Thursday, September 21, 2017

Charlotte Gainsbourg

More good new album news today.  Charlotte Gainsbourg has a new album in the works, "Rest," headed our way in November.  It's her first in seven years, and features Owen Pallett, half of Daft Punk, and Paul McCartney.  Check out the video for "Deadly Valentine" below featuring the artist and Dev Hynes as a couple who spend their entire lives in love with each other.  It's a kind of saccharine sweet, yet beautifully shot companion piece to to the track, a lush and dancey synth pop jam.  Watch below and get the record from Because Music.


Angel Olsen - Special

Good news everyone!  Angel Olsen is set to release a B-sides and rarities collection called "Phases" in November.  Listen to "Special," a tune originally recorded during the sessions for "My Woman" below, and get the album from Jagjaguwar.


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Alice Boman

All about the pretty, dreamy feels this morning, so here's a wonderful new single from Swedish artist Alice Boman.  "Dreams" is floaty, wistful, and yearning, and you should listen to it below, then be sure to cop the 7" here from The Control Group.


Lou Rebecca

Since its inception, Holodeck Records has released a string of excellent and beautiful records and cassettes from a cadre of different artists, and they show no sign of slowing down.  Next January will see the release of the debut, self-titled cassette from Austin-based Parisian Lou Rebecca.  Dreamy, dense, and cinematic, i can't wait to get my grubby little hands on it.  Listen to "Fantome" below.


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

MAINE

Synth soundtracks to films both real and imagined take up a lot of my earspace, and have for years now.  French synthwave artist MAINE takes these horror and sci-fi cues we've all grown to love and distributes them accordingly on new record "V," creating an atmospheric, and sometimes dancey record that twists and turns just like you'd imagine a pretend film it could accompany would.  Listen to "L'autome" below and get the album from Burning Witches.


Monday, September 18, 2017

Björk - The Gate

Anytime we get new music from Björk, it's an event.  Going on 3 decades now, starting with her time in The Sugarcubes, the artist continues to push boundaries and pursue innovations in both sound and vision.  Watch the video for new song "The Gate" below and look for new album "Utopia" in November on One Little Indian.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Venomous Maximus

Well, the Texas/Southern Cal game ended up being way, way better than anyone had anticipated...but the final result was still not in my favor.  So, a little bummed, and i've probably had too much to drink (it is pumpkin ale season after all).  Anyway, here's some psych-infused, horror stoner metal from Houston's Venomous Maximus.  The band's "No Warning" LP is out now (get it here).  Listen to "Spellbound" below.


Saturday, September 16, 2017

RIP Harry Dean Stanton

We lost another icon yesterday, as it was reported that great actor and all around awesome person Harry Dean Stanton left this mortal coil as the age of 91.  Even if you don't recognize the name, you know who he is.  You've seen him in something.  The prolific actor popped up in all manner of film and television, cementing himself to our pop culture in a way few others can replicate.  I'll always remember him for his roles in "Alien," "Escape from New York," "Repo Man," and his recent turn in "Twin Peaks: The Return," but he did so much more.  He's even in "Cool Hand Luke," which instantly makes him cooler than you, cooler than me, and cooler than his many peers in the industry.  And by all accounts, he was an excellent human being to boot.  So, RIP Harry Dean Stanton.  You will be missed by many and matched by none.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Beaches

I really don't know what they put in the water over in Australia, but whatever it is, it certainly makes the continent spew out some of the most fantastic psych rock this world has to offer.  "Second of Spring," the latest from the quintet Beaches, is an album of epic proportions.  Fuzzy guitar wail, sun fried droning energy, and hypnotic garage stomp spread over 17 tracks of psychedelic mayhem, the record is cosmic blast from start to finish.  Listen to the album opening "Turning" below and get the record from Chapter Music.


Living Nudes - Goodbye Lover (Hello Dirt) Alternate Mix

More shameless self promotion from around these parts.  I remixed/reworked the closing track from last month's "My World Exploded" LP.  Give "Goodbye Lover (Hello Dirt) - Alternate Mix" below, and stay tuned for more bedroom recordings in the future, as that's pretty much what i do with my free time now.