Monday, February 28, 2011

The Dø


The Dø - Bohemian Dances
The Dø - Slippery Slope

French/Finnish indie-pop duo The Dø have managed to weasel their way into all of our hardened hearts here at Liquid Jesus (those sneaky little bastards...) - first with their debut full-length, A Mouthful, and once again, with the brand new album, Both Ways Open Jaws... Now, we like to consider ourselves to be a bunch of fairly tough motherfuckers, you know? - but the band's highly innovative and über sexy/sweet/eclectic sound hits the spot in all the right ways, and just might be the tasty lil' recipe that gets us to lower our guards for a change.

Both Ways Open Jaws will be released on March 7th, via The Dø

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Teeel


Teeel - Black Diamonds
Teeel - Masterplan

Man, what is it about experimental, multi-instrumentalist solo-projects that gets us all so hot and bothered around these parts? (see here, here, here, and here for just a few examples) Teeel and the brand new extended EP, Amulet, are no exception - crafting sugary-sweet and deliriously enjoyable tracks that are heavily influenced by, and reminiscent of, '80s new wave and dreamy electro-pop... What more could you ask for? Oh yeah - how about top-notch synth-pop production and gorgeous artwork to complement the equally sublime music contained within... How 'bout that?

Highly recommended.

Amulet is available courtesy of Moodgadget

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Baths


Baths - Pop Song
Baths - Stupor

We admit it - among other things, we're real, real big on all of these weirdo musicians/producers who tend to break the mold in ways that make you reevaluate what the term 'personal musical taste' might actually mean... Now, we've hyped this up before (HERE, if you're interested), and while a lot of peeps still probably won't get it in any sense, we're still real sweet on Baths and the ever-evolving, anything-goes experimental aesthetic that encompasses his sound.

Pop Music / False B-Sides is available ONLY at live events, courtesy of Baths

Friday, February 25, 2011

The Insane Warrior


The Insane Warrior - The Water Wheel
The Insane Warrior - Then You Hear Footsteps

With We Are The Doorways, The Insane Warrior (aka RJD2) serves up a dope lil' digital platter of eclectic beats influenced by sci-fi/horror movie soundtracks (even the accompanying one-sheet says so, ok?), and the result - although specifically created and composed as an alternative to his patented stylings from previous releases - fits in quite well with the producer's existing catalog. Think swanky drum beats and eerie atmospherics, an occasional barrage of horns, and never knowing what's gonna happen next.

We Are The Doorways is available via RJ's Electrical Connections

Monday, February 21, 2011

Radiohead


Radiohead - Little By Little
Radiohead - Lotus Flower

I don't want to spend too much time talking up Radiohead's brand new album, The King Of Limbs, since there's been a whole hell of a lot of digital ink spilled on it already (in part because of the band's impromptu announcement and early digital release) and there's surely gonna be much, much more said about it in the future. Don't be silly. You already know the whole deal, I'm sure.

The King Of Limbs is available courtesy of Radiohead

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Dum Dum Girls


Dum Dum Girls - There Is A Light That Never Goes Out

Here's a nifty lil' quickie of an EP from fresh-faced Sub Pop darlings Dum Dum Girls, following up on last year's full length, I Will Be. This one is short and sweet (made up of three original tracks and one cover), but that's not to say it's not full of the same patented cutesy lo-fi garage-pop found on all their previous releases.

* For the locals: Dum Dum Girls will be performing on Sunday, March 13th at Orpheum in Ybor City

The He Gets Me High EP will be released on March 1st, via Sub Pop

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Eskmo


Eskmo - We Got More
Eskmo - Gold & Stone

The self-titled Eskmo full-length was released back in October of last year, and while we didn't necessary sleep on it back then, we have been listening to it a whole hell of a lot more in the past few weeks. Its slew of innovative tracks - with shifting time-signatures, layers upon layers of unique textural sound snippets (that are equally disorienting and hypnotic and beautiful), and murky musical/ephemera influences ranging from glitch, dubstep, and more - have made it an interesting and intriguing listen that's easy to return to, even though it might be a lil' tough to figure out exactly what's going on sometimes.

The self-titled Eskmo is available courtesy of Ninja Tune

Monday, February 14, 2011

Willie Wright


Willie Wright - Jackie's Song
Willie Wright - I'm So Happy Now

Numero Group keeps resurrecting up some jams that are dusty and overlooked. The latest one to have us drooling and compelled to share is Willie Wright, who made his bones in the doo-wop scene of the north-east. After giving up on his family and kids to break into the record industry, Willie landed in Nantucket to work on Telling The Truth. What was created is a soulful, breezy, folk album touching on love, loss, and a giving perspective to those things that we've left behind.

Telling The Truth is available via Numero Group

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Parts & Labor


Parts & Labor - Hurricane
Parts & Labor - Constant Future

Finding the balance 'tween chaos and harmony is the mixture that some of us battle for years. Our boys from the Brooklyn-based trio, Parts & Labor, now have the maturity and depth to create beautiful, massive, anthematic punches to the gut and mind.

Constant Future will be released on March 8th, via Jagjaguwar

Black Pistol Fire


Black Pistol Fire - Suffocation Blues
Black Pistol Fire - Sort Me Out

Austin-based duo Black Pistol Fire play loud, raw and raucous, blues-tinged rock 'n' roll that'll appeal to fans of the White Stripes, and the Black Keys, as well as anyone else enamored by the sweaty, garage punk sound. The new self-titled album is dripping with dirty, whiskey-drenched, bar-room rock tracks, and considering that we spend a lot of our time in dirty, whiskey-drenched bars, it's just common sense that we're gonna wholeheartedly approve.

Black Pistol Fire will be release on February 15th, courtesy of Rifle Bird Records

Monday, February 7, 2011

Toro Y Moi


Toro Y Moi - Still Sound
Toro Y Moi - Elise

Don't let the slightly disturbing, yet oh-so fantastically odd album art dissuade you - the brand new Toro Y Moi disc, Underneath The Pine, is filled with grooves and swanky beats galore, and features live instrumentation as an alternative to its more electronic-driven predecessor, Causers of This. Think chilled-out '70s funk beats with a disco-esque vibe, occasional jazzy synth-work, and adorable overlaid vocals - all of that and a single High Life tallboy is just enough to put a smile on my face (and maybe actually keep it there for a change).

Underneath The Pine will be released on February 22nd, via Carpark

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Mad Rad


Mad Rad - The Machine
Mad Rad - I Want Your Blood

Delach was recently reacquainted with Mad Rad over the course of a couple-three semi-drunken nights in Seattle after an impromptu drive across the country, and now he's kicking himself for so easily dismissing the new disc, titled The Youth Die Young, upon first listen a couple months back. No matter how downright dancey (or utterly ridiculous, depending on your sense of humor and taste) they may come off, the experimental, down-and-dirty, Northwest hip-hop aesthetic permeates throughout these tracks of debauchery and drug use, and because of its dark and delicious, electro-tinged, dance beat ambiguity, this disc just might get even the most stubborn enthusiasts up and out of their seats for a change.

The Youth Die Young is available courtesy of Mad Rad

Thursday, February 3, 2011

The Luyas


The Luyas - Tiny Head
The Luyas - Too Beautiful To Work

Man, sorry that we haven't been cranking out the tuneage, but sometimes life gets in the way of the RnR, you know? It's taken the Montreal quartet, The Luyas, to make us perk up and get the blood flowin' again. Vibrant future-pop with two outta the four members were/are affiliated with Arcade Fire. They include: former multi-instrumentalist, Pietro Amato, and current violinist, Sarah Neufeld.

Too Beautiful For Work will be released on February 22nd, via Dead Oceans