Philadelphia’s Power Animal have just released Exorcism via Human Kindness Overflowing and Crash Symbols. This LP is experimental pop at its finest. Samples are destroyed then stitched and expanded into glory with Keith Hampson graciously crooning in between them. It’s hard to believe this was entirely recorded in Keith’s bedroom:
“This album was created over the course of 10 or so months where I was in and out of the hospital with various illnesses. The palette for the production of this album was a result of being too fatigued to get up and play my instruments most of the time. I had a cassette player that could play in reverse into my sampler, and a big box of cassettes that I’d found at thrift stores over the years. So I arranged a good deal of this album while laying in bed with an Sp-404. “
This is an album to hear and own. The B-side has remixes from Lushlife, Botany, Spirituals, and Golden Ages. You can purchase it on cassette via Crash Symbols or pay what you want for it via Human Kindness Overflowing (For every $2 that you pay for this album, $1.50 will provide 3 meals for those in need through Philabundance while the other 50 cents will go toward funding future charitable projects with Human Kindness Overflowing). Check out the title track and the Spirituals remix of it right here:
Power Animal Links: Facebook | SoundCloud | Tumblr
Atlanta’s deadCAT have just released the 2 track Delicate Daughters via Bad Pop and this thing is ear-engulfing. Head over to the bandcamp for a free download, but brace yourself to dark clouded music (not quite as dark as the previous pieces though) for a sunny day.
mp3: deadCAT – Bitchs
deadCAT Links: Bandcamp
No words for this except DOPENESS!!!!!!!!!!!
Cadence Weapon has a new LP coming soon via Upper Class. Stay tuned.
Since last November I have received two emails from Hazy Mountains regarding his tunes. Also the fab Hearing Gold and Head Underwater have posted on him. Yet still I didn’t listen. For shame really because there were definitely some days in there I could have used Hazy Mountains’ thick (loud…at least when I play it it’s loud) wash of atmospheric electronic pop to crush my stresses away.
Hazy Mountains is Julian Prott from Germany and he’s just released an epic 5 song EP Gold. It’s free on bandcamp, enjoy.
mp3: Hazy Mountains – All Gone Away
mp3: Hazy Mountains – Regret
Hazy Mountains Links: Bandcamp | SoundCloud | Facebook
Grimes‘ sweet “Genesis” gets some hip hop smacked all over it by Halifax producer Ryan Hemsworth. So great.
mp3: Grimes – Genesis (Ryan Hemsworth Remix)
Ryan Hemsworth Links: Bandcamp | SoundCloud | Blog | Twitter
Warped and heated electronics paired with fluid lo-fi downtempo is the recipe on the split EP Sequences/Melted Sitcoms from Nashville’s Abstract Cannon and Latency Phaze. There’s 4 tracks (2 from each) up for free on bandcamp and I suggest snagging them. It’s set for a limited run cassette release on Residual Stacks Co.. Check these two for now:
mp3: Abstract Cannon – All These Years ft. RLMDL
mp3: Latency Phaze – Mystery Vibe
Abstract Cannon Links: Twitter | Facebook | SoundCloud | Bandcamp
Chicago’s Julie Byrne plays quiet melt your dreams into oblivion folk. Solid Melts is releasing her cassette You Would Love It Here and this radiant gem is on it:
And here’s another from her SoundCloud:
Pre-order the tape here.
Julie Byrne Links: SoundCloud