JEL – ‘STEADY’ (FROM THE LP ‘LATE PASS’)
Anticon co-founder Jel dropped his third album ‘late Pass’ this spring..the single ‘Steady’ is the first from the release. Of the album the artist says –
“Sometimes the inspirations came from walking around outside, sometimes they would come from a Boots Riley song,” Jel said. “We’re an easily seduced culture in a twisted tornado of cell phones and information overload. As a response, I kept things a little more minimal. I didn’t want to over do the drums. I wanted to get my point across.”
MORE INFO – www.anticon.com/artist/jel
HUMAN DON’T BE ANGRY – ‘1985’ (FROM DEBUT S/T ALBUM)
Malcolm Middleton’s new project after ‘Arab Strap’ is decidedly more up beat than his previous band, but you can still hear A.S’s signature guitar riffs. ‘Human Don’t Be Angry’s self titled debut record, was released earlier this summer and the above video was for the first single ‘1985’.
BUY – ‘HUMAN DON’T BE ANGRY’
ALGIERS – ‘BLOOD’ (FROM THE LP ‘
Raging guitars, soulful vocals, deep dark stuff! The above video is for the 7″ single release ‘Blood’ dropped by Atlanta, Georgia native musician’s Algiers. The band dropped their debut self titled album on Matador Records earlier this year…and currently split their time between New York & London.
BUY – ALGIERS LP
MORE INFO – www.facebook.com/Algierstheband
THE HIGHEST ORDER – ‘STARE DOWN THE BARREL OF TODAY’ (SINGLE)’
‘The Highest Order’ is another project of Toronto’s Simone Schmidt whom we wrote about in 2009 with her band ‘One Hundred Dollars’ and a few years later with the solo project ‘Fiver’. This woman has some fierce pipes! A truly mesmerizing voice that features prominently with ‘The Highest Order’, along side some gloriously twangy guitar playing.
The above video was directed by Simone too…using footage from over 10 years of mini DV camera recording…what a trip! In regards to the lyrics Schmidt says – “Lyrically, it’s definitely about feeling ruled by ambivalence – the state of feeling conflicting feelings simultaneously,”
BUY SINGLE – STARE DOWN THE BARREL OF TODAY
BUY DEBUT LP – ‘IF IT’S REAL’
MORE INFO – www.highest-order.com
MAJICAL CLOUDZ – ‘SILVER CAR CRASH’
Montreal’s Devon Welsh is the founder of Majical Cloudz. He produces and preforms his personal, minimalist electronic music with the help of Matthew Otto. The duo also produced and directed the above video for the single ‘Silver Car Crash’, a track taken from their upcoming sophomore, which drops on October 16th.
PRE-ORDER LP – ARE YOU ALONE?
MORE INFO – MATADOR ARTIST – MAJICAL CLOUDZ