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