INDIE-POP BAND FROM GLASGOW RELEASES LIMITED EDITION BOX SET AND NEW LP.
In the early 2000’s I first heard the music of husband and wife duo (at the time, there are now two other members), Looper and loved the fresh indie pop the band created. The group is fronted by Belle and Sebastian co-founder Stuart David, his partner visual artist and Musician Kam used to make the videos for B and S in the early days.
The band as a huge catalog and have released a limited edition (only 200 made), 5 Disc box set entitled ‘These things’. The release is home to 58 tracks, plus a 20 page booklet which includes sleeves notes by The Charlatans’ Tim Burgess. A digital copy of the new album ‘Offgrid:Offline’ is also offered with the box set…what an awesome cache of goodness!!
The following video is for the single ‘I’m a photograph’ taken from the new record, it was created by Kam David and features photos sent in for a competion run by looper and Lomography…pretty neato!
BUY ‘THESE THINGS’ BOX SET – HERE
BUY ‘OFFGRID:OFFLINE’ LP – HERE
VIDEO FOR THE SINGLE ‘I’M A PHOTOGRAPH’ FROM THE LP ‘OFFGRID:OFFLINE’ –
KURT VILE – “PRETTY PIMPIN’ (FROM THE LP – B’LIEVE I’M GOIN DOWN’)
New album out September 25th, available for pre-order – HERE
CHASSOL – DOMINOS PART III (FROM THE LP – ‘BIG SUN’)
Debut album out now…this record is a wonderful trip…so many influences…featuring sounds
from India to New Orleans….really fantastic stuff!
BUY – ‘BIG SUN’
MORE INFO – www.chassol.fr
NAYTRONIX – ‘MISTER DIVINE’ (LP OF SAME NAME SET TO DROP OCTOBER 2015)
Love this spacey, surf, cool wave vibe music…looking forward to hearing the rest of the record
which drops on City Slang records in early October…
PRE-ORDER – HERE
GAGGLE – ‘MAKE LOVE NOT WAR’ (ST SINGLE W/ THREE OTHER TRACKS)
This hard hitting single with a sweet 60’s message dropped earlier this spring…I love this gang
of women…always releasing fun, powerful music!
BUY – LOVE NOT WAR
MORE INFO – HERE
OFFSHORE – ‘OFF PEAK’ (SINGLE FROM THE LP OF THE SAME NAME)
Offshore a.k.a Ewan Robertson sadly passed away 2 years ago, his label Big Dada released his last record at the begining of this month…the above video is for the first single from the new release.
All proceeds from the sale of the record go to the Marfan Trust to help others affected by the same condition as this great Musician and Designer.
BUY – ‘OFF PEAK’
MORE INFO – HERE
YES! KILLER NEW EP FROM BLOGGERTRONIX FAVE, MC ‘OPEN MIKE EAGLE’!
It’s been a couple of years since we wrote about Open Mike Eagle and his ‘Rent party extension’ EP, so it was pretty exciting to hear this new release and re-discover his brand of smart, fully aware rap.
The six track release is home to some really tight joints, Mikes flow is brilliant as per usual and there is some sweet sampling afoot, particularly the third track ‘Raps For When It’s Just You And The Abyss’ which features the chorus of a ‘Broken Social Scene’ tune.
The final sign off track entitled ‘Ziggy Starfish (Anti-Anxiety Rap)’ was produced by Gold Panda and features his signature glitchy beats and token excitable energy…very cool.
Unfortunately we slept on his full length record ‘Dark Comedy’ released last year (Yeah…I was a new Mama and blogging didn’t happen so much!) but you can check out that wicked release, home to more of the same conscious greatness as the new EP over – HERE!
Buy the latest EP – HERE!
Oliver Grimball’s much awaited video for the single ‘Exploitation Cantata’
Many moons ago we did an interview spotlight with this pretty nifty artist named Oliver Grimball, an American wordsmith based in Barcelona. Below is the super new video for his single ‘Exploitation Cantata’, taken from his first LP entitled ‘Anodyne Holiday’.
Grimball is currently working on a 2nd album, ‘The Life and Times of Herman Lieserstein’ which is to be release later this year…pretty excited to hear this record, but for now you can check out new music from Mister Grimball over here – https://soundcloud.com/olivergrimball
Oliver Grimball – Exploitation Cantata (Official Video) from High Roller Films on Vimeo.
L.A BASED SPITTER BUSDRIVER RELEASES NEW ALBUM ‘PERFECT HAIR’ AND SOME KILLER SUPPORTING SINGLE VIDEOS.
MOTION LINES IS THE FIFTH SINGLE FROM THE NEW LP ‘PERFECT HAIR’, BUSDRIVER’S NINTH SOLO ALBUM WHICH DROPPED IN SEPTEMBER, ON BIG DADA RECORDS.
THE NEW SINGLE IS A WIRED TRACK THAT’S A LITTLE SPECIAL AS WE GET TO HEAR BUSDRIVER EXERCISE HIS VOCAL CHOPS AND THIS FELLA HAS A SMOKING VOICE!
‘MOTION LINES’ IS AS CLOSE TO AN R&B FLAVORED TRACK AS YOU’RE EVER GOING TO GET FROM THIS ARTIST, AND IT IS DEADLY! WITH IT’S SYRUPY SWEET CHORUS, DEEP GROOVES AND HARMONIOUS BACKING VOCALS…THIS IS A JOINT THAT GETS PLEASANTLY STUCK IN YOUR HEAD.
BUY ‘PERFECT HAIR’ LP – HERE!
PEEP OTHER SINGLE VIDEOS – HERE!
STREAM ‘PERFECT HAIR’ BELOW –
WASHINGTON, DC BASED ‘EX HEX’ RELEASE VIDEO FOR THEIR NEW SINGLE ‘WATERFALL’
TAKEN FROM EX HEX’S NEW RECORD ‘RIPS’, WHICH DROPPED ON MERGE RECORDS EARLIER THIS MONTH, ‘WATERFALL’ IS A SINGLE FEATURING SOME CHOICE 80’S ALT-ROCK, SHREDDY GUITAR RIFFS AND HOLLER ALONG CHORUSES. AND YES, RIOT-GRRRL VIBES ABOUND AS THIS IS THE NEW BAND OF MARY TIMONY (HELIUM/WILD FLAG)!
BUY ALBUM ‘RIPS’ – HERE!
RAYMOND RAPOSA IS BACK WITH MORE HYBRID ELECTRONIC FOLK – ‘DECIMATION BLUES’ LP
Okay, so this album dropped a few months ago, and I should have mentioned it earlier but yeah…life, babies and such happened, and as you may have noticed blog updates have been few and far between….I’m trying to change that though.
So yes, Castanets’ ‘Decimation Blues’ dropped on ‘Asthmatic Kitty Records‘ in mid-August, and I’ve had it on heavy rotation since so I ought to write about it over here quick sharp right?!
What a deadly release! Front man Raymond Raposa has reinvented the Castanets sound once again with this his 6th release. The bands musical style has developed, evolved into something quite unique…a future sound, a space western soundtrack from the future…really experimental and brighter, much lighter then previous ‘Castanets’ releases.
Despite the ominous sounding title there is hope and light in this 12 track record. The album features broad soundscapes, drum machine beats and synth sounds hanging out with haunting analog elements. It is home to everyday life stories, tales of times gone by, with some familiar characters thrown in for good measure. Stories told in the most poignant way, lyrics delivered via Raposa’s signature rusty-croak vocals…Wonderful stuff!
BUY ‘DECIMATION BLUES’ – HERE!
Listen to the track ‘Out For The West’ and check out the simple and yet befitting video for the single ‘Tell Them Memphis’ below –
‘TELL THEM MEMPHIS’ –