The electronics tipping the scales of David Douglas’ Royal Horticultural Society all sound familiar…the beats have been struck before…the synths have buzzed my ears once or twice in the past…I have heard this so many times in so many forms…so many speakers echoed these sounds…yet why is it so fresh. I guess this is why I’m so taken with this Dutch producers album – its beautifully crafted electronic dance/chill music that is molded and chipped and massaged so wonderfully that every song on it makes you just want to close your eyes and fall backwards into a sleepwalking dance.
mp3: David Douglas – “California Poppy”
Buy and Stream the full release at Atomnation.
Start-track is a pretty fine blog that recently dropped this Czech Republic lo-fi rock gem in J. I couldn’t drum up too much information besides the 4 track digital release, Cold Cold Nights, on J’s Bandcamp. The sound is raw, over loaded dual vocals, rough guitars, and straightforward goodness. Check out the opener:
mp3: J – “Boy”
Get the full release for free on bandcamp.
A few weeks ago I posted on Brooklyn’s Big Voyage (Elias Ravin) and his thick and deeply captivating bass music. His EP, Be The One, now has an official release date (June 25th) and a place to buy it (Juno Download). He’s also just dropped his “one and only relaxing tune, ever” from the EP entitled “All The Love”. Take a listen:
teen suicide (Sam Ray & Eric Livingston) have just released a new 3-songer entitled goblin problems, a follow up to the super sweet DC snuff film. This has the duo recording with real microphones but that doesn’t’ affect the raw lo-fi basement energy the band produces. That being said, my favorite of the trio of songs is “i wanna be a witch”, a soft beautiful guitar strummed ending to the album that was recorded via the tape player. The delicate electric guitar melody sewn through this track is something else.
mp3: teen suicide – “i wanna be a witch”
Download goblin problems for free via the teen suicide Bandcamp.
Last year I was caught up in San Francisco’s Seatraffic (Mark Zannad and Brandon Harrison) and their beachy Beach House-esque single Speed Limits. They’ve put out a S/T EP since then and are about to release a new 7″, Crimes, in July which is a darker ride, bringing up feelings (and longings) for the older Interpol vibe. Check it:
mp3: Seatraffic – “Crimes”
Crimes will be out on a limited 300 press run but will also be available digitally for free.
If there’s a midweek must see show in Baltimore, this has to be it. Jacober, Other Colors, Joe Blossom, and Chester Endersby Gwazda are all playing a super sweet show in the lot of the Current Gallery. This thing kicks off at 7:30 pm so don’t slack and get down there. Directions and RSVP can be found here.
In related news, Other Colors have just posted two new outstanding tracks (from their upcoming Free Thoughts LP) on their SoundCloud. Take a listen below:
Keeping up with the sleepy/dreamy vibe of today, Wild Nothing has just dropped the first single, “Shadow”, from their upcoming LP Nocturne (out August 27th on Bella Union). Check it: