Friday, September 28, 2012


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


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 - 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 ├╝ber 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 - 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