Thursday, April 26, 2012

Electric Guest


Electric Guest - This Head I Hold
Electric Guest - The Bait

This Danger Mouse produced LP by electric-soul-pop duo Electric Guest is a punchy/bassy/bouncy (and all of those other bright descriptors that might translate into a fun and funky lil' romp) throwback listen that's got us hand-clapping/foot-tapping to its breezy beats and plunkity piano, and singing along (occasionally), all carefree fan-boy style... Which is a little weird, we know.

Want more? Check out the video for American Daydream, available after the jump.

Mondo is available courtesy of Downtown Records and Electric Guest

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

El-P


El-P - The Full Retard
El-P - Drones Over BKLYN

Been looking forward to this one for a looong time, 'cause it's been (interrupted only by an occasional mixtape), what? - five years since I'll Sleep When You're Dead? So let's get obnoxious with it as beat alchemist El-P returns, all chomping at the bit and vengeful-like, with Cancer For Cure (helped along by guests Mr. Muthafuckin' Esquire, Danny Brown, Killer Mike, Despot, and Nick Diamonds), featuring the always impressive and delightfully disturbing rhymes of a madman producer who's well versed in paranoia flecked eschatology theory and a healthy home-grown distrust in everything. Plus! Extra doom and don't-give-a-fuck beats everywhere, natch.

Cancer For Cure will be released on May 22nd, via Fat Possum

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Death Grips


Death Grips - I've Seen Footage
Death Grips - The Cage

FUCK YES for Death Grips and The Money Store and all of the anything-goes frenzied noise swirling around on this thing... Think cyber warlord style, avant-core computer chip-hop (wha?) - all aggressive and paranoid, buzzing, hissing, and booming. This is panic and discord and upheaval, kiddos. Let's hear it for violence.

The Money Store is available courtesy of Epic and Death Grips

Monday, April 23, 2012

Here We Go Magic


Here We Go Magic - Make Up Your Mind
Here We Go Magic - How Do I Know

Here We Go Magic creates dreamy, hypnotic melodies that are steeped in a kind of delicate, subtle sweetness usually reserved for much more, well… reserved acts - something that HWGM is anything but. More interesting yet is the Brooklyn band's uncanny ability to fully transform some of our pals (and we're talking about bearded, grown-ass men) into swooning lil' fanboys, and all it takes is a brand new album of graceful/groovy tracks to do so.

A Different Ship will be released on May 8th, via Secretly Canadian

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Lou Ragland


Lou Ragland - So Dam Funky
Lou Ragland - Understand Each Other

It's a box set of the prolific songwriter who excelled in many modes of soul. It's 3 LPs of his early stuff - all arguably on par with Motown, but much more conceptual. His first LP is a mix of stripped down vocal numbers and instrumentals, which would have been rare in 1971. Also included is his "spiritual soul" second LP, Understand Each Other, an unreleased live LP, and many other unreleased/rare sides. It's a great package highlighting an artist who's been shorted his due, not unlike what Numero's done with Syl Johnson; deeply steeped in funk and soul.

I Travel Alone is available courtesy of Numero Group

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Night Beats: Tonight!

Night Beats

Get ready, guys, this show is bound to tear you a new one if you're not careful. Featuring west coast by way of Austin rockers Night Beats (see us slobber over 'em HERE), local sweethearts The Florida Kilos, and Orlando peeps (who are always ready to party) Wet Nurse (and if you're in the mood, we encourage you to stroll on over to the Bricks 'cause we'll be drinking and playing tunes all night long, per usual). So yeah, big wet kisses all around on this one, guys.

Night Beats, The Florida Kilos & Wet Nurse
Doors at 8:00 • $8 • 21+
New World Brewery: 1313 E. 8th Ave. • Tampa, FL

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Black Mountain


Black Mountain - Mary Lou
Black Mountain - Tyrants

We couldn't pass this one up, now could we? A post-apocalyptic-ish surf-flick score compliments of experimental psych-rock powerhouse Black Mountain (consisting of half previously-released and half brand-fucking-new material) that's just as mind-alteringly weird and dramatic and wonderful in practice as it is in theory? Um, yes please!

Want more? Check out the trailer for Year Zero, after the jump.

Year Zero: The Original Soundtrack is available courtesy of Jagjaguwar

Monday, April 16, 2012

Night Beats


Night Beats - Puppet On A String
Night Beats - War Games

Yeah, let's go ahead and give the young men in Night Beats a proper shout-out (especially considering just how much we've been rocking their self-titled debut release, while getting all excited to see them perform it live*) and make up for lost time by showing some extra love for their sexy style of down-and-dirty, no-holds-barred, psychadelic/garage-rock raucous, and all official-like this time.

* For the locals: Night Beats will be performing on Thursday, April 19th at New World Brewery in Ybor City

Night Beats is available courtesy of Trouble In Mind Records

Friday, April 13, 2012

Battles


Battles - Futura (The Alchemist remix)
Battles - Rolls Bayce (Hudson Mohawke remix)

As you'd probably imagine, as eclectic as the originals already are, the Gloss Drop beats get a whole lot more interesting when reinterpreted by a slew of Battles' lil' buddies (including The Field, The Alchemist, Shabazz Palaces, Kode9, and plenty more), all remixed/reworked and served up fresh and hot and delicious. Originally released as a series of four EP installments over the last few months, this is the entire collection, y'all, so dig in.

Dross Glop will be released on April 17th, courtesy of Warp

Monday, April 9, 2012

Hundred Waters


Hundred Waters - Visitor
Hundred Waters - Me & Anodyne

Charming, melodic goodness on this lil' self-titled album, courtesy of the lovely pack of G-ville folks also known as Hundred Waters. Locals who were smart enough to see these peeps when they performed at the March installment of the Rock The Park monthly concert series are probably already well acquainted with this multi-instrumental quintet's sparkling sounds. If not, think dreamy, whimsical indie-pop with layers of orchestral-like arrangements, atmospheric textures, and organic-vs-digital harmonies.

The Hundred Waters full-length is available courtesy of Elestial Sound

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Black Dice


Black Dice - Pinball Wizard
Black Dice - Pigs

Well, look at that. Black Dice is finally resurfacing after hiding away for a few years and experimental music (noise) nerds everywhere are undoubtedly getting uncontrollable boners over the impending release of the brand new Mr. Impossible full-length. Think genre-molesting sci-fi psilocybin-sounds, back-alley feral android sex, and viral-vocoder anthems... How very satisfyingly bizarre, as always. Which means you probably won't like it.

Mr. Impossible will be released on April 10th, via Ribbon Music

Friday, April 6, 2012

Yppah


Yppah - Blue Schwinn
Yppah - Film Burn (ft. Anomie Belle)

Oh man. Listening to the shimmery summertime soundtrack that is the new Eighty One long-player is getting me all giddy and hopped-up on a weird surge of serotonin from all these feel-good electronic beats/glitches and fantastic ethereal melodies (plus dreamy guitar and synth combos, spaced-out samples/scratches, and gorgeous guest vocals strewn about), and I'm fairly sure that fans of other like-minded atmospherically adept musicians/producers will feel pretty good about Yppah as well.

Eighty One is available courtesy of Ninja Tune

Thursday, April 5, 2012

The Men


The Men - Turn It Around
The Men - Open Your Heart

The Men create loud and noisy and genre-defying whatever-you-wanna-call-it-rock that's filled with lovely distortion/melody/more distortion combos and turn-on-a-dime, crashing-down-all-around-you reverb, feedback, and good ol' rock 'n' roll riffage. But don't try to pigeonhole, 'cause Open Your Heart is a weird, wild ride with a ton of unpredictable twists and turns along the way, and these dudes do a fantastic job of making sense outta all of that glorious chaos.

Open Your Heart is available courtesy of Sacred Bones

Monday, April 2, 2012

We Were Promised Jetpacks: Tonight!

We Were Promised Jetpacks

Um, Scottish indie outfit We Were Promised Jetpacks plus midwestern rock duo Bad Veins, guitar-pop blokes New Cassettes, and a couple interesting extra bonus features? (like Liquid Jesus peeps slinging tracks in between sets) Oh man, oh man. Need I say more? Please excuse my brevity, but methinks this one is gonna be a lot of fun.

We Were Promised Jetpacks & Bad Veins + Special Guests
Doors at 8 • $12/15 • All Ages
Crowbar: 1812 N. 17th St. • Tampa, FL

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Zerolex


Zerolex - Onironaute (Superpoze remix)

This remixed/reworked glitchy, crunchy, WTF-beat extravaganza courtesy of French soundsmith Zerolex and pals is one very weird/wonky/woozy walk (or drunken stumble, if you prefer) that's chock full of futuristic, meandering instrumental beats and plenty of weirdo bleeps, bloops, and chirps thrown in for good measure.

Musique Ré-Apprivoisée is available in its entirety as a name-your-price download, via Zerolex. Click HERE to get it.