Saturday, January 28, 2012

Poliça


Poliça - Violent Games
Poliça - Dark Star

With its sultry, bedroom pop-styled tracks full of haunting melodies, dope/dual-drumset percussion, and ghostly auto-tuned vocals, is it really that much of a surprise that Give You The Ghost is a downright addictive lil' listen from beginning to end? (I mean it - I can't get enough) And the Minneapolis-based Poliça shares members with the inimitable Gayngs? Um, yes please.

Give You The Ghost will be released on February 14th, courtesy of Totally Gross National Product

Friday, January 27, 2012

Tycho: Tonight!

Tycho

Oh man. Atmospheric electronic goodness galore tonight at Crowbar with producer Scott Hansen, aka Tycho, returning (after last fall's stint with Lil' Dragon, duh) with a slew of delicious melodies and blissful beats. Seriously, I'm not sure I can recommend this one enough, kiddos. Don't miss out.

Tycho + Beacon & Navigateur
Doors at 8 • $9/12 • 18+
Crowbar: 1812 N. 17th St. • Tampa, FL

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Gangrene


Gangrene - Gladiator Music (ft. Kool G Rap)
Gangrene - Vodka & Ayahuasca

Producers Oh No and The Alchemist have decided to one-up themselves and re-up the collaborative Gangrene dosage for another drugged-out round of mind-boggling textured samples and crackly beats. As with their dirty introductory Gutter Water full-length, Vodka & Ayahuasca features a buncha talented friends (Kool G Rap, Roc Marciano, Prodigy, Evidence, more) and more swirling themes of stumbling, self-medicated adventures, wink wink.

Vodka & Ayahuasca is available courtesy of Decon

Sunday, January 22, 2012

General Elektriks


General Elektriks - Holding Down The Fort
General Elektriks - Summer Is Here

General Elektriks (aka: French national Hervé Salters) returns with the newish Parker Street full-length, following up on the fantastic Good City For Dreamers - an album which we, of course, were quite taken with upon its release. Same as before, think swanky bass chords, triumphant brass blasts, and booty-shakin' funk beats to accompany some sexy vocals and handclaps galore.

Parker Street is available courtesy of General Elektriks

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Rubblebucket


Rubblebucket - Silly Fathers
Rubblebucket - Came Out Of A Lady

We try not to be too overly judgmental or blatantly intolerant of specific music genres here at the ol' LJ headquarters, but... hippies usually aren't our bag. That being said, the lil' bastards in Rubblebucket are a dope-ass, grimey, freak-flag-flyin' group of shut-the-hell-up-and-dance kinda hippies. And we love 'em for it.

* For the locals: Rubblebucket will be performing on Saturday, February 11th at Crowbar in Ybor City

Omega La La is available courtesy of Roll Call Records

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Matthew Dear


Matthew Dear - Headcage

We shouted out Matthew Dear and his last for-real full-length, Black City, way, way back in the Liquid Jesus salad days (HERE), and now that there's another quickie follow-up release of lush, synthy-beat goodness in our midst, I feel like we should give this one a proper introduction as well.

Headcage is available courtesy of Ghostly International

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Blue Sky Black Death & Nacho Picasso


Blue Sky Black Death & Nacho Picasso - Rammin'
Blue Sky Black Death & Nacho Picasso - Phantom of The Opera

Atmospheric beat-wizards Blue Sky Black Death (see HERE and HERE) produce some more haunting, full-bodied symphonies as they team up with the braggadocious Nacho Picasso (whose twisted, witty, and wonderfully raunchy-as-fuck lyricisms put us all in stitches every time we hear 'em) on this dope/dark (and follow-up to the equally impressive For The Glory collection) collaborative full-length. Plus! Peep the artwork, y'all, and try to tell me that this thing doesn't just scream out OH FUCK YES! I dare you not to dig this.

Lord Of The Fly is available in its entirety as a FREE download, courtesy of Nacho Picasso. Click HERE to get it.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Dream Brother


Dream Brother - Haunted Heart

Minneapolis-based indie act Dream Brother plays cutesy, catchy, sing-along-styled pop songs that are chock full of handclaps and dreamy nostalgic/throwback sounds from another, probably happier, past era. I'm not kidding - this is a seriously feel-good EP, through and through. Plus! Collabs with Paul Sprangers and John Vanderslice? Yes, please.

Haunted Heart / Pretty Eyes is available as a FREE download, courtesy of Dream Brother. Click HERE to get it.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Tummy Touch Meets Bastard Jazz


The Bandana Splits - Ricky Dee (Mujaji remix)
Captain Planet - Get You Some (Virgil Howe remix)

"Bastard Jazz (who turned 10 this year) and Tummy Touch (celebrating their 15th) have each pitted five of their best bands against five of the other's hottest remixers to bring you this exclusive new compilation. Featuring music and remixes from Captain Planet, Tim Love Lee, DJ DRM, Los Chicharrons, Jugoe, Bing Ji Ling, The Bandana Splits and others."

Some of us here at Liquid Jesus have been tight boys with the Bastard Jazz Crew for close to 15 years now, and it is with great love/respect that we post their newest release. PROPS!

Tummy Touch Meets Bastard Jazz is available as a FREE download, courtesy of Bastard Jazz Recordings. Click HERE to get it.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Office Of Future Plans


Office Of Future Plans - Harden Your Heart
Office Of Future Plans - The Loyal Opposition

Complete with the churning riffage, twisting melodies, and introspective/cerebral themes that you'd expect from any J. Robbins-fronted outfit, Office Of Future Plans continues on with the angular, post-hardcore aesthetics of like-minded predecessors and previous endeavors. Plus! Cello, man. Cello. If you're a fan of any of the aforementioned DC/Dischord/Desoto celeb's past projects (Jawbox, Burning Airlines, Channels) then you're prollly gonna dig this one as well. Guaranteed.

Office Of Future Plans is available courtesy of Dischord

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Cloud Nothings


Cloud Nothings - Fall In
Cloud Nothings - Stay Useless

This Albini-produced and nostalgia-inducing, loud and never-short-on-energetic-goodness Cloud Nothings full-length showcases the Cleveland-based act's newish stripped-down, crunchy-yet-melodic sound with some hooky indie-rock bangers that are tasty and adventurous and surprisingly infectious, to boot.

Attack On Memory will be released on January 24th, via Carpark

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Mono/Poly


Mono/Poly - Toe Jam

Crunchy, bassy, glitchy, and the all-around dopeity dope dope, weirdo beat goodness that you'd probably come to expect from the Brainfeeder family (alum/labelmates HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, etc.) to help us power through these first few days of the New Year, sans nicotine (and ready to pull my beard out because of it) and all that jazz.

The Manifestations EP is available courtesy of Brainfeeder