It’s good to know that Boston’s MVSCLES are certainly not a one trick pony. “sweet n sour” was an insanely addictive and good track, but they went another direction with “where you are”…a deeper r&b-er electronic jam. While ”sweet n sour” was best served in a booming car with the windows rolled down, “where you are” is best washed down indoors with some pumping A/C, candles, neon, smoke, and dreams.
Dylan Khotin-Foote aka HAPPY TRENDY and now Khotin has always been a favorite here on Pasta Primavera. The open and honest electronic tales spun as HAPPY TRENDY still refresh me to this day. Dylan has been exploring a wider variety of sounds as of late leading to two dark electronic early morning travels as Khotin. Check them out below:
Philadelphia’s Arc In Round released their debut S/T LP last month and I’ve recently found the time to really take in the full sound. The band consisting of famed philly producer (Kurt Vile, War On Drugs, etc.) Jeff Zeigler, co-songwriter Mikele Edwards, bassist Josh Meakim and drummer Matt Ricchini puts together a dense shoegazish rockish sound that is just plain solid. The shift from darker broodier songs and brighter pop vibes, which I attribute partly to the two different vocal styles of Zeigler and Edwards, on the album really make the whole LP and enjoyable listen. Get the vinyl via La Societe right here.
It’s nice to hear a good fresh take on punk rock. London 4 piece SAUNA YOUTH do just that…they play punk rock but douse it a few gallons of experimental noise and modern colors. Almost like a Deerhoof but in a much different path. Or they said best on their facebook page:
“why can’t you be the Ramones and Steve Reich?” in much the same way Kurt Cobain once asked “why can’t you be Black Sabbath and the Beatles?”
They have a debut LP DREAMLANDS due out on September 3rd via Gringo Records/Faux Discx and “PSI Girls” is a sweet cut from it: