Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Neighbor is a lo-fi garage punk band from Austin that features strong sing-a-long hooks and scuzzy melodies. Definitely the band to go see with a bunch of your buddies and go wild at. I can imagine their live shows are pretty ridiculous. This is their 6 song demo tape, which is a pretty clear picture of what direction they might go in with their more fleshed out release. Heavy pop-punk influence. Check them out!
Monday, March 28, 2011
The amazing psych-rock/drone shoegazer from Miami just launched his new site and is offering a deluxe edition of his amazing LP for FREE! It includes 4 bonus tracks on top of the already mind melting gems he's engraved on vinyl. Check it out!
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Like some obscure, foggy 80's cassette found at a random garage sale, this release by Maria Minerva is sure to surprise a few of you out there. With an other-worldly voice that you can get lost in, Maria Minerva makes ethereal dream pop that weaves droning soundscapes and a slow 80's pop aesthetic together and it's amazing! At times resembling Witch House sans the bull shit behind said genre, Maria takes everything Witch House established a step further by actually making good music. I recommend you guys to check this out even if you're not into the whole hazy, lo-fi, electronic-drone thing.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
What I hold here in my hands (pictured above and at the end of this post) is the Solace Media Corporation's Rare Rarities Cassette compilation which I purchased for a reasonable price considering the amount of work put into the packaging - but I'll discuss that later.... first, lets focus on the music.
It's two cassette's long of, for the most part, harsh noise/drone and sound clips. Endless soundscapes of ritualistic occult gibberish and dark brooding atmospheres. I'm not actually very knowledgeable on the whole experimental noise scene (nor am I that big of a fan) but I always find myself coming back to SMC's releases and listening to them - the more mantra-like songs are pretty trance inducing and catchy. Somewhere buried deep within this release (it's so long that I'm not even sure it's on these cassettes) are a few (or just one) hip-hop song(s).
The packaging, which completely adds to the overall experience and aura of all SMC releases is amazingly creepy. Riddled with a bunch of spanish Jehovah Witness pamphlets and miscellaneous comic book shreds the mildew smelling packaging makes it feel like you're holding some sort of Illuminati grimoire. The packaging alone is worth buying SMC's products - but it does help that the music is really interesting.
SMC is constantly putting out web-only releases for free and even expanded the spectrum of SMC products to include a comedy series and a how-to series....
Check them out below and buy yourself a one of a kind release.
Friday, March 4, 2011
Weirdo free-form organ instrumentals for those of you into that whole broken jazz kind of thing. Pretty somber stuff and not what I expected when I heard free-form....I suppose I'm more used to the noise-drone/broken jazz that NotNotFun and Night People release on their labels. All and all it's a nice listen.
Check out his bandcamp to download the release; http://jjemmeiii.bandcamp.com/