Saturday, March 31, 2012

Chromatics


Chromatics - Lady
Chromatics - At Your Door

For real guys, I've had this new Chromatics opus, Kill For Love, on some serious repeat (almost exclusively) over the past few days, and that's really saying something, 'cause this is one sprawling double album of dreamy, atmospheric synth-pop and breathtaking Italo disco-beat goodness. Over an hour-and-a-half of swirling/shifting sounds, generous doses of experimental electro/eclecticism, and plenty of gorgeous/haunting vocals to send chills down all your lil' spines. Yeah, I like this one a lot a lot.

Kill For Love is available courtesy of Italians Do It Better

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Casa Del Mirto


Casa Del Mirto - Thwarted

Italian disco-pop/chillwave outfit Casa Del Mirto follows up on both of their full-lengths (1979 and The Nature, released pretty much back-to-back, for those of you keeping track) with this nice quickie EP of more dreamy, sun-drenched melodies and nostalgic, lo-fi synth stylings to swill your shitty beer to. Get hyped for summer, y'all.

Want more? Check out the video for the previously released track, The Haste, after the jump.

Taxus Baccata is available courtesy of Casa Del Mirto

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Now, Now


Now, Now - Thread
Now, Now - Wolf

The fresh-faced youngsters in Now, Now create cutesy/catchy indie-pop melodies with whispery vocals swirling with tales of intimacy, romance, heartbreak, and doomed relationships (naturally)... But they do it so well that Threads is an tip-top, impressive, for-real swoon-worthy listen from beginning to end... Even for us hard-hearted, bitter old men.

* For the locals: Now, Now will be performing on Wednesday, March 28th at The State Theatre in St. Petersburg, with The Naked And Famous

Threads is available courtesy of Trans Records

Friday, March 23, 2012

Edamame


Edamame - Dear Apparition (ft. Drew Major)
Edamame - Walk Like Me

Here's a lil' bit of tasty beat goodness that we discovered floating around out there on the interwebs, and it's all wrapped up in a organic, sometimes glitch-riddled package of diverse cuts for y'all to sink your teeth into. And best yet? Edamame is giving this gem away for nothing, so feast away, kiddos.

Greenhouse is available in its entirety as a FREE download, courtesy of Edamame. Click HERE to get it.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

s/s/s


s/s/s - Beyond Any Doubt

This dope, WTF-styled Sufjan Stevens / Son Lux / Serengeti musical ménage à trois, er... charming collaborative EP, hits all the right spots, indeed - if not for the sheer odd-ball nature of the pairings and partnerships involved, then definitely for the hooky, eclectic tracks these three weirdos have conjured up together.

Beak & Claw is available courtesy of Anticon.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Odd Future


Domo Genesis & Hodgy Beats - Bitches
Tyler, The Creator - We Got Bitches

More grandeur than delusion (and I'm talking 'bout us, duh, always)... so here's the new Odd Future collab album for you and yr lil' earholes to swoon all over to. HELL YES! and that's it for now, 'cause I'm drunk as FUCK at the moment and I'm sure you know the deal, ok?, so whatever, 'cause I don't really care anymore... Yeah.

The OF Tape Vol. 2 will be released on March 20th, via Odd Future and acccomplices

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Dirty Ghosts


Dirty Ghosts - Ropes That Way
Dirty Ghosts - Shout It In

Surprise, surprise. A few of the things that I've really been enjoying lately include: multiple Jameson/Gingers, Café Pilon espresso (daily), cuban sandwiches, solo night-rides on 20" wheels, almost anything The Bricks has on tap, greasy diner food, heavy-drinking women with a good sense of humor, and toast. I've also really been digging the new Dirty Ghosts release, Metal Moon (co-produced by Aesop Rock, wha?), so there.

Metal Moon is available courtesy of Last Gang Records

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Pond


Pond - Fantastic Explosion Of Time
Pond - Leisure Pony

This scruffy Aussie psych-rock trio shares a couple of members with Tame Impala, and that makes it pretty goddamned convenient to toss out a lotta easy comparisons - with the similarities (read: same brand of nostalgic, fuzzy, lo-fi rock 'n' roll) inevitably overshadowing a lot of the very real differences (with Pond experimenting and getting a lil' bit more down 'n' dirty than their better-known counterpart) - between the two acts.

Beard, Wives, Denim is available courtesy of Modular

Monday, March 12, 2012

Teeel


Teeel - Deadites
Teeel - Marx On My Heart

More retro-riffic Teeel tracks for yer earholes y'all - and that means more dark and delicious '80s-throwback synth beats to shake your booty to… See, we ended up wearing down the digital grooves off of the dreamy Amulet full length (HERE) when it was released a while back, so the more diverse (and more ambitious) University Heights follow-up has been a welcome addition to our PLAYLISTS of late. Think vintage Moog sounds, reverb-heavy electro beats, and dream-wave atmospherics to get yourself a good handle on this one.

University Heights is available courtesy of Synthemesc

Friday, March 9, 2012

Country Mice


Country Mice - Bullet Of A Gun
Country Mice - Morning Son
Country Mice - Ghost

Very very few things give me joy in life. I, like many, am a creature of habit. Repetition gives me comfort... some might call it a perpetual "rut." This album allows me to recall some of my favorite moments of sitting in the corner of a patio, drinking the same-ol-beer in the same-ol-bar. Cheers!

* For the locals: Country Mice will be performing on Saturday, March 24th at New World Brewery in Ybor City (where said patio can be found)

Twister is available courtesy of Wao Wao Records

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Pontiak


Pontiak - Lions Of Least
Pontiak - Left With Lights

The über prolific Pontiak bros released the beautifully booming Echo Ono full length last month, adding to an already impressive back catalogue of an almost purist, no gimmicky bullshit approach to growling guitars, crunchy bass riffage, and thick-as-fuck percussion skills. Hell yes. Crank the volume up and be patient - this droning, slow-mo pummeling will melt your face off indeed, but it'll take its goddamn time doing so.

Echo Ono is available courtesy of Thrill Jockey

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Grimes: Tonight!

Grimes

All of us lil' Liquid Jesus kiddos have been looking forward to seeing Grimes for a while now. (As if that's some kind of surprise, huh?) Hell, we've been slobbering over the brand new Visions full-length these days (no kidding, take a look at what we've been saying), so seeing as how we really, really recommend this one (and especially since we'll be providing the weirdo soundtrack in between sets) we're gonna take it real personally if we don't see all of yer pretty faces out tonight, ok?

Grimes & Born Gold + Special Guests
Doors at 8 • $7/10 • All Ages
The Orpheum: 1915 E. 7th Ave. • Tampa, FL

Monday, March 5, 2012

Mind Spiders


Mind Spiders - On The Radio
Mind Spiders - Fall In Line

I've been listening to the nostalgic yet fresh and fantastic lo-fi garage rock goodness on Meltdown for a few days now, and this lil' baby's got me drooling all over its booming guitar hooks and swirly sci-fi synths and surf-rock swing (that's best listened to while hopped-up on goofballs and bouncing off the walls), so turn up the volume and put this thing on repeat, ok kiddos? I have a feeling you'll prolly end up doing that anyways.

Meltdown is available courtesy of Dirtnap

Gremlins


Gremlins - Louder

This quick lil' tasty-treat of an EP is filled with crunchy, weirdo, mind-fuck psych-pop and it's heavy heavy on the warbles, wobbles, and buzzing, staticky grooves and feedback. And drugs, naturally. So yeah, we like it. A lot. Plus! Gremlins supposedly sports members of both Braids and Toro Y Moi. So there.

Want more? Check out the video for JonBenét, after the jump.

Gremlins is available in its entirety as a name-your-price download, courtesy of Gremlins. Click HERE to get it.