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 ├╝ber 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