Saturday, June 29, 2013

Braids


Braids - In Kind

Here's a lil' four-song tidbit run-up to the upcoming Flourish // Perish long player from Montreal-based avant-garde three-piece Braids (see HERE and HERE for a couple of other related projects that we also like a lot a lot). Think swirling, hypnotic pop experiments with lotsa synth and percussion and lovely vocals that are oh-so precious and delightful, you dig?

In Kind // Amends is available courtesy of Arbutus Records

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Run The Jewels


Run The Jewels - Run The Jewels
Run The Jewels - Banana Clipper (ft. Big Boi)

Yep. Been waiting for this one for a while. After R.A.P. Music and Cancer For Cure, the kinda follow-up collaborative Run The Jewels project features more crushing beat alchemy production skills and big sci-fi beats and furious lyrical duels between mastermind members Killer Mike and El-P, plus contributions by Big Boi, Prince Paul, and others. Does exactly what it says on the tin, and the digital version is downloadable for FREE, to boot.

Run The Jewels is available in its entirety as a FREE download, courtesy of Fool's Gold. Click HERE to get it.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Generationals


Generationals - Durga II
Generationals - Spinoza

The day is finally here. Tomorrow, New Orleans' own Generationals are going to bring the record that is soundtracking out summer to life in hot and sweaty fashion at one of our favorite joints, New World Brewery. If you prefer living in caves and sweatpants, then you might not be a fan of Heza's eternally blissful vocals, a million-times-better-than-an-Instagram-filter dusty beats, and joyous bells and guitar lines, but if you're anything like me, then listening to this record probably makes you want to hop on your bike with a few beers in your system and simply enjoy the breeze and Vitamin D.

* For the locals: Generationals will be performing at New World Brewery tomorrow, and our pals at Suburban Apologist are giving away a pair of tickets and a copy of Heza on clear vinyl, click HERE for details.

Heza is out now, via Polyvinyl Records

Friday, June 21, 2013

Sigur Rós


Sigur Rós - Brennisteinn

This one is a darker, dirtier beast than you might be expecting from your favorite Icelandic space-rock trio, but while Kveikur tends to lean toward a more aggressive and crashing-down-all-around-you sound than the decidedly more whimsical and delicate in nature material from preceding releases, this thing is still just as majestic and gorgeous and uplifting as anything else you could hope for.

Kveikur is available courtesy of XL

Thursday, June 20, 2013

The Child Of Lov


The Child Of Lov - Heal
The Child Of Lov - Owl (ft. DOOM)

Been enjoying these tracks quite a bit, and I think I slept on this one for a little too long (and probably because of that cringe-worthy accompanying artwork, to be honest), and now I kinda feel like a dick about it, 'cause this weirdo Child Of Lov character makes some really groovy, avante garde R&B sounds that are mad swanky and his new self-titled album even sports DOOM and Thundercat appearances amidst all the quirky funk beats and otherworldly mystical shit swirling around everywhere. But I still can't figure out exactly what's happening on that cover.

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

The Child Of Lov is available courtesy of Double Six

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Portugal. The Man


Portugal. The Man - Creep In A T-Shirt
Portugal. The Man - Evil Friends

Over the past almost decade or so the poppy progsters in Portugal. The Man have been slowly crafting an impressive collection of simmering singalongs and ridiculously infectious melodies, so it shouldn't be too surprising that the brand new, Danger Mouse-produced and polished Evil Friends LP is also an insanely catchy and anthemic psych-sound extravaganza that's probably gonna get itself stuck inside your head for days.

Evil Friends is available HERE

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Boards of Canada


Boards of Canada - Nothing Is Real
Boards of Canada - New Seeds

The collective pair of proverbial trousers worn by the electronic aficionado community got a wee bit tighter when the Scottish duo Boards of Canada announced the impending release of a brand new long-player after, what - eight years since the last one? So yeah, Tomorrow's Harvest is gonna scratch that itch with more tasty sounds from these shadowy, cult-favored ambient beat juggernauts. At least that's what I hear from everyone else not shutting the fuck up about it. Seriously, guys, stop drooling. Ah, who am I kidding? I'm pretty damn excited about it as well.

Tomorrow's Harvest will be released on June 10th, via Warp

Friday, June 7, 2013

Gold Panda


Gold Panda - We Work Nights

The knob-twisting, textural-tronic wizardry on Half Of Where You Live is a bit more restrained than its Lucky Shiner predecessor LP, for sure. But with its hypnotic beats snuggled up, all cozy-like, in an atmospheric, geo-influenced ether, I feel pretty good about saying that it fits rather nicely into the melodic discography of now-Berlin-based producer, Gold Panda. In other words, shit's pretty dreamy.

Half Of Where You Live will be released on June 11th, via Ghostly International

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Mono/Poly


Mono/Poly - The Killers
Mono/Poly - Crew

Even while in the midst of collabing around with fellow Brainfeeders Thundercat and Flying Lotus, producer Mono/Poly still found time to expand on the original Killer B's EP to include even more of his woozy, staggering glitch beats and creeping/crunching low-end rumbles, bleeps, and bloops, plus extra previously-unreleased tracks and bonus remixes. How's that for multi-tasking, huh?

Killer B's Deluxe is available courtesy of Hit + Run