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Archived Since:May 7, 2008

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Watch: Mndsgn - “Camelblues”

Recently, I’ve been making some harsh accusations about these indie-R&B musicians self-swagger-jacking either through two-year old instrumental sounds or being supremely egotistical in their video. Or, if not egotistical, just seemingly repeating what others have done in music videos while singing, which looks like THIS, or a rendition of that photo. Show More Summary

Silk Rhodes announce debut LP for Stones Throw, hopefully involving plenty of Rhodes piano

Rising soul duo Silk Rhodes, a.k.a. singer Sasha Desree and producer Michael Collins, have quite the backstory. Originally from Baltimore, the L.A.-based group turned a 97 Honda CRV into a makeshift recording studio by running a microphone through a loop pedal and connecting it to the car stereo. Show More Summary

? Listen: Radio Shock - Romanse is the Death of Intellect

Pay a visit to Radio Shock and prepare to leave with a few less wires than you had when you entered. When he’s not out there honcho-ing Decoherence Records, shipping you perfectly packed slabs of mind-altering vinyl chaos from the likes of Form A Log and Mincemeat or Tenspeed, Brooklyn’s own Mr. Show More Summary

? Listen: Garment District - Mix for International Tapes

This is real fun: Garment District made a mix for International Tapes! The track listing follows along in the player, and it pans out to be a solid mixture of (seemingly) inspirational tracks for her latest Night People album, If You Take Your Magic Slow. Show More Summary

Drag City reissues Royal Trux’s Pound for Pound, an album about hashtags

It’s almost Halloween, and in a rather interesting move, Royal Trux are reissuing their album with the least amount of scary sounds, Pound for Pound. Out this week but recorded during the turn of the century, #4# (abbreviation thine own) was the band’s final recorded album before their dissolution in 2001. Show More Summary

Watch: CE Schneider Topical - “Growing Back”

CE Schneider Topical is a collaborative project between Christina Schneider and Zach Phillips. I was already mad stoked to hear this record knowing of the duo’s work backing up fellow experimental pop weirdos like Jib Kidder and Maher Shalal Hash Baz, but man-oh-man are my expectations far surpassed by songs/sounds on Look Who Showed Up Out Here. Show More Summary

? Listen: Ohbliv - LewseJoints The Third

You KNOW just by the first drag of LewseJoints, you were HOOKED two years ago. Then, the long awaited LewseJoints II billowed a looped cloud around every last summer night until… LewseJoints The Third dropped your October into a pile of leaves. Show More Summary

Duppy Gun Productions (Sun Araw and M. Geddes Gengras) to release compilation via Stones Throw

Two L.A. jammers — Cameron Stallones a.k.a. Sun Araw and M. Geddes Gengras — have taken their underground cred and done what any easygoing, moderately successful musicians would do: go to Jamaicaaaa, mon. The two already collaborated with The Congos on Icon Give Thank, which they recorded while living in Portmore, Jamaica. Show More Summary

Premiere: Duppy Gun Prod. - “NINJABIKE NIGHT: KEN’S WILDFLOWER [Who Is Your Manager?] (GANGNAM REMIX)”

Duppy Gun has always been a unique experiment, beginning more or less by chance after RVNG Intl. approached future co-founder Cameron Stallones about doing a collaborative album as part of RVNG’s “FRKWYS” series. To make a very long story short, RVNG soon had Stallones and frequent collaborator M. Show More Summary

Major labels told to get off SoundCloud’s cloud: negotiations on revenue stall

SoundCloud’s move toward being a viable commercial enterprise has, according to Digital Music News, hit a snag with the holy trinity of major labels: Universal, Sony, and Warner, apparently not happy to be receiving a smaller piece of the revenue pie they’re used to. Show More Summary

Watch: Beem - “Color Separated” w. Peder

Like being in the biggest crayon box in the world, stuffed with every color imaginable, Beem is here to take refracted light and flip it in a way that was once humanly unimaginable. In short: “Color Separated.” Shorter: this video! Animated...Show More Summary

Noise fans rejoice as Jason Lescalleet embarks on punishing monthly release schedule for the indefinite future

U2 and Apple might have unlocked a backdoor to your hard drive in a genius/stupid marketing gimmick to force music down your throat, but Jason Lescalleet is adopting a much more subtle approach. Starting from right now, Lescalleet is releasing an album per month via his Bandcamp site. Show More Summary

? Listen: E+E - “Space-Waste Drain Hole Song”

“The need to give voice to suffering is the condition of all truth. For suffering is the objectivity which weighs on the subject; what it experiences as most subjective, its expression, is objectively mediated.” Music is about connection,...Show More Summary

Recondite feels Iffy, possibly nauseous about a world without techno

Berlin-based producer Recondite has some news for you, and in an alternate world, this would mean abandoning the denotation of his moniker and announcing a brand-new soap opera starring Lorenz Brunner himself as every major character — where he gets to divulge his inner thoughts and feelings in hugely dramatic ways. Show More Summary

Premiere: Soft Vision - “Walpurgisnacht”

I received a digital copy of Soft Vision’s newest EP (out October 20 on Hi-Definition) and listened to it back-to-back-to-back. This sorta music is typically NOT what I listen to, but I get the odd sense that Soft Vision doesn’t listen to the sorts of music they make. Show More Summary

Azar Swan announce new LP And Blow Us a Kiss on Zoo Music. Now bring on the goth kisses!

The ranking of kisses, blown or otherwise. 4. Mother’s kiss. 3. Cool kiss. 2. Super kiss. 1. Goth kiss. The above results were found in a survey of 20,000 young kiss-experts. Each participant in the survey was given an advance copy of electro-industrial group Azar Swan’s new album And Blow Us a Kiss, out October 28 on Zoo Music. Show More Summary

Cerberus: Shredded Nerve - Retention

By Jspicer on Oct 14 2014 Bothered by flying gnats and assailing pests? Try Retention by Shredded Nerve. Yes, Retention’s steady dose of metallic smacks and competitive wings-in-air repetition will be guaranteed to make you embrace the natural noises of your hovel. Show More Summary

Feature: Hopscotch Music Festival 2014

by SCVSCV • October 2014 I’ve attended hopscotch every year since its inauguration in 2010. It’s been amazing seeing the fest morph into a flaming sword of experimentalism in the minds of ravenous South-easterners and bloggers alike....Show More Summary

James Blake announces undergrown North American tour

I gather that he’s somewhat of an introspective fellow, so Texans, just assume that your time will come, even though the short North American tour that James Blake just announced totally neglects to make up for the dates that were previously postponed and then cancelled. Show More Summary

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