Electronics and guitars, off on a stroll, meet up with some casual echoed vocals in Atlanta’s Places aka Nico Giarrano. His March LP was released in April and fits well with my October…slightly cloudy…slightly chilly…just enough sun and lo-fi reds to relax.
mp3: Places – Miracle Of Youth
mp3: Places – So Tired (Mood Version)
Places Links: Bandcamp | Twitter | Tumblr | SoundCloud
I’ve been loving some insanely sweet and thick melting synth jams that Hourglass Sea just emailed me the other day. ”Dream Warrior” and “La Concorde” are part of the new split digital single just released. Check it:
mp3: Hourglass Sea – Dream Warrior
mp3: Hourglass Sea – La Concorde
Also if you haven’t picked up the debut cassette, Return To The Crematorium, out on Chill Mega Chill – do it (free DL too).
Hourglass Sea Links: SoundCloud | Facebook
Atlanta’s New Animal are having a friggin sweet musical year. First they killed it with their debut S/T LP – a fun psych rock lo-fi basement jammer. Then they raised it up with Up!. Now they add two more songs two the mix with Still In Mind. All free and all worthy of your ears. Go snag ‘em at bandcamp.
mp3: New Animal – Still In Mind
mp3: New Animal - Don’t Think I’ll Make It Through Another
New Animal Links: Website | Bandcamp | Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter| Last.fm | Youtube
Flashing Red Lights aka Mack Slevin has just put out a new three song EP Faster Horses. With this release Slevin continues his stunning craft of hauntingly beautiful and personable electronic pop tunes. Perfect for the night time…so download this for free or more and save it for the evening.
mp3: Flashing Red Lights – Weekdays
mp3: Flashing Red Lights – Truck Stops
Flashing Red Lights Links: Bandcamp | Myspace
Romantic States, the sweet shoegazed out electronic project of ex-Videohippos Jim Triplett has a new LP out (for free) entitled A Shell Is Born. I am really starting to dig this sound. The Beko-DSL Still Petals EP is a beauty in its own right, and A Shell Is Born continues that notion. Throw in a sweet robotic Johnny Cash cover annd I’m sold completely.
mp3: Romantic States – Ring Of Fire
mp3: Romantic States – Sewer Girl
Stream/Download the full thing on SoundCloud (as well as a few more things).
Romantic States Links: SoundCloud | Facebook | Bandcamp | Last.fm
There’s a certain attitude pouring out of the synthed out jams of Dream Love. Somewhere in there brews the flare of an of Montreal. Then it’s counteracted by some serious punk bravado. Dream Love aka Taylor Ross will release his debut LP on Two Syllable Records on October 25th (pre-order).
mp3: Dream Love – Be My Man, Woman
mp3: Dream Love – Love Juice (feat. Raw Thrills)
Dream Love Links: Bandcamp
I’ve posted on Phantom Power a number of times and its clearly evident that Eric Littman is clearly a robot of ome kind. A soulful robot cranking out psyched out and synthed grooves at an alarming rate. I mean no human could do this…could they? Forever Underground is the newest jam, so jam it up at the bandcamp.
mp3: Phantom Power – Best Bender Ever
mp3: Phantom Power – Empty Pockets
Phantom Power Links: Bandcamp | Blog