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