A couple of weeks ago Jordan aka Mutual Benefit sent over a new compilation he put out on his small Kassette Klub label entitled its time for music!. I had listened to it, and loved it. Then, as I often do, I forgot about it – probably because of the massive daily influx of new music. For shame!!! This comp is superb! It featured a ton of good bands and quite a few I had not heard before. The whole (free) comp is put together with contributions of Mutual Benefit, Burywood, Michael Jordyn and Greg, This Horn of Afrika, Sleep Good, and Share-a-tories. My personal favorite tracks (at this time) are the two from Burywood, the solo project of Austin’s Philip Woodbury . Check those tracks out right now:
mp3: Burywood – Denton Desert Island
mp3: Burywood – The Storm (The Applause)
You can stream more from Burywood on his Bandcamp. Meanwhile pick up the full comp here.
Kassette Klub Links: Website | Tumblr | Bandcamp
Burywood Links: Myspace | Bandcamp | Last.fm
Over the long weekend I finally had enough time to explore some sites that I always forget to go to on the regular. One of those sites is the fabulous Beko Digital Singles Label_, a place where so much fab (and free) music exists all for the greater good – to wreck your ears. This is proven with their new collaborative compilation with AMDiscs. This comp is soooo friggin’ amazing! Its got stunners from C V L T S, Keep Shelly In Athens, Courtship, Mellow Grave, Teams, WALSH, LORD BOYD, and more. The ones that are currently killing me softly are from New Zealand’s Golden Axe and Mexico’s DannielRadall. Check them:
mp3: Golden Axe – Sexual Angel (feat. Princess Chelsea)
mp3: Ghost Animal – In Your Room (Golden Axe remix)
mp3: DannielRadall – Love Is You
Get the full two disc compilation on Beko DSL’s website.
Its almost Christmas and Baltimore’s Celebration have just about wrapped up releasing their stunning Hello Paradise LP (out soon via Friends Records). If you’ve been paying attention to this blog you’ll know how engrossed I am with this album. They’ve just unveiled one new section entitled “Junky” – a song with a vibrant pulse, booming bass, and of course strong vocals from Katrina Ford. The track was premiered a few days ago as a part of Bmore Musically Informed‘s BALTIMORE 2010 mixtape.
mp3: Celebration – Junky
I’d also like to add that this BALTIMORE 2010 mixtape is simply outstanding. Way to go Brett! Thanks for reminding the world that Baltimore’s music scene is friggin killer. As evidenced by this song (which is on the mix):
mp3: Future Islands – In the Fall (featuring Katrina Ford)
The mix features Celebration, Future Islands, Happy Family, The Art Department, Winks, Sri Aurobindo, Weekends, Lands & Peoples, RUN DMT, Teenage Souls, Beach House, Dustin Wong, Dope Body, Lower Dens, Height With Friends, Wye Oak, Mickey Free, Holy Ghost Party, Secret Mountains, Double Dagger, DJ Dog Dick, Ami Dang, Dead Drums, Raindeer, INEVERYROOM, and Lexx. That’s friggin massive. Go get it here.
I found myself continually going back to a seriously good compilation put together by GETOFFTHECOAST (Jheri Evans) and Dwight Pavlovic of Royal Rhino Flying Records (and their new label Crash Symbols) called Dope Mountain Fuck. Its full of fuzzed out, blissed out, blessed out, fleshed out, flushed out, tripped out, tapped out tunes from the likes of Wish, Bummer Sanders, Fox Hands, The Frushtucks, Monster Rally, Mellows, Hear Hums, School Knights, Kohwi, Mutual Benefit, Gay Boiz, SPORTS, Pariah Carey, Pregnant, Foot Village, D/R/U/G/S, Great Beer, Closed Cassette, and Beggars in a New Land. Here’s two of my current faves:
mp3: SPORTS – Mind Has Changed
mp3: Kohwi – Hobbies (ft. Mutual Benefit)
Download the full thing here or purchase it on cassette via Crash Symbols
Hollywood’s Heart Music Group has done it again with its new (and free) compilation, The Tribe. Its jam packed with new music from Baths, Hard Mix, Star Slinger, and Wise Blood. Really really stunning work from all involved. Take a listen to a few cuts:
mp3: Baths – Stupor
mp3: Fol Chen – C/U (Star Slinger Remix)
mp3: Hard Mix – Sacrifices
Get the full download on Heart Music Group’s bandcamp.
Artwork by Thomas Brendan
Compilations come and go and rarely do they leave a big impression on me. Not the case with Collaborations, a new compilation composed of sweet collaborative efforts between some seriously good up-and-comers and unknowns (or unknown to me). The compilation was put together by some of my favorite blogs as of late – The Road Goes Ever On., Stadiums and Shrines, and Dead As Digital. Here’s two of my favorites off of it:
mp3: Seeing Suge (Star Slinger, Emay, Blackbird Blackbird) – Breaking (DEMO)
mp3: Holy Spirits and Gem Club – Fingertips
Here’s the tracklist:
1. Top Girls and Guerre “Melt”
2. Teen Daze and Jaded Hipster Choir “Low Glow”
3. Weed and Foxes In Fiction “Teenage Dream” (Katy Perry Cover)
4. Closed Cassette and Top Girls “For Now”
5. Ghost Animal and Rachel Levy – “We Don’t Care”*
6. Ghost Houses – “Ritual”
7. Holy Spirits and Gem Club – “Fingertips”
8. Seeing Suge (Star Slinger, Emay, Blackbird Blackbird) – “Breaking (DEMO)”
9. Pepepiano and Warm Waves – “Air”
10. Gay Boiz (Kumon Plaza and Rachel Levy) – “High Level Alchemy”
11. Star Slinger and Pandit – “Self Love”
Pretty stellar line up, huh? And they all kick a$$ majorly.
Treat yourself to the Collaborations cassette right here. Stream or download it here.
Artwork by Nathaniel Whitcomb of Think Or Smile
If you live in Los Angeles then you are in for a treat on August 17th when Heart Music Group will present an amazing show (at Thesex – Warehouse) featuring performances from Teen Daze, Blackbird Blackbird, Light Pollution, Baths, Gobble Gobble, and Kites Sail High. A friggin AMAZING line up of bands that have been posted on this blog at some point in recent history (except for Kites Sail High).
If you don’t live in LA, you will not be left with nothing because Heart Music Group has also put together a stellar compilation composed of unreleased tracks from each band performing. The comp is called <3 and its FREE. Download it here. Meanwhile take a listen to some of my favorites:
mp3: Baths – Nordic Laurel
mp3: Teen Daze – June 2010