Skeechie Skeechy Bryan of Casino Gardens, Dolphin Tears, etc., and Colin of World Series has teamed up with Roberto Clemente Rookie Card to bring us a set of corrugated collectibles under the name, Rollerblade. This limited-to-50, handmade, cardboard jewel case houses an all-star Skeechie Skeechy Bowley Ball CD-R package, consisting of a 16(ish)-minute track and two bonus singles (below). You can find the digital version out now on Bandcamp but expect the CD-R to drop in a few days on the new RCRC label, Ailanthus Recordings.
In addition to that, Bryan's expected to drop another CD-R on the label, Beer on the Rug for the [just] digitally released album, Reflections on Waterfront Property, under the moniker, Dolphin Tears, in a limited edition of 30. This also includes a poster by this bowley-ball-blader-babe, himself.
Here's a video for the release.
And in other Bryan F. newz: Bryan confirmed that the name, Simulation Fucked—that's been floating around—is, in fact, his new Art/Poster and CD-R label that he plans to use for self-releases, as well as ones of his friends.
Lastly—though, I could go on—here's a little preview of an upcoming Casino Garden's split cassette, due out in a few months (more details to come).
Using footage from one of my favorite live videos from the 60s, The Temptations - My Girl (which you may have already spotted at Coco's bday party), as well as some other timeless b&w film, Zak Mering, aka Raw Thrills, brings us an up-to-date Joe Meek-inspired classic. Well, kind of... this was actually recorded in 2009 but he just decided to dig deep into his music archives and unearth this love gem.
Ryan Howe, formerly known as the artist, Luke Perry, and member of Greatest Hits, just dropped his debut deluxe LP under the name, Punks on Mars (on his label Ratgum). Here's a little preview of what this glittery space-craft has in-store 4u.
NOTE: $10 (+ shipping) will also land you a teen dream poster for your locker or bedroom.
Spotted this new Featureless Ghost vid over at GOTC. This is off their new LP, New Moods, which just dropped yesterday on Double Phantom. This is currently available as a free download or as a 'pay what you want' over at Bandcamp.
Camouflaged in a disco, jungle suit, Jorge Torrens (aka Milky Sway) becomes the first predator to pounce his way onto Relentless Noisemaker territory with a special, exclusive guest mix. This sleek and stealthy 45-minute set is roaring with heart-throbbing, star-lit, safari adventures and a new—and very early—Halloween Dream Team, jam banger by him and his tigress, Mandy Pixley (aka Candy Starlight).
Over the past year, Jorge has had many self-releases, as well as a couple from AMDiscs, under the names, Port City (with Brooklyn friend, Prince Panther) and Milky Sway (often sighted with Candy Starlight)—all of which I have followed very closely, so I am super psyched to honor him with the first-ever guest spot and present you with this mixx.
"Now that's the beat"
1. Su Kramer - Magic Dance
2. Milky Sway & Candy Starlight - Halloween Dream Team
3. Firefly - Love is Coming
4. Premiere Classe - La Fille Qui Rit
5. Klein & MBO - Wonderful
6. Codek - Me Me Me
7. Blackway - New Life
8. Blackway - Music for Us
9. Premiere Classe - Poupee Flash
10. Sphinx - Collision
11. Claude Larson - Telex
12. Slang - Turn Me On
Riding in under layers of coconut-colored zinc and drifting along the bubbly, wet walls of Jerzzy's [new] hypnogogic sea, one of my fav vocalists, Joseph Black, makes a return this month, with the release of Honeydrum's latest EP, Pleasures of the Sun.
Known for their consistently catchy melodies and the often deep and seductive vocals of their frontman (Joe Black), Honeydrum has slightly disguised themselves behind a new set of Black shades and a sun-filtered surf set on their longest release to-date.
These guys are set to release their album next Friday on AMDISCS (with a show to follow in Brooklyn the next day). Check their first two singles below.
In the latest unveiling of Alice Cohen's majical creations, we get another motion collage masterpiece—this time, accompanied by the collaborative efforts of Devon Blair Welsh, Matthew E. Duffy and Claire Boucher of Grimes.
With a few lovely releases behind us, London's Still Corners is set to drop their debut full-length, Creatures of an Hour, October 10th and their Cuckoo 7" July 4th. Watch and listen to this single below.
Video by the one and only Fabien Le Gourrierec
Pre-order available now on Rough Trade. MP3 courtesy of The Line of Best Fit.
The time has come to seek shelter and find protection: We Must Become The Pitiless Censors Of Ourselves finally invades/heads for our countries next week (in Europe and the UK: June 27th on Upset The Rhythm and in North America: June 28th on Ribbon Music).
Before there was Eleven Pond, there was RED VIOLET RED. Jeff Gallea has just made some of these more hard-to-find 1985 tracks available for streaming on SoundCloud, as well as a collection of others from his more widely known band, Eleven Pond. Check out a few of them below, in addition to the first track Eleven Pond has recorded in twenty-three years. (!)
Drop your dawg and git your mit ready, here comes a slammerrr.
Some of youz sports fans mighta already caught Colin Field's Episodes of El Niño last week on the new, heavy-hitter label, Beer on the Rug but if not, you best 'round the plate n head on ova to Bandcamp and git yourself a listen.
Gotta thank my buddy Dave for pitching this one (he hangs out at the Stadium up the street).
Accented by a dim light and the smell of second-hand smoke on my skin, this song caught me at the cusp of consciousness, late in the evening. Lost amongst my own memories, I heard Devin ("The Serpent" Ruben Perez) playing this song in the other room—repeating it, until we all slowly faded along with it. It made the best night cap (thanks Devy).
The Memories are a Portland, Oregon band made up of White Fang and BOOM! members. This is off their debut self-titled release—a 12-track album you should def head over to Bandcamp and listen to (though this track's my fave – I've played it 30 times today).
I feel like it's only a matter of time until Thomas Michael aka Ghibli (and formerly known as Jaded Hipster Choir) starts laying down the musical atmosphere for some really incredible films or artistic productions. While he never loses sight of that jaded experimental pop we know and love in his forthcoming album, Pythia, his gorgeous use of samples paint dramatic scenes I can only envision as being part of a theatrical masterpiece.
Here's a little sample of this upcoming album, which is set to drop June 28th. And while this track just begins to skim over what I described above, just know (in my opinion) the best is yet to come. My personal faves are Societal Finches, Mountain Time, Yr Shade and Landing Spell.
While this couple may not be bumpin' boots on their honeymoon, this track is more than enough to get you to do the horizontal mambo every morning [...day or night]. This one's been on relentless rotation ever since I snagged The Wake wax bundle on Captured Tracks; and I've sort of made it a ritual to "wake up to The Wake" ever since. I'd say it's better than a cup of coffee or a cold shower and it gets me kicking and dancing uncontrollably—even before I turn myself upright for the day (not to mention, it's become THE JAM of the week, right Rez?)
Video by Suburban Batherson. Footage from Gigolo And Gigolette.
In addition to the On Our Honeymoon and the previously mentioned Crush The Flowers 7"s, Captured Tracks is also offering a third double-sided 7", which features two radical tribute tracks from Wild Nothing and Beach Fossils (can't get enough of those either). The first reissue of all three 7s sold out FAST, so WAKE UP, folks, and don't miss their second (and final) run of it. Remember: YOU SNOOZE YOU LOSE.
Here's a recent (and a little more abrasive) cover by Dollchimes.
LA's Kevin Skyler offers more equations of motion than a freakin' physics book. If there's anything that fights the law of gravity, it would be this. Whether you dig floating cosmically in space or love becoming magically displaced (by way of s = .5(u+v)t), there's something here to get your rockets launching, your pistils firing or your mind soaring like a Nerf projectile at the velocity rate of v = u + a(t) whaaaa?
s = the distance between initial and final positions (displacement)
u = the initial velocity (speed in a given direction)
v = the final velocity
a = the constant acceleration
t = the time taken to move from the initial state to the final state
Richie Follin always has a way of igniting me with fiery energy—the kind that makes me feel like whatever it is I'm doing (like...sitting at a computer on a bus) is just not good enough. I always feel like I need to break the cage, jump the fence, jump a roof...jump some rope...whatever. It's the kind of music that makes me wanna rally up, live life and maybe cause a little havoc along the way.
Hey lone rangers! Saddle up and head down the road to Laurel Canyon—a place where the air is dusty, the drinks are stiff and the rolling ranges and rocky peaks fill your periphery (not to mention, it's known for breeding timeless classics...and countless kai-yotes). So, grab a seat and a dirty glass and swig back some jack for this California cowboy!
You can see the tie-dyetumbleweedsa-rollin'(and you'll be wiping dirt outta dem ears 'n' nostrilzz in no time).
Laurel Canyon Dreamin' is off Zak Mering's recently released cassette, Raw Thrills and his Chain Gang (which I had the fun privilege of designing with him). Unfortunately, this limited cassette has already sold out on Sixteen Tambourines; so you'll either have to bribe your friends or wait for this broncobuster to lasso up some new ones. Giddy-up!
We all know Jem's truly outrageous (truly, truly outrageous). Here's a new video from Jorge Torrens (also see Port City) for Milky Sway, Cosmic Touch—which features a great clip from one of her obviously outrageous episodes. Oddly enough, I've been singing Jem all day...
This track is off the album, Sexy Casual. Grab it on Bandcamp
Unlike a lot of other retro-style videos that have been surfacing, this one pops with so much color that its polished appearance becomes truly hypnotic (I don't even have the right words for it, really). As much as I love the faded retro-look (can't express that enough!), it's refreshing to see this new style come about by the bold (and dare I say—beautiful?) Boldtron brothers.
I've watched this a few times, and I'm definitely not going to stop there—I'm so blown away by this!
This is off heRobust's album, Albumin. Stream the entire thing on his Bandcamp or download it for free over on the Saturate Records' page.
What we have here is a case of bribery! Someone (Nolan) has asked me to link to Peirce Brosnan's wiki page somewhere in this post in exchange for a tape. Well, while I already have the album (and don't need to use up your precious resources, bb), I thought this would be fun. So, somewhere in this post, you will find the grand gateway to all the Brahz trivia you could ever imagine—in addition to some other random stuff along the way.
Did you find it yet?? Maybe it's in Da Bowties Pasta? Dig deep now, Cooltombs is dishing up a whopping 100% of it Olive Garden style; so you can forget about that fancy Friday feast tonight and dine on this instead!
Cooltombs' debut album is currently available on Bandcamp as a name your price (and apparently, there are tapes, too!) Email Nolan if you want one...you won't regret it. Or maybe you will? Depending on what's at stake!
Another hypnagogic, or to some (ahem), h-pop track for you to check out. This one is off an upcoming Skeehn release for Wir Sind Keine Eltern; and if you're like me, and are only skilled in the English language (let's be honest here), that means, We Are Not Parents (or so my google translater claims). Here's the new video for Wir Bleiben Nicht Alle—though, it's a bit shorter than the EP version below.
This will be released in late May, so keep an eye out.
La Big Vic's latest, which they just debuted, and I can't stop watching (with and without my eyes closed!), is currently only available in video form—pixelated video collage form, to be exact. Their full-length, Actually, actually drops May 10 on Underwater Peoples, so get after it; and get after this.