Monday, December 31, 2012

65daysofstatic


65daysofstatic - Dance Dance Dance | Piano Fights

Made up of a handful of alt versions of tracks from We Were Exploding Anyway and the soundtrack-esque Silent Running opus, The Coach Road Session EP is another short-but-sweet sampling of sprawling instrumental goodness by this eclectic post-rock quartet.

The Coach Road Session is available courtesy of 65daysofstatic

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Blue Sky Black Death & Deniro Farrar


BSBD & Deniro Farrar - Can't Take It With Me When I Die

More atmospheric collab goodness from beat-maker duo Blue Sky Black Death and Deniro Farrar on this one. The aptly named Cliff Of Death EP, which delves into the dark with swirling themes of death and despair (and eventually, acceptance), and was released back on the supposed apocalyptic due-date of December 21st, just for good measure. End of the world, my ass.

Cliff Of Death is available courtesy of Blue Sky Black Death

Thursday, December 27, 2012

42Ghosts


42Ghosts - Lord Of The Game (Death Grips)
42Ghosts - I Want It I Need It (Death Grips)

This one is really interesting, wherein the mysterious producer project known as 42Ghosts reinterprets/repackages the über aggro, balls-to-the-wall Death Grips Exmilitary long player mixtape thing in its entirety, transforming the often head-scratchingly furious noise of the original into something bouncy and upbeat and, dare I say it, much more palatable. Nice job, guys!

Triple Ex Military is available in its entirety as a FREE download, courtesy of 42Ghosts. Click HERE to get it.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Big Boi


Big Boi - Mama Told Me (ft. Kelly Rowland)
Big Boi - Lines (ft. A$AP Rocky & Phantogram)

Been trying to explain to everyone just how odd-ball this new Big Boi album is, 'cause man, it's a pretty wild ride from beginning to end. For reals. Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors is a bit of an adventurous departure from Sir Lucious Left Foot, and its eclectic mix of multi-directional weirdo sing-alongs, bangers, and ballads are gonna bewilder the shit outta quite a few unexpecting peeps upon first listen. Featuring no fewer than three appearances, each, by both synth sweetheart duo Phantogram and the sexy soul powerhouse Little Dragon, PLUS! additional collabs with lo-fi surf rock aficionado Wavves, and T.I., Ludacris, Kid Cudi, Killer Mike, A$AP Rocky, Scar, Theophilus London, and more. Say what?!

Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors is available courtesy of Def Jam

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Memory Tapes


Memory Tapes - Neighborhood Watch

Grace/Confusion is more of a dense and diverse listen than Player Piano, the previous Memory Tapes release, with its six proper tracks sprawling out into switch-a-roo styled, multi-directional cinematic-esque score of sorts, more like individual chapters of a much larger story than separate stand-alone songs. Or something like that.

Grace/Confusion is available courtesy of Carpark Records

Friday, December 7, 2012

Unnatural Helpers


Unnatural Helpers - Medication
Unnatural Helpers - Hate Your Teachers

Gosh, I just love the don't-give-a-fuck yet surprisingly polished and put-together sound on Land Grab, the newish full length by Seattle punker quartet Unnatural Helpers... Mostly 'cause it's all sloppy and rambunctious (but the good kind of sloppy and rambunctious) and angsty and frenzied and fun as hell to listen to when yer getting good and drunk. But also because it's a lot of fun to get good and drunk, ya know?

Land Grab is available courtesy of Hardly Art

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Rhye


Rhye - The Fall

We're completely smitten, it's true. But it's pretty damned easy to fall for the baby-making music of mysterious-yet-still-seductive-as-all-get-out duo Rhye, I guess, and it's a well-known fact* that at least one of the Liquid Jesus affiliates made an actual baby whilst listening to the sexy and soulful sounds of their last single. So there's that.

* not an actual fact, although quite probable, nonetheless

The Fall is available courtesy of Rhye
Woman will be released on March 4th, via Polydor

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Bare Wires


Bare Wires - Idle Dreams
Bare Wires - Psychic Wind

The now-defunct Oaklander garage-pop trio Bare Wires was kind enough to release one leftover recording after their untimely demise last spring. What a bunch of sweethearts, huh? Recorded before the implosion, and then released posthumously just last month, Idle Hands became an unplanned swan song long player of sorts, chock full of hooky, lo-fi punk-influenced glam goodness and lotsa jangly rock 'n' roll chords and attitudes... And it's a pretty badass way to finally call it quits, I guess.

Idle Dreams is available courtesy of Southpaw Records

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Japandroids: Tonight!

Japandroids

Wowsers! We've been super excited about this one for a long, long time now, as have most local in-the-know aficionados, enthusiasts, and pretty much anyone else who's sweet on the celebratory sounds of the raucous 'n' roll Japandroids duo. (I'm not fucking around. I am REALLY looking forward to this.) Plus! We'll be slinging out songs, all the while in between sets, trying to warm up your lil' earholes for all of the OMG-style sweaty sing-alongs and anthemic antics and inevitable hangovers (that we're not gonna worry about until tomorrow), so see you tonight, kiddos!

Japandroids
Doors at 8:00 • $13/15 • All Ages!
Crowbar: 1812 N. 17th St. • Tampa, FL

Saturday, November 24, 2012

P.O.S.


P.O.S. - Bumper
P.O.S. - They Can't Come (ft. Sims)

We've been sitting on this new We Don't Even Live Here release from Doomtree homie Stefon Alexander (aka: P.O.S.) for about a month now, and have been thoroughly enjoying its catchy beats, and diverse, eclectic delivery and innovative wordplay (both self-deprecating and braggadocios-like), like, the entire time... and we think you might like it a little bit, too, so go ahead and take a listen to these alt hip hop/electro-combo bangers and read up on how to help offset Stef's rising healthcare costs while you're at it.

We Don't Even Live Here is available courtesy of Doomtree

Monday, November 19, 2012

Discoverer


Discoverer - Amputee
Discoverer - Tunnels

Com Truise fans will probably really enjoy the similar style of sci-fi sounds on this lil' Discoverer project (this producer also records music under multiple other aliases - all top-notch, just so you know), and the eight-song Tunnels LP would be a great soundtrack for your next drunken, zero-gravity bouncehouse party... Just make sure to grab this one before you send out those invites, m'kay?

Tunnels is available courtesy of Discoverer and Modern Hug

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Tyvek


Tyvek - Scaling
Tyvek - Little Richard

Detroit garage/punker amalgamation Tyvek churn out some delightfully raucous sounds on the new On Triple Beams full length, following up on the Nothing Fits release (which we just love, love, to play really, really loud, like all of the time) from a couple years ago. All reckless and churning and fast-forward style, this one's a wild ride from start to finish and if you're not afraid to get sore and sweaty and maybe a lil' boozy while rockin' it, then yer gonna be all over this thing, for sure.

On Triple Beams is available courtesy of In The Red Records

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Florida Kilos


Florida Kilos - Daytona

This short-but-sweet slab of lo-fi, Florida-centric throwback beach tunes by sexy troubadour trio Florida Kilos makes this local boy swoon in ways I never thought possible. (We should probably insert some kind of quickie disclaimer right here, 'cause the Liquid Jesus crew has done a serious amount of drinking with this part-time partners in crime pack of lil' lovelies in the past, but nah - we're not gonna bother you with details, no matter how sordid.) Just think jangly, doo-wop-inspired melodies and dreamy vocals dotted with ooohs and ahhhs and other sock-hop-esque harmonics, drunken seaside escapades (with a healthy dose of hallucinogenics), vintage leather, and tequila. I mean, really, an exceptional amount of tequila.

Want more? Check out the video for Clearwater Blues (My Baby Joined A Cult), available after the jump.

Clearwater Blues / Daytona is available courtesy of Florida Kilos

Monday, November 12, 2012

Zerolex


Zerolex - Alpha

Chunky loops of glitch and wobble on the new Zerolex EP (remember when we got really drunk offa the Musique Ré-Apprivoisée release a few months back?) with tasty hip-hop-infused beat flavor and a nice lil' set of reworked numbers at the end to round it all off. Man, the electronic producers of France have really been on top of their game lately, and we're thoroughly enjoying every single second of it. Thanks guys!

The Zerolex EP is available courtesy of Zerolex

Friday, November 9, 2012

Bay Blue


Bay Blue - Don't Clap On The One And The Three
Bay Blue - Take It Back Time

Anticon producer Matt Chang has created a really neato album here with the self-titled and sample-centric Bay Blue long-player. Chock full of swanky/jazz-influenced improvisational beats, think woozy Prohibition-era speakeasy soundtracks and golden-era-esque theme-song goodness (vintage Pink Panther 'toons, anyone?) that's an absolute pleasure to tap yer lil' toes to.

Bay Blue will be released on November 13th, courtesy of Anticon.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Deerhoof


Deerhoof - Fete d'Adieu
Deerhoof - The Trouble With Candyhands

Our love for Deerhoof's patchwork brand of spastically delivered guitars, off-time drumming/samples, and singer Satomi Matsuzaki's charmingly girlish vocals is well documented, but it's still a wonder how this 18-year-old band maintains the level of playfully earnest energy they've been sonically documenting since releasing their debut LP in 1997. It all continues on their latest where Matsuzaki's "WTF did she just say" lyrics and delivery get mashed up alongside Greg Saunier's deceptively genius smorgasbord of cascading drums and more crunchy keyboard and guitar parts than your ears can probably handle.

*For locals willing to drive: Deerhoof will be performing on November 9 at The Plaza Live in Orlando as a part of the Accidental Music Festival

Breakup Song is available via Polyvinyl

Friday, November 2, 2012

The Soft Moon


The Soft Moon - Zeros
The Soft Moon - Insides

We've given the shadowy and ominous sounds of The Soft Moon multiple thumbs up over the past couple of years (ie: 2010's The Soft Moon debut full length and the Total Decal EP from last fall), so what makes you think we'd pass up on the brand new Zeros long-player, huh? Thick slabs of bass and droning synth and the booming echoes of percussion and occasional bleak 'n' breathy vocals make this one another nice and nihilistic lil' listen, just like its predecessors.

Zeros is available courtesy of Captured Tracks

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Zombie Zombie


Zombie Zombie - Illuminations
Zombie Zombie - The Beach (New Order)

Creeping sci-fi Parisian duo Zombie Zombie have been a longtime favorite of ours because of their mesmerizing style of eery, horror-flick-esque disco beats and spooky/spacey (mostly) instrumental arrangements of eclectic electronic-to-analog-and-back-again atmospherics. Rituels d'un Nouveau Monde recalls the throbbing, hypnotic synth soundtrack to a cult-followed B-film festival, so don't be surprised about any initial feelings of uneasiness that result from the ominous bass line repetition and cryptic chanting and digital twists/turns, and then the disorienting falling-apart afterwards.

Rituels d'un Nouveau Monde will be released on November 19th, via Versatile Records

Monday, October 29, 2012

Blackbird Blackbird


Blackbird Blackbird - All

Go ahead and snuggle up with this nice lil' collection of new atmospheric pop tracks on the short but sweet Boracay Planet EP from Blackbird Blackbird. Think swirling digital vs. organic elements, aka: textured layers of synth and electronic glitches mixed with guitar and percussion and breathy vocal combos that'll keep you comfy with the warm/soothing and über upbeat vibes.

Boracay Planet is available courtesy of Lavish Habits

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Guavaween: Tonight!

Guavaween

Local folks might be a bit skeptical, I know, but swear to god - the annual Guavaween festivities this year are prolly gonna be the least douchiest in, like, well... in forever... thanks in part to our boys in Brokenmold Entertainment, who have curated the line-up for the holiday's new image and multi-venue/music-centric format. I'm even willing to say, "OH HELL YES!" on this one. I mean, have you peeped this yet? Check it: The Hold Steady. Adrian Younge. King Tuff. Rubblebucket. Hank & Cupcakes. Fake Problems. Have Gun, Will Travel. Florida Night Heat... and a whole shitload more, both local and out of town acts, natch.

Guavaween
6pm • $20/$30 festival pass
The Ritz • Orpheum • Czar • Crowbar • New World • The Market On 7th • Centro Ybor

Friday, October 26, 2012

Free The Robots


Free The Robots - Awake Or Asleep

This is the second release from the Free The Robots EP series, with Vol. 3 dropping next week, all rapid-fire succession-style. Compiled from early sound experiments and lost tracks, these are varied and diverse collections from an already eclectic artist who flexes the genre-bending beat alchemy muscles on the reg. There's more kind words from us about this weirdo producer, HERE and HERE, if you're into the whole "getting weird" thing.

Free The Robots, Vol. 2 is available courtesy of Free The Robots

Monday, October 22, 2012

Black Moth Super Rainbow


Black Moth Super Rainbow - Hairspray Heart
Black Moth Super Rainbow - Gangs In The Garden

Um, swoon. What's there not to adore here on the new sooper-dooper, highly anticipated Cobra Juicy full-length (and Psychic Love Damage EP, made up of remnants from the tossed long-player of the same name) from enigmatic psych weirdos Black Moth Super Rainbow? Go ahead and peruse the Liquid Jesus vaults and you'll notice that there's been a whole hell of a lot of BMSR slash Tobacco slash Graveface-related fanboy-esque love being thrown around and speckling our playlists for, like, forever now... So, yeah - we're kinda obsessed. Think eclectic/electronic synthesizer-induced noise with a slew of cute lil' melodic hooks and creepy choruses that just might be too confusingly infectious for your own good. Plus! dirty-dirty vocoder ramblings and a sickeningly-sweet slice, er... scoop, if you will... of bizarro-world ice-cream-truck psych-pop for you to suck on.

Highly recommended.

* For the locals: Black Moth Super Rainbow will be performing on Halloween night - Wednesday, October 31st at Crowbar in Ybor City.

Cobra Juicy will be released on October 23rd, courtesy of Rad Cult

Friday, October 19, 2012

Tame Impala


Tame Impala - Apocalypse Dreams
Tame Impala - Elephant

Aussie psych-rock heroes Tame Impala have been garnering shitloads of critical praise, and an ever-adoring fan following, since the release of their Inner Speaker debut (you can reacquaint yourself to what we said about 'em HERE) a couple of years ago. Nostalgic sounds abound on this Lonerism follow-up, which is just as retro-riffic and swoon-worthy as its predecessor was, and yet continues onward with seemingly endless palettes of groovy hooks and textural warmth, and the obligatory thick slice of hallucinogenic haze.

Lonerism is available courtesy of Modular

Monday, October 15, 2012

Metz


Metz - Headache
Metz - Wet Blanket

I'm digging this self-titled Metz full length the more and more I listen to it (and I've been listening to it a lot), 'cause it's real, real loud and brimming with buzzing, pummeling ferocity, and proper (over)doses of feedback and angst, and visceral, spittle-flecked anthemicism that's reminiscent of retroactive labelmates long defunct. Wait a minute... visceral, spittle-flecked anthemicism!? Uh, yes, please!

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

Metz is available courtesy of Sub Pop

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Errors


Errors - Ammaboa Glass

New Relics is the new, self-described 'mini-album' from these synthtuitive Rock Action teammates, bridging the gap between last spring's Have Some Faith In Magic and whatever's planned next. On this one, think spacey synth arrangements that consist of shifting, kaleidoscopic influences and experimental electro keyboard chords/beats, with bits and pieces of celestial ambience swirling around, everywhere, for good measure.

New Relics is available courtesy of Rock Action

Friday, October 12, 2012

Brasstronaut


Brasstronaut - Francisco
Brasstronaut - Mean Sun

We're gonna go ahead and give the boys of Brasstronaut a little bit more love and shout out the newish Mean Sun full length (since we kinda slept on its release for a while), right here and right now. The criminally overlooked (in our opinion) Mt. Chimaera long player from a few years back was a Liquid Jesus top fave for quite a while, with its gorgeous orchestral arrangements and down-tempo, somber subtleties hitting all of our sweet spots, like, all of the time. Don't make assumptions on this one. These atmospheric melodies contain enough soul and swing to win you over - and I feel pretty confident saying that - especially after watching our Bricks buddies bounce to the infectious bass beats offa the Opportunity EP title track for, what? like, six whole months while we warmed up our weekly set.

Highly recommended.

Mean Sun is available courtesy of Brasstronaut

Monday, October 8, 2012

Maserati


Maserati - The Eliminator
Maserati - Earth-Like

Maserati VII was released last week and we've had this thing on repeat pretty much the entire time since then. But what else would you expect? After wearing the grooves offa Maserati's last release, the 2010 Pyramid Of The Sun opus, it's such a treat to hear more pulsing, rhythmic, systems-overload psych-rock goodness from this proggy, instrumental powerhouse.

* For the locals: Maserati will be performing on Friday, November 2nd at Crowbar in Ybor City

Maserati VII is available courtesy of Temporary Residence, Ltd.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Illogic & Blockhead


Illogic & Blockhead - Heartless
Illogic & Blockhead - From Scratch (ft. Open Mike Eagle, Has-Lo)

Amalgamam alchemist, mad beat-scientist/producer Blockhead and witty wordsmith Illogic have been busy little beavers these days, cranking out a couple of collaborative EPs all back-to-back like - in a run-up to their Capture The Sun full length - and here's the newest of the two (the tasty production on this one reminds me a whole lot of Labor Days, and by that, I mean I'm diggin' it a bunch) and follow-up/sequel to the original Preparing..., released back in June.

Preparing For Capture 2 is available in its entirety as a name-your-price download, courtesy of Blockhead & Illogic. Click HERE to get it.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Kid Koala


Kid Koala - 2 Bit Blues

Turntablist innovator Kid Koala creates his own reassembled soundtrack/cadence outta sampled smoky-basement-bar slash speakeasy-styled blues vs. beats (like, literally, man) on this dope lil' concept recording/project, otherwise known as 12 Bit Blues. I think it's safe to say that we've really been enjoying this one over the past couple o' weeks… And to really shove this thing even further up our alley, here's the kicker: Rumor has it that limited editions are packaged with their very own cardboard cut-out, hand-cranked turntable and bonus-track flexi. Wait, what!?

Highly recommended, duh.

12 Bit Blues is available courtesy of Ninja Tune

Friday, September 28, 2012

Why?


Why? - Jonathan's Hope
Why? - White English

Let's go ahead and give Yoni Wolf and his weirdo Why? project a lil' bit more love on this one - if not for the highly anticipated and upcoming live performance here in town (all pandering-to-the-locals-like) - then definitely for this quirky new full-length full of more nerdy vocal acrobatics and staggering hip-pop-esque beats with uncomfortable-yet-alluring time-signature changes and twinkling percussion and plunking piano goodness.

* For the locals: Why? will be performing on Saturday, October 28th at Crowbar in Ybor City

Mumps, Etc. will be released on October 9th, via Anticon.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Ringo Deathstarr


LINKS REMOVED

We've fawned over the Ringo Deathstarr crew and their My Bloody Valentine-influenced, shoe-gazey chord progressions/atmospheric goodness before in the past, and with Mauve - the follow-up to last year's Colour Trip full length - the Austin-based trio continues to craft their relentless barrage of solid, reverb-laden tracks and catchy, albeit somewhat visceral, anthems of noise. Let further fawning commence.

Mauve is available courtesy of Sonic Unyon

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Soft Pack


The Soft Pack - Saratoga
The Soft Pack - Tallboy

Lo-fi, breezy indie tunes on this sophomore full-length by SoCal quartet The Soft Pack, with a good amount of tasty bluesy bits and garage rock jangles to keep it interesting, ya know? Don't pigeonhole this one, though. Strapped also features a hazy daze of synth fuzz and organ chords, upbeat basslines and guitar feedback, plus saxophones, guys. Saxophones.

Strapped is available courtesy of Mexican Summer

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Caspian


Caspian - Porcellous

We know a handful of bearded instrumental-rock aficionados who are gonna poop their pants over Waking Season. For real... If the delightfully building/booming/crashing-down-all-around-you vein of post-rock (ala like-minded maestros Mogwai and EITS) hits your sweet-spot, then the lengthy introductions of swirling melodies, creeping percussion, and methodical/hypnotic guitar work - building up into an expansive cratering blast of majestic chords and chaos, of course - on Caspian's new full length is gonna get you a lil' chubby in the pants, for sure.

Waking Season will be released on September 25th, courtesy of Triple Crown Records

Saturday, September 22, 2012

The Gaslamp Killer


The Gaslamp Killer - Dead Vets (ft. Adrian Younge & MRR)
The Gaslamp Killer - 7 Years Of Bad Luck For Fun (ft. Dimlite)

Look at this. The Gaslamp Killer's brand new Breakthrough full-length features a nice lil' crew of accomplices (including Gonjasufi, Mophono, Computer Jay, Samiyam, Shigeto, and more). Plus! The obligatory (don't say we didn't warn you once or twice) doped-up sci-fi-flick soundtrack-style of devastatingly creep-o-riffic arrangements you might've come to expect from this dude, and enough bleeps/bloops, eclectic twists/turns, and dirty-dirty psychedelic murk to satisfy beat enthusiasts like, everywhere, man.

Breakthrough is available courtesy of Brainfeeder

Monday, September 17, 2012

Cult Of Youth


Cult Of Youth - Man And Man's Ruin
Cult Of Youth - Golden Age

The Brooklyn-born Cult Of Youth project (aka song-writer/multi-instrumentalist Sean Ragon) returns with a refreshing and intricately delivered savvy/sexy percussion-vs-strings approach to the anthemic and avant-garde folk-pop sound on the new Love Will Prevail long-player. Think churning, acoustic-guitar-driven drinking songs steeped in galloping, whiskey-drenched, Pogues-esque/pub-rock nostalgia.

* For the locals: Cult Of Youth will be performing on Thursday, November 8th at New World Brewery in Ybor City

Love Will Prevail is available courtesy of Sacred Bones

Friday, September 14, 2012

Lymbyc Systym


Lymbyc Systym - Prairie School
Lymbyc Systym - Falling Together

Been thoroughly enjoying the new Lymbyc Systym joint the past couple of days, and with all of the meandering orchestral maneuvers and soaring electro-chord progressions and sci-fi-esque goodness, like, everywhere on this thing, I'm fairly sure that fans of ambient-oriented, synthtrumental pop acts - think Tycho, Maserati, Tristeza (dunno - maybe I'm a bit off on these comparisons, but you get the point, right?) - are gonna fall head over heels for it as well.

Symbolyst will be released on September 18th, via Lymbyc Systym and Western Vinyl

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Hundred Waters


Hundred Waters - Thistle (TOKiMONSTA remix)

It's almost as if those crafty Gainesville lovelies in Hundred Waters discussed this Thistle EP/single thing amongst themselves, and said, "Fuck it. Let's recruit an eclectic crew of beat-wizard friends to remix/reinterpret our already delicious lil' tune here, ok? That'll get those Liquid Jesus peeps all aroused and hot and bothered. AGAIN." Um, TOKiMONSTA? Star Slinger? Fucking AraabMuzik!? You must've read our minds, guys.

The Thistle EP is available via OWSLA

Monday, September 10, 2012

Paper Tiger


Paper Tiger - Greatest Of All Fridays

Here's a nifty lil' EP by Doomtree-affiliated producer Paper Tiger, entitled Summer - and even though we've already put Labor Day behind us, we'd still like to give this one a big thumbs up, ok? Whether it's summertime or not, we think the über feel-good beats, eclectic production, and overall shimmery/summery (duh) vibes on this one are pretty appropriate, no matter what season it is.

Want more? Check out the video for The Fortunate Wayfarer, available after the jump.

The Summer EP is available courtesy of Doomtree

Friday, September 7, 2012

JJ DOOM


JJ DOOM - Bite The Thong
JJ DOOM - Rhymin' Slang

DOOM, the masked and marble-mouthed marauder antihero expands on his already prolific discography and teams up with producer, instrumentalist, and fellow hip-hopper Jneiro Jarel to form the JJ DOOM powerhouse experiment thing or whatever. Expect a lotta quirky beat twists/turns, obscure B-movie samples, and staticky soundbites on the brand new Key To The Kuffs, plus lotsa talk about drugs and sex, and other weirdo verbal miscellany, natch.

Key To The Kuffs is available courtesy of Lex Records

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Dinosaur Jr.


Dinosaur Jr. - Don't Pretend You Didn't Know
Dinosaur Jr. - Watch The Corners

I know these fellas have been around longer than a buncha you lil' kiddos, but we're actually old enough to have been fans well before the 2005 reunion, so new Dinosaur Jr. records always give us the sweet lil' nostalgic tingles, ya know? Hey old folks! There's a shit ton of infectious pop hooks, wailing guitar riffage, delightfully awkward-ish yet soothing and smooth-as-butter vocals, and gorgeous, reverby musical accoutrements strewn throughout I Bet On Sky, and it's exactly what you'd expect from J. Mascis & co. So there.

I Bet On Sky will be released on September 18th, via Jagjaguwar

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Summer Jam 8: Today!

Summer Jam 8

Tucked away this weekend, all post-RNC-nonsense/pre-Labor Day blow-out-style, the 8th edition of this multi-venue summertime classic is gonna showcase - per usual - an eclectic medley of talented local bands and anything goes out-of-towners, ie: David Dondero, The Owsley Bros, Bleubird, Rec Center, Chasing Kings, Easter Island, and a whole bunch more (cough, thee Liquid Jesus, cough). Get excited, y'all, 'cause this one's gonna be fun. Peep the official, print-outable schedule for both venues HERE, or check out the comprehensive-as-fuck digital guide that our good lil' buddies over at Suburban Apologist put together (HERE).

Highly recommended, duh, so don't miss out.

Summer Jam 8
5pm • $16 day of event
New World Brewery & Crowbar • Ybor City

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Vaccines


The Vaccines - No Hope
The Vaccines - Mannequin *

English indie outfit The Vaccines follow up their What Did You Expect From... debut disc with the new Come Of Age LP, due out next week, so expect catchy, anthemic, almost-angsty cuts of jangly guitar rock, bouncy beats, and slightly throwback-influenced sounds. And while you're at it, make sure to grab the FREE Please, Please Do Not Disturb teaser EP, on which these peeps pay slow and sexy acoustic tribute to Pink Flag-era Wire tracks, ABBA singles, and more.

* from Please, Please Do Not Disturb

Come Of Age will be released on September 4th, via The Vaccines
Please, Please Do Not Disturb is available in its entirety as a FREE download, also courtesy of The Vaccines. Click HERE to get it.

Monday, August 27, 2012

The Fresh & Onlys


The Fresh & Onlys - 20 Days And 20 Nights
The Fresh & Onlys - Yes Or No

The upcoming Long Slow Dance full-length by Californian psych quartet The Fresh & Onlys is a leisurely listen full of fun and breezy upbeat guitar-pop that's brimming with lotsa lo-fi jangles, and vintage surf-rock hooks spread throughout. Influences tend to range between doo-wop/surf-sound combos, with a lil' bit of Shins-esque shimmery string-work and Morrissey-reminscent vocal croonings (ala The Smiths tunes of old) tossed in for good measure.

Long Slow Dance will be released on September 4th, courtesy of Mexican Summer

Friday, August 24, 2012

Why?


Why? - Sod In The Seed

The Sod In The Seed EP is a fun lil' teaser for Why's upcoming Mumps, Etc. full-length, due out later this fall. Once you've acquainted yourself with Yoni Wolf's nasally/nerdy lyrical delivery style (and vocabulary) and matching, head-scratchingly catchy beats, it's kinda hard to forget... so you probably already know what to expect, right? If you're in need of a refresher course, though, think quirky xylophonic plinks/plunks and other offbeat percussion, plus delightfully upbeat pop melodies and a buncha witty/weird braggadocio-laden lyrics.

Sod In The Seed is available courtesy of Anticon.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Liquid Jesus MixTape 03:03


LIQUID JESUS - MixTape 03:03

To hell with our self-proclaimed mission statement. Let's get weird(er) with this thing for once... and what better way to get way way weird than to have our lil' buddy Mini Horse get up on the digital decks (again) and scientificate another real-feel-good-albeit-real-real-real-retro-as-fuck-(throwback-but-not-predictable) mix thingy-thing for everyone to get real, real, real sexy to...

Huh?

Mini sez, "Recorded live from the stable, Mini Horse packs tons of yacht-rock staples and funky electronic jams in this late night summer mix. When Mini Horse isn't getting down to 1970's AM Gold, you can find him playing with Poetry 'n Lotion or Brahm Bones."

Full tracklist is available after the jump. Enjoy. (Thanks again, Mini!)

Friday, August 17, 2012

Groundislava


Groundislava - Weekend In The Tropics

Our boy Mes turned us on to Groudislava's "creepy 8-bit R&B sounds" the last time around, whilst swooning over the self-titled whatever-it-was release by this knob-twisting quirk-producer extraordinaire. The boogie-down-like TV Dream EP continues onward (outward) from where the previous effort left off, and with a surprising amount of extra extra '80s-influenced swank beats to, er... get extra '80's-down and extra swanky to... (Yes, I'm a little bit drunk right now).

The TV Dream EP is available courtesy of Friends Of Friends

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Yeasayer


Yeasayer - Longevity
Yeasayer - Henrietta

The release date for Fragrant World is just about upon us, but rest assured - this brand new effort by experimental art-pop outfit Yeasayer is just as ambitious and avant-garde-ish and strange (and really, really catchy) as you'd probably expect, m'kay? ... so whether you became a fan because of the mysteriously alluring All Hour Cymbals debut - or during the decidedly more up-beat and dance-floor friendly (and accessible as all get-out) Odd Blood follow-up craze - I'm fairly sure that this third full-length offering is gonna tickle yer lil' fancy either way.

Fragrant World will be released on August 21st, via Secretly Canadian

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Poolside


Poolside - Next To You
Poolside - Do You Believe

This summer season doesn't seem like it's gonna be letting up anytime soon, so let's dig in deep and get ready for the long haul and keep this party going with these sunny, disco-influenced vibes from electronic groove-maestros Poolside (a name that actually accurately describes the sounds this duo creates and, like, to a fuckin' t). There's lotsa pool-party friendly tracks on Pacific Standard Time, and we recommend playing this one real loud, and on repeat, during yer next day off drinking session - at least 'til you pass out or someone else hurts themselves, per usual.

Pacific Standard Time is available courtesy of Echo Park Records

Monday, August 13, 2012

Open Mike Eagle


Open Mike Eagle - Your Back Pack Past (ft. Has-Lo)
Open Mike Eagle - Free-Writing Exercise (ft. Nocando)

Here's another Fake Four release that we've had on repeat for the last month or so. Kinda similar to Serengeti (if you happened to give the previously just-posted C.A.R. a listen)... Open Mike Eagle's witty-as-fuck lyricisms cover 4NML HSPTL's wide-ranging themes (humorous to sarcastic to downright serious), and the slew of eclectic, avant-garde hip hop beats weave their way throughout the album with enough herky-jerky, experimental, oddball flavor infused into 'em to raise some serious eyebrows. But in a good way.

4NML HSPTL is available courtesy of Fake Four, Inc.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Serengeti


Serengeti - Greyhound
Serengeti - Talk To Me

Been a fan of Serengeti and his playful style of story-telling (masquerading surprisingly insightful themes within the humorous yet often overly-detailed wordplay/musings and matter-of-fact, conversational-esque delivery) for a hot minute now, so the release of this one was a real nice surprise, indeed. See HERE and HERE for a lil' taste if you haven't been formally acquainted yet... Kinda bizarre, right? Well, C.A.R. ups the quirk even further with some delicious abstract beat wonkiness, courtesy of Anticon weirdos Jel and Odd Nosdam. What the what!? Be still, my beating heart.

C.A.R. is available courtesy of Anticon.