us. In case you might need a lil' bit of motivation, here's what we've had to say about School of Seven Bells and Active Child (HERE and HERE, respectively) in the past. See you tonight!

School of Seven Bells & Active Child + Special Guests
Doors at 9:00 • $7/10 • 18+
Crowbar: 1812 N. 17th St. • Tampa, FL

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Busdriver


Busdriver - Computer Cooties
Busdriver - Encyclopedia Wand
Busdriver - Unibrow (ft. Free The Robots)

Busdriver has a well-warranted reputation for oddball rhymes spit out at alarming speeds, and for his almost over-eager participation in quirky collaborations, and the brand new Computer Cooties is a fairly decent example of his rampant, over-the-top braggadocio and weirdo, albeit endearing, endeavors. This remix collection features some serious collab production skills of like-minded friends (Daedelus, Free The Robots, Flying Lotus, and others), as well as a few more familiar beats (ala Wolf Parade, Holy Fuck, and others), and it's all meant to celebrate the brand new Busdriver web page, so be very sure to check it out.

Computer Cooties is available in its entirety as a FREE download, courtesy of Busdriver. Click HERE to get it

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Small Black


Small Black - Search Party
Small Black - Photojournalist

Bedroom-esque and gauzy, slightly lo-fi and subtly textured with all sorts of goodness, the upcoming Small Black full-length, New Chain, is a sleepy lil' disc that defies definition, yet remains immediately accessible/enjoyable at the same time. The accompanying one-sheet touts the album as a "delirious smudging of the lines between melancholy and nostalgia, tension and celebration, unabashed pop music and experimentation," and that sounds pretty good to us, considering it's more eloquent and fitting a description than anything else we'd probably come up with.

New Chain will be released on October 26th, courtesy of Jagjaguwar

Monday, October 11, 2010

He's My Brother, She's My Sister


He's My Brother She's My Sister - How'm I Gonna Get Back Home
He's My Brother She's My Sister - Coattails

Silly little tunes like these make my day! He's My Brother, She's My Sister have been on the Film Festival circuit; playing Sundance, Manimal Vinyl, Karlovy Vary International and a few others, and the cellist is one of the ex's in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, odd! Anyways, these jigs feel completely appropriate considering we, A.) Rarely know how we're getting home, B.) Are complete suckers for sexy front women, and C.) Simply bust over alleyway rhythms and drunk dancing!

The He's My Brother, She's My Sister EP is available via Bandcamp

Friday, October 8, 2010

Black Heart Procession


Black Heart Procession - Blank Page

Black Heart Procession and their noir ballads of lust/distrust and existential doubt never fail to completely impress the hell outta us (and we're especially impressed with the experimental elements - ala the band's last release, Six - amidst the patented, seductive darkness and ominous piano and brooding atmospherics, plus the very healthy dose of eclectic remixed tracks, courtesy of Lee "Scratch" Perry, Eluvium, and others…), and in case you had any doubts, Blood Bunny / Black Rabbit is no exception.

Blood Bunny / Black Rabbit will be released on October 12th, courtesy of Temporary Residence Ltd.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Lorn


Lorn - None An Island (Radio Edit)

Look, None An Island contains more of those dark, apocalyptic-skewed beats and menacing-esque aesthetics found in past Lorn releases, but really - other than that, what would you expect us to say that we haven't said before? If you've been paying attention, then you can probably fill in those blanks easy enough, but if not, then go ahead and take a gander over HERE and HERE, and try a little harder to keep up next time.

The None An Island EP is available courtesy of Brainfeeder

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Dark Dark Horse


LINKS REMOVED

We discovered the gorgeous, minimalist electronic pop of Dark Dark Horse while snooping around on the internet one afternoon and as difficult as it was for us to finally find 'em, we're really glad that we did. We really don't know too much about the band, aside from the random info on their web page, but what we do know is that their music is pretty goddamned beautiful and easy to drink (or fuck) to, and we're already eagerly awaiting more of it.

More about Dark Dark Horse HERE

Monday, October 4, 2010

Yeasayer & Washed Out: Tonight!

Yeasayer

Man, we've all been waiting several months for this one, and it should be a no-brainer, but yeah - just in case you might not have heard, critically acclaimed, experimental dance pop/psych rock extraordinaires Yeasayer (check out their already-classic Paris Metro Take Away Show performance HERE, if you're so inclined) is performing tonight with the equally impressive Washed Out at the State Theatre in St. Petersburg, and we're highly encouraging/recommending pretty much everyone in the Tampa Bay area to get their asses up and out to the show. We've been told that tickets are still available at the door (though we're not sure how long that will last) so there's no fucking excuse to miss out.

Yeasayer & Washed Out
Doors at 8:00 • $15/18 • All Ages
State Theatre: 687 Central Ave. • St. Petersburg, FL

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Flying Lotus


Flying Lotus - Camera Day

Hot off the heels of (and only a few months since) the release of the magnificent and absurdly weirdo-rific Cosmogramma full-length, Flying Lotus decided to grace the world with yet another 7 tracks of glitch-riddled, 8-bit-inspired, abstract goodness, ie: the Pattern+Grid World EP. This kind of impromptu, semi-surprise release always gets our hearts a-flutterin', especially when we know it'll be kinda mind-blowing and completely bewildering to the average civilian that might wander in expecting the same overplayed nonsense they can pretty much hear everywhere else they go.

Pattern+Grid World is available courtesy of Warp

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Holy Sons


Holy Sons - Payoff
Holy Sons - Look Of Pain!

The aching/cursed tunes on Holy Sons' (aka solo project of Om/Grails drummer Emil Amos) Survivalist Tales are extremely daunting and autumnal. This album, combined with the slight change in weather, has gotten me opening up the windows and dousing my spirits with, um, even more spirits!

Survivalist Tales will be released on October 12th, via Partisan Records

Friday, October 1, 2010

Games


Games - Planet Party
Games - Shadows In Bloom

This Brooklyn duo made up of Joel Ford from Tigercity, and Daniel Lopatin - the mastermind behind Oneohtrix Point Never - have cranked out a 4 song EP with two remix jams for their upcoming debut, That We Can Play. "Games is glitch music inspired by 70’s tape cutup master Teo Macero. They are obsessed with 80’s MIDIfunk innovators such as The System and Marcus Miller as much as ubiquitous Italo disco jams and heat damaged DJ Premier mixtapes."

That We Can Play will be released on November 2nd, via Hippos In Tanks

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Shad

Ya know, I dunno what the other Liquid Jesus dudes are going to say about me putting up a video, but I saw this and I had to post it! Shit's rawwwwwww!

TSOL will be released on October 5th, via DECON RECORDS

Miami Horror


Miami Horror - Holidays
Miami Horror - Summersun

Crafting sugary-sweet electro-pop that hinges on a seriously heavy disco vibe, Australian act Miami Horror puts the ants in my proverbial pants, man, and in a dead-on, no holds barred, dance-floor banger kinda way... These pop tracks need to do a switch over from semi-obscure, nerdy music enthusiast's collection to the nearest dance party, and fuckin' all quickly-like, 'cause they'd fit right in 'mongst (and probably even overshadow) the hackneyed, bullshit pop songs that all the douchebags always want to hear on, say, Saturday nights everywhere.

Illumination is available courtesy of Miami Horror

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Deerhunter


LINKS REMOVED

When Deerhunter announced the then-impending release of its fourth full-length, Halcyon Digest, it created quite a stir amongst its adoring fan base who seem to be ever hungry for more and more from this prolific, Atlanta-based quartet. The album itself is a beautiful collection of songs steeped in gorgeous textures and melodies of indie-rock nostalgia, and the project as a whole is just as admirable for its stark, visual prowess (it's probably no secret that we absolutely love that gritty, xeroxed aesthetic), as it is for its diverse musical ingenuity.

Halcyon Digest will be released on September 28th, via 4AD and Deerhunter

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Kids of 88


Kids of 88 - Ribbons Of Light
Kids of 88 - Just A Little Bit

While Kids of 88 (as well new found faves, The Naked and Famous) may be somewhat confined to their own lil' remote corner of the southern hemisphere for now, it's only a matter of time before the whole world starts paying attention - all serious-like - to these talented New Zealanders and their undeniably catchy, new-wavey synth stylings that make it almost too easy to get down and real dirty to. And who doesn't like to get down and dirty, eh? The sooner the better, at least as far as I'm concerned.

Sugarpills is available courtesy of Kids of 88