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Melbourne, Australia native Chet Faker has dropped a new single off his debut EP Terms And Conditions this week. The track, called &quo...
Mandolin master Chris Thile and friends have put out another venture to the boundaries of bluegrass and Americana. The new album was re...
Mimicking Birds are a Portland based trio under the careful watch of Issac Brock and his Glacial Pace recording label. If there is o...
That's right folks! Blockhead has dropped his fifth studio album this week. The LP is called Interludes After Midnight . Here'...
Aside from being hard at work in the studio and touring with Iron Maiden, prog rockers Coheed and Cambria have been nice enough to cut ...
"Acid Wolfpack" is the newest track by dubstep artist Coyote Kisses . This song is just downright awesome, and with a name li...
Philadelphia-based musician, Dylan Sieh aka Tours , has dropped a new single this month called "Grand Lux". Sieh has effortle...
What do you get when Snoop and friends drop some drums and bass over the Super Mario theme song? Good Times. Enjoy!
I had the pleasure of meeting the two lead singers of Paper Thick Walls, Eric and Katie Sunday night at the Poplar Lounge after ...
The Earth is a Man is a Chicago based Instrumental rock band. Their sound has been dubbed as some as "soft math" by being so...
Illiam B Gates just completed a tour of South Africa in September (their spring) for an amazing festival. He ended up writing an (upcoming) EP with Sibot, PH Fat, Jam Jarr and a few other amazing humans.
Youngsta and Gates were both feeling fresh and kicked out a summer jam we call Orange Sky. This one is all good times and good friends, so it's our pleasure to share it with you.
Turn the system up and let's roll...
Much love from ill.Gates, Youngsta and the Cape Town Studio Crew
Instead of trying to come up with my own description of what this thing is it's better to simply let this thing explain itself. Just know that it is awesome and that you should check it out.
"This is an algorithmically-generated map of the musical genre-space.
Genres and artists are positioned by code and data, adjusting for
legibility, but the underlying vectors are less interesting that the
juxtaposition and clusters that they produce, so the axes have been
deliberately left unlabeled and uncalibrated. You are invited to
imagine your own qualities and magnitudes that the geometry might
be expressing. I may occasionally spin the axes just to see what happens.
Click anything to hear an example of what it sounds like.
Click the >> on a genre to see a map of it's artists"
JENI aka Jenny Suk is a rising star on the YouTube front. Not only does she have quite the vocal range, but her production chops are pretty tight too. Here is her cover of SBTRKT's "Wildfire (fet. Little Dragon)" with some Drake thrown in for good measure. Keep an eye on this one.
It could be said that I have a soft spot for really good songwriters, especially those ones who can make a song with brutally realistic yet whimsical lyrics. Dad Rocks! falls right into that category. Their single "Funployment" is one that tells of life and career choices in a light, humorous fashion that I think most people can relate to. Not to mention they have an amazing band name.
With the absence of Jai Paul from the music scene over the past year, sometimes the best a fan can do is get a fresh take on a favorite track. Producer Filip Filipi has taken the wheel on that front with his remix of "Jasmine (Demo)". It's a nice track that stays true to the source material while adding in some hip-hop vocals. Here's to (hopefully) the triumphant return of Jai Paul.
Friday, April 5, 2013
Maximum Hedrum is the name of the band which, most notably, consists of New York based producer/dj Sam Spiegel and Sepultura lead singer Derrick Green. The fusion of New York experimental electronica with Brazilian heavy metal has fostered form a funky futuristic sound that is very much their own. The video listed below is for one of my favorites called "Synthesize" off their self titled album.
The Last Bison continue to impress with the release of their newest effort Inheritance. While doing some research on the album I stumbled across something pretty awesome. I present to you The Last Bison's take on M83's "Midnight City". Enjoy!
I saw this guy last night on "Jimmy Kimmel Live". He has a very interesting and unique voice that is reminiscent of Johnny Cash. Check out his single called "Downwind" and leave a comment to let us know what you think.
If you missed the Big Gigantic show last night at Minglewood, I am here to save the day with a little bit of video for you. The show was solid overall. The lighting set up was almost enough for system overload as there were 2 rows of square LED screens and enough light scaffolding to cave the roof in. Both players put on exceptional performances; however, the drummer especially impressed me with his musicianship throughout the show. I also liked how the sax player talked to the audience enough to keep them engaged and keep the energy levels high. I would definitely go see them again!
Today we have one coming in from across the pond. UK indie rock band Foals has done something pretty sweet with the first single off their new album Holy Fire. "Inhaler" follows the same recipe as AWOLNATION's "Sail" in a lot of ways, and comes with a pretty cool (and slightly NSFW) video too. Have a great day.
Warning: Video may be NSFW
Caught A Ghost has a great retro/soul vibe going on. If they keep it up, you may be looking at the next breakout band in 2013. Check out the "Somehow" video below, and sign up for their mailing list for free downloads.
Downtempo/trip-hop wizard Emancipator dropped his new album Dusk To Dawn a few weeks ago. For those familiar with his body of work this one will fit right in with his past two albums (three if you count last years remix album). For those new listeners, Emancipator is a multi-instrumentalist/DJ who somehow captures soniclly the visual beauty of a slow snowfall. It's the perfect music for a late night in studying or an early morning watching the sun come up. I highly recommend.
In case you missed it, the prog-rock professionals Coheeed and Cambria have released a two disc concept album over the past few months. The albums are called The Afterman: Ascension and The Afterman: Descension. They are true to Co&Ca's typical style while throwing in a few interesting twists. Check out a few of their videos spanning both albums below, and for the true believers out there stop by the official site for their "Inside The Concept" video series to make sense of it all.