Punk rock. you remember what that sounded like right? Honest to god “Don’t Give A Fuck” muther fucking punk rock. Cerebral Ballzy fill the void. Watch “Dont Tell me What To Do” and if you’re not pre-ordering the record by the end of it you’re soft. It’s out July 26th via Williams Street Records – Adult Swim‘s record label.
Steffaloo, aka SoCal native Steph Thompson, has collaborated with the likes of Blackbird Blackbird, Germany Germany, Sun Glitters, and Billy Comfort. We were completely won over by her debut offering “Meet Me In Montauk” – a sundrenched collection of simple love songs that showcased a smoky whistful voice that is just oh so perfect for lazy Saturdays at the beach.
We are so pleased to announce that our lil’ label JAXART Records will present Steffaloo’s first ever release on vinyl – an all new single featuring “On Fire” – a stripped-down haunting ballad with b-side “The Red Runs Free” featuring Pandit – who provided a beautiful wash of surreal guitar for the release.
Only 300 copies of this debut 7 inch will be made on custom marbled 7 inch vinyl. No two records will be the same and they will come in a kaleidoscope of colors! Each record will come with a digital download including an exclusive Sun Glitters Remix. Pre-Order right here.
I dont know what is is about John Maus that just does it for me. The once Ariel Pink collaborator just unleashed his new video for “Head For The Country” on to the world. Modulating vocals and Robocop. I think if youre from another planet you will totally love this video. I’m from Mars (By way of Utah) so I totally love it.
I feel like most of the time the LA music world has their collective heads buried too far in the sand to recognize when something awesome is about to happen right in our own backyard. Certain bands seem to get blown up to “local celebrity status” while others sneak in quietly and burst on to the scene on an international level. Which begs the question – Is it better to be well known within the LA music world or well known outside of LA first?
Well ladies and gentlemen – You are about to know all about Electric Guest. Not because I’m telling you – but because your best friend’s little sister with an ear to the indie ground in Denver, CO is going to hear about it before you and tout it as the next big thing. You’ll probably ignore the murmurs until you see the band mentioned on Pitchfork or NME and claim you’ve been there from the very beginning. Stop being such a snob. You seriously don’t want to be that guy.
Electric Guest is the brainchild of Asa Taccone and Matthew Compton. If Asa looks strangely familiar it’s because he is no spring chicken to the music world at large. It wasn’t too long ago that his brother – Jorma of The Lonely Island fame, asked Asa to help write a track for an SNL Digital Short. Perhaps you may have seen it. The track even went on to win an EMMY.
People will no doubt compare them to MGMT and Broken Bells. They marry psychadelic rock, pop, and R&B to wonderful effect. Some of the catchiest tracks I’ve heard all year. Stream 4 tracks below. The band have only played two shows so far with another one lined up at 3 Clubs on June 29th.
This song was just so perfect for a rainy day I just can’t help but share. Echo Lake hail from London. This beautiful track is loaded with echoing reverb, gorgeous vocals, and overal has a wonderful cleansing tone. “Another Day” is the new single from Echo Lake’s new 7 inch which will is due out July 18th on No Pain In Pop. Seriously, this is guaranteed to please.
FMLY premiered Kid Infinity‘s new video for “The End Is Never Now” today. The video features a compilation of footage shot of the band performing 3 guerilla shows during FMLY Ride – a monthly event where 500+ bikes descend on Los Angeles and attend show im empty alleys, parking lots, and under bridges. It was a fucking party for sure. Watch the video above and download the track for free below via soundcloud.
I had the privledge of seeing James Blake at the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetary last night. The crowd was stunned silent by the sheer level of musicianship presented on stage during the stripped down intimate show. I’m so grateful when true musicians get the opportunity to share their gift to the world – especially in an age where hype and a good publicist seem to get you far.
Yuck performed “Get Away” yesterday on Later With Jools Holland. Watch the video above. Just in case you weren’t already obsessed or felt your adoration slipping. This video should cinch things up nicely.
Sun Glitters has been on an insane roll lately. Check out his latest two track offering “Think Twice” featuring yet another collaboration with the amazing Steffaloo! This vocals float effortlessly over a steady low end beat. The effective is simply gorgeous. Download “Believe” below.
Can’t get this song by Christian AIDS out of my head. 7 Inch is out today on one of my favorite UK Label Double Denim. “Young Luv” is the b-side to the Manchester duo’s new single. Dark brooding synth wave at its finest. Check it out Below. Order the 7 inch right here.
There isn’t a wealth of information out there yet about Dirty White Lines. I’ve completely fallen in love with their ambient 3 song EP that explores a sonic space fused with 70s lounge music and psychedelic pop.
I can tell you that they are from Canada, will be playing shows soon in Toronto and Montreal, and if you don’t get their FREE ep on Bandcamp you will be kicking yourself. Download “Just Because” and watch the video for the track below.
I seriously CANNOT stop listening to Youth Lagoon. It’s the haunting vocals, the warm spirit, the swelling piano, and on his latest track “Montana” all the aformentioned are present and more. Then the song builds…. and BOY DOES IT BUILD. Music like this makes me giddy.
His debut release “The Year In Hibernation” will be available digitally and on 10″ vinyl July 5th via Juno Beach Records.
Recently the label released a split cassette for Blackhawks and Radiators Girls. The tape is entitled BLACK GIRLS. Blackhawks marry psychedelic folk, lo-fi, and some super trebley guitar to an astonishing pleasant effect. Radiator Girls eerie vocals break way to loud shambolic lo fi pop filled with great energy that reminds me a lot of Ty Segall. We really like this one peeps. Stream the release and buy the cassette on bandcamp.