Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
"The Music Scene" (Vimeo)
You got to watch this video - its super spectacular. The animation is solid, colorful, a bit mind-boggling and its synchronized to the music across the board. My hat goes off to the animator, A.F. Schepperd.
The music is by Blockhead, a busy producer. He has some solo work, but is most known for his work with Aesop Rock. He produced 9 tracks from the critically acclaimed album Labor Days, and has worked on a total of 8 releases from Aesop Rock. You can download a megamix of his album, The Music Scene, from the record labels website. I'm listening to it right now and its awesome.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Saturday, June 19, 2010
how did i miss this?!? this side project duo has been around for almost a year and i didn't find out about them until today. what an embarrassment. i guess that happens when you never listen to the radio or read pitchfork. oops! broken bells is the project of producer danger mouse and the shin's james mercer. it's exactly what you'd expect from such a combination: greatness. in terms of production, you can expect some similarities to the gorillaz and danger mouse's other projects, but it's all twisted up with an indie + classic rock / oldies feel. the single "the ghost inside," which you can preview or watch the video for below, sounds most eerily familiar to me (listen to that bass and the percussive elements and see if it rings any bells). i'm loving it and you probably will too (if you aren't way ahead of me already).
Friday, June 18, 2010
after a while without any news of a !!! release, i was starting to get antsy. biting my fingers off sort of thing. boom boom boom / pow pow pow / chk chk chk are always touring all over the world, but their website and myspace hadn't really changed since myth takes came out in 2007. well, prepare for the future...
!!! (Chk Chk Chk) - AM/FM (taken from Strange Weather, Isn't It?) by Warp Records (on SoundCloud)
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Breakbot - Baby I'm Yours (feat. Irfane) (Vimeo)
So as you may know - we've featured Breakbot a few times here and with good reason! He's another long-haired Frenchman signed to Ed Banger, but his music is smooth... real smooth. To accompany his track, "Baby I'm Yours ft IRFANE", this video was released last week. Made up of about 2000 watercolor painted images, it's a solid bit of eye-candy. Enjoy.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
god damn, i fuckin love disco texas. here's another track from rockets: it's got the funk-disco guitar, the smoothest of bass lines and some solid beat mashing. this is a 5-course electronic meal. builds are perfectly spread out, not too far apart and not too long either. "club monsieur" makes you feel like you're getting down with chic in a futuristic discothèque. the song has 16th notes on the hi-hat and are those occasional claps i hear? it's got the slow up on the high-eq to a creative bass line that's almost always present, but shifts around throughout the entirety keeping you thinking. at about 3:00 a synth comes in before the final breakdown. this is a house track that has all the elements you're looking for. this is inspiration.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
can you believe it's been since april since we covered lifelike? right now, he's gearing up for the release of his love emulator ep off of the young french label computer science.
Monday, June 7, 2010
KNUCKLES | BLAKE - WHAT I LIKE (Vimeo)
Slow motion relay race through the subways of Paris? Yes please! I can't really find much on this Knuckles guy besides the fact that he is now going by the name Sovnger. And apparently (according to his myspace...) DJs such as Diplo, Breakbot, Etienne de Crecy, and Alex Gopher play his stuff in their sets. He also has a mixtape on soundcloud and posts a new one each month.
And definitely check out the director, Paul Bryan. He has a solid collection of work including same great photographs of people.
oh man oh man oh man. i barely need to say anything at all.
The Naked And Famous - Young Blood (on Vimeo)
become a fan on facebook please.
Sunday, June 6, 2010
i love when i hear good music from bands that started in boston - passion pit, hooray for earth, yes giantess to name a few.
yesterday a friend of mine sent me an email about the boston based duo dubbed space life. they are chris and jeff, they've been friends since high school, and only started their collaboration four months ago. they work well together because they share a lot of interests and take their influences from the same genres (70s funk + disco).
Voyager III (on SoundCloud) you can download it! AND they're working on a music video for this track.
Friday, June 4, 2010
if you haven't heard of neon indian yet, you're really missing out. we first heard of alan paloma (neon indian is one of his projects) when he was a part of ghosthustler (remember "someone else's ride?) that song is fuckin' amazing. we blasted that at parties all the time in 2008. grab it for free off of missingtoof right here.
we were all waiting for ghosthustler to EXPLODE, but the band broke up and alan went on to produce music as VEGA, which is in much of the similar vein as ghosthustler. where he's been most successful is with his work as neon indian - which definitely carries some of the same electro sounds, but it's engineered in a sleep lab with hallucinogens and a dreamy-psychedelic induced future dropped right on top. since his appropriately titled psychic chasms ep release last april (and the lp in the fall), we've been stoked about what's to come next.
Neon Indian - "Sleep Paralysist" Video Directed by Focus Creeps (Vimeo)
very happy it's friday.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
i love being subscribed to mailing lists. it's a huge part of bands marketing to have these lists and facebook groups and twitter and so on and so forth. up until a few years ago i was hesitant to join these lists because i believed that they'd be primarily junk mail, or that they'd sell my email address or whatever. some companies still do that - but i would say that musician's mailing lists are safe and really only reward the fanbase for joining. they grab your email or you become a fan on facebook and you get stuff like free tracks, mixtapes and discounted tickets. point being: signing up is the best choice.
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Birdy Nam Nam - Abbesses (Youtube)
If you like The Avalanches or Kid Koala or DJ Shadow - you will like Birdy Nam Nam. They are four DJs from France and MASTER turntablists. If you can get your hands on their self-titled album - do it!
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
from our favorite australian label (duh) comes ceo, the new project of the tough alliance's eric burgland. i love the new name.