Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Year's Eve w/ Poetry N Lotion: Tonight!

NYE

Tonight! Swing by the world (in)famous Crowbar in Ybor City for a seriously quirky, fun-as-fuck way to ring in 2012. For reals - what better way to escape the dreadful amateur-hour festivities everywhere else, than to hang with the PnL boys while they perform Devo's decidedly oddball masterpiece, Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!, from front to back. A few of us from the Liquid Jesus crew will be playing music all night long, so come on out and prepare yourself for some surprise (ie: sloppy) midnight kisses.

New Year's Eve w/ Poetry N Lotion + more
Doors at 9 • FREE!
Crowbar: 1812 N. 17th St. • Tampa, FL

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Blu & Exile


Blu & Exile - The Only One
Blu & Exile - Everybody Nose (ft. Johaz & Fashawn)

Following up on their acclaimed Below The Heavens full length, collaborative MC/producer duo Blu & Exile dropped the previously unreleased Give Me My Flowers While I Can Smell Them a week or so ago, reintroducing the world to more of their dope, quirky/catchy/creative sample/rhyme combos, and thrilling the fuck outta hip hop and beat enthusiasts everywhere, I'm sure.

Give Me My Flowers While I Can Smell Them is available HERE

Friday, December 23, 2011

Brasstronaut


Brasstronaut - Opportunity

Um, swoon! Look, we absolutely adore Brasstronaut and fell hard for the brilliant/beautiful Mt. Chimaera masterpiece full-length when it was released a couple years ago. Since then, we've been waiting with bated breath for another offering from this eclectic, difficult-to-describe jazz-influenced sextet - so when the Opportunity EP finally appeared we almost didn't know what to do with ourselves. For real. Think gorgeous, highly infectious, diverse and spacey orchestral-quality arrangements created with lotsa horns, percussion, and upright bass.

The Opportunity EP is available as a FREE download, courtesy of Brasstronaut. Click HERE to get it.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

The Weeknd


The Weeknd - Montreal
The Weeknd - Same Old Song

The highly anticipated, third and final installment of The Weeknd's baby-makin' mixtape trilogy (see HERE and HERE to catch up on just how much we slobbered over the first two), Echoes Of Silence features more of the acclaimed Toronto-based R&B wizard's signature, soulful sound. Get dirty.

Echoes Of Silence is available in its entirety as a FREE download, courtesy of The Weeknd. Click HERE to get it.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Top Girls


Top Girls - Rayanne
Top Girls - Urban Legend

In the past we've put some serious thought into the possibility of making facial hair mandatory among all the dudes in the Liquid Jesus circle, but we don't need to worry about that any longer - especially now that DarrellDarrell's sprouted a sexy 'stache to match his dirty, dirty demeanor. The new We Will Rise EP by swanky, soulful NC act Top Girls seems like appropriate soundtrack to mark the occasion, with its silky-smooth, drug-induced after-party style fog and surprisingly delicious low-end and heavy beats tossed in for good measure.

We Will Rise is available courtesy of Top Girls

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Flosstradamus


Flosstradamus - From The Back (ft. Danny Brown)

"Jubilation is the name of a long gone nightclub in the south suburbs outside Chicago that gave teenage partygoers their first taste of the ’90s ghetto house tracks that would soon morph into juke and footwork. So its more than appropriate that Flosstradamus take that title for their brand new EP, where the Chitown DJ duo of J2K (Josh Young) and Autobot (Curt Cameruci) use the hyperactive drums and booming sub bass sonics of juke as a jumping off point for new school dancefloor sounds of their very own."

Jubilation is available courtesy of Fools Gold

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Coliseum


Coliseum - Waiting (Too Late)
Coliseum - The Fiery Eye

With seven (mostly) active members on our lil' Liquid Jesus team (plus a handful of in-the-know affiliates and buddies), I think it's safe to say that we've got a fairly diverse collective taste in music... I mean, jeez - have you wandered your way through any of our PLAYLISTS lately? Coliseum and their new, mostly J. Robbins-produced Parasites EP is one of those searing, anti-anthemic, no-holds-barred releases that let us get back to our punk roots for a bit - to which I, for one, am always whole-heartedly willing.

The Parasites EP is available courtesy of Temporary Residence Ltd.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Skull Tape


Skull Tape - Fable Of The Bees
Skull Tape - Trans Anthro

Seeing as how it was released early in the year, and with relatively little recognition, it seems that The Invisible Hand And The Descent Of Man full-length has slipped under the radar for, I think, pretty much everyone… which is a shame, since Skull Tape is a slightly altered reincarnation of the inimitable Mae Shi - and that warrants a real big holy shit! from us, obviously. This thing is energetic as hell and cheerful to a fault, with lotsa anthemic sing-along tracks (plenty of "whoa-ohs" and "ooh-ahs" spread throughout), but be warned - there are also some surprisingly dark, devilish lyrics/themes swirling amongst the sugary-sweet pop hooks and dance beats. Which is right up our alley, of course.

The Invisible Hand And The Descent Of Man is available via LA's Fine

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

CYNE


CYNE - Enter Killmore
CYNE - An Introspection

Only six tracks from G-ville cyber hip hop outfit CYNE on this brand new lil' release, but don't let that number fool you into thinking that the beat-erific Wasteland Volume One is some kind of quickie EP... 'Cause this album (technically a mixtape) is actually a lengthy collection of tunes - chock full of eclectic, turn-on-a-dime style song snippets, and bookended by some dope sci-fi rhymeage + bouncy beats.

Wasteland Volume One is available courtesy of Hometapes

Monday, December 12, 2011

The Marshmallow Ghosts


The Marshmallow Ghosts - The Hearse Song
The Marshmallow Ghosts - Wait For The Day

Our main man Andrew from the Bricks turned us all on to the Marshmallow Ghosts a week or so ago, out of a mutual appreciation (obsession) of anything Graveface or BMSR-related, and we gotta say it - the whimsical, infectious, kinda creepy goodness on the self-titled Marshmallow Ghosts full-length (and accompanying Corpse Reviver No. 2 music video) hits all of the right spots, natch.

The Marshmallow Ghosts is available courtesy of Graveface Records

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Headless Horseman


Headless Horseman - Wavlngth
Headless Horseman - 1CHRD (Blackbird Blackbird remix)

The breezy/whimsical Headless Horseman duo does us all a solid by taking their singles and one-offs and remixes (which were previously just floating around, all willy-nilly like on the internet) and compiling everything into an easy-to-digest, honest-to-god, real collection of tracks - so while HDLSS isn't quite a proper album, so to speak, we think this one-stop-shop style makes it a lil' easier to get a grasp on all the poppy goodness found within.

HDLSS is available courtesy of Headless Horseman

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Eccentric Soul: The Nickel & Penny Labels


Voices - Fall In Love Again
South Shore Commission - You Got Me Hummin'
Little Ben & the Cheers - I'm Gonna Get Even With You

It's a comp based around Richard Pegue, a 40-year career disc-jockey with a legendary knowledge of soul, who helmed the Nickel & Penny record labels of Chicago. Numero uncovered a huge trove of long-unheard sides amongst the 25,000 records in Pegue’s basement, which paved the way for this compilation.

Eccentric Soul: The Nickel & Penny Labels is available courtesy of Numero Group

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Hellfyre Club Presents: Veneris Nigrum


KAIL - Archimedes
Nocando - Hollywood

Hellfyre Club released the dope Veneris Nigrum compilation as a free download last week in response to, and as a subtle, kinda smirky "fuck off" towards the consumerism culture of Black Friday... hence the name, duh. This thing features a sampling of the imprint's current roster (think Nocando, KAIL, Open Mike Eagle, Subtitle, and more) and rattles the fuck outta my windows when the volume's cranked up loud. No purchase necessary.

Veneris Nigrum is available in its entirety as a FREE download, courtesy of Hellfyre Club. Click HERE to get it.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Suuns


Suuns - Red Song

I opened up at the Bricks last night with the b-side to this lil' EP and truth be told - it didn't go over very well, to say the least, with all the out of towner skate peeps (who, predictably, I guess, don't seem to share my enthusiasm for the hypnotic, throbbing drone of low end coupled with weirdo, minimal instrumental effects and haunting vocals). Who'd have thunk it? Seems that some people still need a lesson or two in "things don't need to make sense all the time."

Bambi b/w Red Song is available courtesy of Secretly Canadian

Thursday, December 1, 2011

The Black Keys


LINKS REMOVED

Finally. Blues rock maestros The Black Keys return with El Camino, the highly, highly anticipated (at least around these parts) follow-up to the Liquid Jesus top fave album, Brothers, and this motherfucker boasts a whole hell of a lotta more hand-clappin', foot-tappin', booty-shakin', shit-kickin', cocksure rock 'n' roll, and I can't help but shake my moneymaker (and shake it hard) during every single listen. Goddamn.

El Camino will be released on December 6th, courtesy of Nonesuch

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Onra


Onra - The Arrival
Onra - Words Of Encouragement
Onra - Through The Flesh

Onra follows up on the original Chinoiseries collection with this full-length sequel packed full of a ton more short-but-sweet hip hop beat snippets featuring all of those pops and crackles, dusty samples, and loops and bloops that you might expect, plus more.

Chinoiseries Pt. 2 is available courtesy of All City Records

Saturday, November 26, 2011

65daysofstatic


65daysofstatic - Space Montage
65daysofstatic - Cosmic Wind

This ambitious, fan-funded, sci-fi soundtrack-based full-length by eclectic anything-goes-rockers 65daysofstatic will surely tickle the fancy of anyone who digs like-minded atmospheric acts such as Explosions In The Sky or This Will Destroy You. So yeah, expect lotsa orchestral highs and lows, lulls and crashes, and other almost-otherworldly melodies in this opus-esque collection of tracks.

Silent Running is available courtesy of 65daysofstatic

Generationals


Generationals - Tell Me Now
Generationals - Greenleaf

Considering how often Generationals show up on Liquid Jesus playlists, I think it's almost a lil' bit criminal that we haven't publicly announced our affection for the New Orleans-based indie-pop duo and their bouncy, sugary-sweet tunes - so we're digging into the digital crates to finally shout out the Actor-Caster full-length (which we somehow forgot to get to the first time around). You might've already hipped yourself to them by now - but, if not - think infectious, '60s-influenced dream-pop with an electronic-tinged finish, complete with obligatory catchy guitar hooks, handclaps, and sweaty, sing-along-style vocals.

Actor-Caster is available courtesy of Park The Van

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Liquid Jesus MixTape 02:05


LIQUID JESUS - MixTape 02:05

Cobbled together, all bleary-eyed, late-night, because-I-can't-ever-get-any-sleep-when-I-want-to-so-fuck-it style - here's another MixTape - and it's just in time for the official Liquid Jesus opening-night/party at our favorite lil' bar/restaurant/coffee-shop, ie: The Bricks of Ybor. Thanksgiving night, duh. Don't miss it. Full tracklist is available after the jump. Enjoy.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Salem


Salem - I'm Still In The Night

This last minute, unannounced addendum EP to 2010's King Night full-length is just as creepy and head-scratchingly bizarre as its predecessor, but don't let that stop you from diving into it all face-first like. You'll either fall head over heels for the droning, bass-riddled weirdo-rific-ness, or go completely mad attempting to wrap your lil' head around it.

I'm Still In The Night is available courtesy of IAMSOUND

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Doomtree


Doomtree - No Way
Doomtree - The Grand Experiment

I'm pretty sure we've mentioned interest in at least a handful of Doomtree-related projects in the past (HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE), but after a few days of bumpin' the bouncy, strangely anthemic and fierce-as-fuck No Kings collaboration full-length/manifesto (featuring contributions from the entire Doomtree collective), I think it's safe to finally go public with our very real love affair with these Minneapolis-based hip hop innovators.

No Kings will be released on November 22nd, courtesy of Doomtree

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Russian Circles


Russian Circles - Mlàdek

You'll probably never hear us play Russian Circles while we're out and about (except for, maybe, at last week's Melt Banana show), 'cause no matter how much we're diggin' on the visceral progression of crushing chords and booming percussion on the grandiose and soaring Empros, it's pretty impossible to listen to the thing without flailing around and spilling our adult beverages all over ourselves and each other. Yeah, it's that good.

Empros is available via Sargent House

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Eyeznpowa


Eyeznpowa - Birds Come Down
Eyeznpowa - Madcity
Eyeznpowa - Avasong
Eyeznpowa - They Found Us

This dude's been killin' us for a while with subject matter that fits comfortably into our sweet spot of drugs, women, sharp tongues, drinking, and general hobo antics. Tampa's own Eyeznpowa is head and shoulders above the majority of the "underground" or "indie" MCs out floating thru the mid-major indie labels... kinda like the Ray Lewis of the rap game.

The DucTape Chronicles is available in its entirety as a FREE download, courtesy of Eyeznpowa. Click HERE to get it.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Blouse


Blouse - Time Travel
Blouse - Into Black

When it comes down to the new self-titled Blouse full-length, Delach would probably say, "think savory, lo-fi pop tunes that make all of us swoon in a delicious-esque type fashion..." On the other hand, lil' buddy Darrell Darrell has been cultivating a somewhat risqué, almost-adult-style, sexy-time relationship with Blouse that far surpasses any random, budding, big-boy crush, and thus has put it much more succinctly by saying, "this album is legit as fuck." For reals.

Blouse is available courtesy of Captured Tracks

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Melt Banana: Tonight!

Melt Banana

Tonight! Japanese noise-sters Melt Banana will be, er... melting some faces with their chaotic, eclectic, turn-on-a-dime brand of frenzied apocalyptic-core... and if Delach can somehow get over his skull-crushing, debilitating sinus infection, he just might be there to sling out some equally appropriate (ie: loud as fuck) tunes in between sets... so come on out for a super-dooper noisy evening. You won't regret it. Just don't forget your earplugs.

Melt Banana + Devout & Skeleton Warrior
Doors at 8 • $12/14 • All Ages!
Crowbar: 1812 N. 17th St. • Tampa, FL

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Teebs


Teebs - Just The Yellow Bits
Teebs - Cook, Clean, Pay The Rent (New House Version)

Well, lookee here. Brainfeeder beat-maker alum Teebs has tossed together a shimmering miscellany of airy, looped-beat experimental tracks, and appropriately dubbed it Collections 01. Gorgeous and dreamy (and maybe a lil' bit too weird and atmospheric for some of y'all), it's been a real nice late-night listen to chill out to, and it's got rather nice artwork, to boot. Have at it.

Collections 01 is available courtesy of Brainfeeder

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Phantogram


Phantogram - Don't Move

Colonic was supposed to do this lil' write-up on the new Phantogram release, but, uh... he didn't, so fuck it - here's the newish Nightlife EP courtesy of the swanky, synthy, electro-pop duo. We were really anticipating this follow-up, especially after fallin' hard for last year's Eyelid Movies full-length, and boy - the only let-down on this one is that it's a too-short, six-track cock-tease of a release that's already leaving us hungry for more.

Nightlife is available courtesy of Barsuk

Saturday, November 5, 2011

The Soft Moon


The Soft Moon - Repetition

Following up on The Soft Moon debut full-length, the quickie Total Decay EP delves even deeper into the dark and ominous sonic territories that its predecessor firmly established standards for. This one is yet another bleak (ie: catchy and creeping), nightmarish addendum to a catalogue of sounds already chock full of nihilism, uneasiness, and angst.

Want more? Check out the video for Total Decay, available after the jump.

The Total Decay EP is available courtesy of Captured Tracks

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Liquid Jesus Returns: Thursdays at The Bricks!

Bricks

We're gonna try something a little bit different for a while - and what better way to change our game than by teaming up with the world famous Skatepark of Tampa and their very own, soon-to-be world famous bar/restaurant/coffee-shop? Crazy, huh? That's what we thought, too. So make sure to swing by The Bricks of Ybor every Thursday night (starting tonight!) where an a la carte line-up from the Liquid Jesus roster will be tossin' out the drinking songs while sipping half-price martinis and swillin' some whiskey on the side.

1/2 price specialty Martinis
$5 Jameson anythings

Every Thursday: Liquid Jesus at The Bricks of Ybor
Doors at 9:00 • NO COVER • 18+
The Bricks of Ybor: 1327 E. 7th Ave. • Ybor City

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

AM & Shawn Lee


AM & Shawn Lee - Dark Into Light
AM & Shawn Lee - Somebody Like You

This pot muffin's got me in a daze so... “AM’s easy-going inventiveness makes for a tropical-flavoured smoothie, including pan-Latin rhythms, high pitched soul crooning, psych grooves, filmic atmospheres, and rumbling dub effects” and for more laziness... “inherent feel for unadulterated soul vibes and funk tempos filtered through ’70s soundtracks."

Celestial Electric is available courtesy of ESL Music

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Surfer Blood


Surfer Blood - Miranda

You know you want it. Hell, from the overly ecstatic, sweaty, alcohol-drenched, 'oh-hell-yeah,' fever-pitch-esque enthusiasm shown by the local peeps while waiting for and watching Surfer Blood when they performed a month or so ago, I know you want it. I know you need it.

Tarot Classics is available courtesy of Kanine Records

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Memoryhouse & No Milk: Tonight!


Escape the Guavaween madness by heading over to Seminole Height’s greatest pizzeria to see Sub Pop signees, Memoryhouse, in one of the most unique settings for a live show. Their online-only debut EP – The Years – made them blogosphere darlings and caught the attention of Seattle’s most prestigious imprint, but the physical reissue of the effort features two new songs – “Modern Normal” and “Quiet America” – which find singer Denise Nouvion continuing to expand on the band’s penchant for crafting hauntingly beautiful songs built on top of bandmate Evan Abeele’s downtempo, airy production.

Brigid Oxhorn also uses a myriad of keyboards, knobs, and pedals to create the sonic canvases that she eventually paints with her voice, but Oxhorn – who performs under the moniker Oxhorn – isn’t scared to incorporate drum loops into songs like “Collecting Vapors,” “Demon Days,” and “Hey” which make her sound come off like a more danceable, less-melodramatic Julianna Barwick.

Memoryhouse + No Milk
Doors at 10:00 • $10 • All Ages!
Cappy's Pizzeria: 4910 N Florida Ave - Seminole Heights • Tampa, FL

Friday, October 28, 2011

The Golden Filter


The Golden Filter - Mother

Our ears tend to perk up at any rumblings of new material by electronic pop act The Golden Filter - especially when it's odd enough a project to satisfy our weirdo tastes - so consider our interests piqued. Released as a soundtrack to the collab short film by the same name (directed by Kristoffer Borgli), Syndromes has got a handful of dark and haunting numbers, plus a few eclectic-er tracks for those of you who are a bit more adventurous and open-minded. Dig it.

Want more? Check out the Syndromes short film, available after the jump.

Syndromes is available courtesy of Perfectly Isolated and The Golden Filter

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Little Dragon & Tycho: Tonight!


Regulars probably won't be too surprised to hear just how excited we all are about this one. Hell, I think half the town is amped up about tonight. I mean, c'mon! The combination of the quirky, sexy-sweet Little Dragon sound plus the swirling atmospherics of Tycho is a combination much like peanut-butter and chocolate, and this one is just as tasty.

Little Dragon & Tycho + [The] Soft Rock Renegades
Doors at 8:00 • $15/17 • All Ages!
Crowbar: 1812 N. 17th St. • Tampa, FL

Monday, October 24, 2011

VibeSquaD


VibeSquaD - Shine

Been diggin' on these tracks too much these days not to shout out VibeSquaD and the 7-track Orphan Alien pt.1, so let me be perfectly clear when I say this, 'cause it's kinda important: OH. FUCK. YES! Featuring crunchy, bouncy bass, coupled with dirty-dirty synth and pounding, in-your-face whomp-whomp-whomps, plus enough digital bleeps and bloops to hit all of those sweet spots - this one leaves me slobbering for more after every single listen.

Orphan Alien pt. 1 is available courtesy of VibeSquaD

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Justice


Justice - Civilization
Justice - Helix

Well, look at this. After a four year hiatus, Justice finally returns with a slight, bizarro change in sound that effectively melds galloping, arena-rock-esque riffage with the bloopy, crunchy, electronic dance-floor bangers that you might expect to hear from the eclectic Parisian duo... and they're surprisingly successful at it, too.

Audio, Video, Disco will be released on October 25th, via Ed Banger

Friday, October 21, 2011

Tycho


Tycho - Hours
Tycho - Epigram

Goddamn, this is a gorgeous release. Intricate, textured, multi-dimensional waves of beat and melody, and swirling instrumental atmospherics galore on Dive, courtesy of electro/synth wizard Tycho... I mean it - this thing as a whole is absolutely gorgeous, with its slew of shimmering, otherworldly soundscapes that tend to recall a warm summer day or a hazy, blissed-out evening helped along by a fifth of vodka and a couple muscle relaxers.

Highly recommended, obviously.

* For the locals: Tycho will be performing on Tuesday, October 25th at Crowbar in Ybor City, with Little Dragon

Dive will be released on November 15th, courtesy of Ghostly International

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Bleeding Knees Club


Bleeding Knees Club - Teenage Girls

Snotty lil' lo-fi Aussie buggers Bleeding Knees Club just dropped a punk-infused garage rock party EP titled, Virginity. Six songs full of super-catchy, immature, sweaty jams that'll have any basement show knocking the dust off them grubby curtains!

Virginity is available courtesy of IAMSOUND

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Celista


Celista - Warm Autumn

We found this gem of an EP, by chance, while wandering around on the internet, and it only took one quick listen to fall head over heels for Celista's experimental organic arrangements and upbeat melodies. Recommended for anyone who's interested in spacing out to some seriously dreamy and hypnotic hymns, or bobbing their head to a warm and fuzzy batch of beats.

The Celista EP is available in its entirety as a FREE download, courtesy of Celista. Click HERE to get it.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Icebird


Icebird - Charmed Life
Icebird - Going And Going. And Going

RJD2 teams up with Aaron Livingston on yet another strange and genre-defying side-project/collaboration (dubbed Icebird) that showcases the beat-maker's penchant towards musical experimentation and toying around with some serious stylistic shifts. For real - if you're heading into this assuming what to expect based on a back-catalogue, then you're in for a surprise. Still, The Abandoned Melody is dripping in a psychedelic funk/soul-tinged haze, and it's a perfect feel-good soundtrack to listen to while dancing alone in your underwear after a week-long session of feeling sorry for yourself. Hypothetically speaking, of course.

The Abandoned Melody is available courtesy of RJ's Electrical Connections

Friday, October 14, 2011

Robot Koch


Robot Koch - Heal
Robot Koch - Midnight On The Moon

We've said a few kind words about Robot Koch in the past, so if you've been paying any attention at all, you'll know that we kinda dig on this Berlin producer and his style of haunting electronic melodies and dark, infectious beats. The overall mood of The Other Side is a bit shifted and subdued from last year's weirdo Songs For Trees and Cyborgs full-length, but don't take a pass on this one - 'cause this delicious and dreamy collaborative-laden effort should not be overlooked.

Want more? Check out the video for Glassdrops, available after the jump.

The Other Side is available courtesy of Project: Mooncircle

Thursday, October 13, 2011

People Under The Stairs


People Under The Stairs - Selfish Destruction
People Under The Stairs - Left Foot, Right Foot

Indie hip hop duo People Under The Stairs births another fantastic album full of breezy beats and party anthems for your listening pleasure, ie: Highlighter. This one is just as catchy and nostalgia-invoking as previous PUTS efforts... which means it's quite fun and refreshing in its retro-rific, b-boy, dusty-vinyl, looped-beat throwback sound. So take advantage of what's left of the summer and crank it loud while you crack a couple cans and throw some meat on the grill.

Highlighter is available courtesy of Piecelock 70

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Murs


Murs - 67 Cutless
Murs - Life And Time (ft. AB-Soul and O.C.)

Seriously, people - after watching an enthusiastic Murs (backed by Ski Beatz, natch) perform last Wednesday to a half-filled room (c'mon! … only half?), I'd say it's prolly about time to shout out the upcoming collaborative Love And Rockets full-length, 'cause you folks seem to be in serious need of a schoolin' or two. Hip hop done properly, with straight-forward and oftentimes humorous/intriguing lyrics accompanied by some dope beats to boot… this is an album that wholly deserves your attention, ok? Unless, of course, you'd rather stay at home doing nothing.

Want more? Check out the video for Remember 2 Forget, available after the jump.

Love And Rockets vol. 1: The Transformation will be released on October 11th, via DD172/BluRoc Records

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Future Islands


Future Islands - Close To None
Future Islands - Balance

Liquid Jesus husband/wife duo RIG and Mollie have done a really good job at getting the rest of us hooked on Future Islands, and they both seem to have excellent taste in music, so we're showing a lil' bit of love for the brand new On The Water full length... and with its crooning vocals and poetic lyrics backed by romantic synth melodies, we figure a few of y'all will appreciate it as well.

On The Water will be released on October 11th, via Thrill Jockey

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Rustie


Rustie - Hover Traps
Rustie - Cry Flames

We talked up Rustie's quickie Sunburst EP around this time last year, and now that there's an entire full-length of those synth-riddled, 8-bit electronic-beat bangers available, we couldn't possibly be happier. Itchin' for a swirling, complex sonic maze of ferocious video-game-soundtrack-esque mini-opuses and turn-on-a-dime beats to sink your eclectic-lovin' teeth into? Glass Swords is just that, and more.

Glass Swords will be released on October 11th, courtesy of Warp

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

TV Girl


TV Girl - Baby You Were There

Maybe I'm stuck in my head a lil' too much, or maybe I've done too many drugs tonight... BUT, this jam has got me going. Most of the TV Girl songs give me that reaction. Dunno... too much of a fiend?

More about TV Girl HERE

Monday, October 3, 2011

Gauntlet Hair


Gauntlet Hair - Keep Time
Gauntlet Hair - Mop It Up

Distorted (and often delightfully disorienting) indie-pop with lotsa noisy reverb and extra fuzz to accompany its many surprisingly breezy and joyous sing-a-long-styled melodies. Here's a suggestion: listen to this one with a pint or two of your favorite adult beverage while enjoying this sudden spate of beautiful weather that's happened upon us. You won't regret it.

Gauntlet Hair will be released on October 18th, courtesy of Dead Oceans

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Radical Face


Radical Face - A Pound Of Flesh
Radical Face - Black Eyes

North Florida native-son Ben Cooper, ie: Radical Face, crafts beautiful/delicate pop songs with mucho melodies and insightful themes - admittedly not the best to drink to (unless it's in a nostalgic setting, all ghost-of-your-former-self style) - but it's still something we're not gonna pass up on... especially after falling in love with the breathtakingly sublime Ghost full-length* a few years back. The Roots is the first release in the impending Family Tree trilogy, and if you pay close attention, you'll notice a series of common conceptual narratives swirling amidst all of the plunking piano and strings and breathless, whispering choruses.

* Be sure to check out the equally enchanting video for Welcome Home from said release, available after the jump.

The Family Tree: The Roots will be released on October 4th, via Radical Face

Thursday, September 29, 2011

We Rise Again! Liquid Jesus Returns: Tonight!

We Rise Again

It's been a long, long while since we've thrown a party of our own, but guess what? It's on again TONIGHT at Crowbar, and we're gonna celebrate in style! Especially now that Liquid Jesus is a certifiable, award-winning entity (dubbed 'Best Musical Informant' by our lil' buddies over at Creative Loafing). That's right. Someone out there must really dig our crazy tastes in music, self-deprecating style of overly-enthusiastic run-on sentences, wildly abusive use of potty-language, made-up adjectives, and just plain stupid tongue-in-cheek humor. Or maybe it's just all of the beards and booze.

In any case, come on out for a drink or two. It's a FREE party with great drink specials, and this time we've got the ENTIRE Liquid Jesus family representing: RIG, Colonic, Delach, Ms. Mollie Gondi, Walker, Darrell Darrell, and Mes McDonald! See you tonight, boys and girls!

$2 PBRs
$3 Jim Morrison shots
$4 Blast Extra Tall Boys
$5 Jamesons
$6 Liters

Doors at 10:00 • NO COVER • 18+
Crowbar: 1812 N. 17th St. • Tampa, FL

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Drums


The Drums - How It Ended
The Drums - Days

The Drums are back if you hadn't heard. This record is the kinda mix of super upbeat and world-weary that gets my right foot tappin'. The rhythm section, which might be the whole band in this case, keeps shit extra tight. Of course, the vocals are mad "Moz-ish," but in a good way, plus I enjoy the straightforward lyrics. Also, every time I play "Money" at the club, a pretty girl thanks me for it. What more do you really need?

Portamento is available courtesy of French Kiss