The new Sadsic album is one of the heartiest collections of beats that you’ll come across this year, featuring over an hour’s worth of psychedelic, kick-heavy odds ‘n’ ends.
Electronic music producer Evian Christ takes to bangers like a duck to water on this new beat of his, “Salt Carousel,” which is set for release on his Waterfall EP. Look for that early next year.
Check out a review for his Kings and Them compilation below:
Brooklyn label Dirty Tapes certainly lives up to its name with its latest split release between Japanese electronic music producer Bun (Fumitake Tamura) and Cleveland experimental beatmaker Delofi. The instrumentals across the Colors and Winter tapes are serene, chilled, and are lent an additional avant-garde edge by their being caked in all sorts of sweet analog grime. The tapes can be streamed and ordered (on cassette, naturally) above via Dirty Tapes’ bandcamp page. Happy listening!
“Ave. B” has got to be my favorite cut from this new SNSCRN EP, and you can stream it via the Bandcamp widget above. The track’s hip hop-style groove, scurrying hi-hats, and playful vocal sampling make it a standout on this incredibly short EP, Lips. The harmonies created by the rushes of synths that occur throughout the background of the song are a wonderful touch as well. Enjoy!
Some of you might have heard that the California synth pop, art rock, post-punk, experimental everything outfit Xiu Xiu has a Nina Simone covers album coming out on December 3rd. Well, that’s true, but this isn’t the only thing the band has had up their sleeve!
In February of 2014, the band will be dropping a new full-length of original material, and “Stupid In the Dark” is one of the many cuts to be featured on it, and it’s a killer track. The song starts with these tense, minimal synths and beats that remind me of a Suicide track or two. Once the chorus kicks in, though–DAMN–there’s a rush of harmony as Jamie Stewart’s trademark vocals howl into night and bring words like “passion” new meaning. Enjoy!
Stream the latest track from neo-no wavers Housewives. via the embed above. The track is titled “Medicine Bottle,” and features squawking guitars, a finicky sax, relentless drums, and some deadpan vocals. Enjoy!
You know that Milo-affiliated hip hop project I eluded to last week? Well, it’s out, and streaming on Bandcamp right now for your listening pleasure. Milo, Busdriver, Iglooghost, ELOS, Jincallo and Lee Bannon all handled production, and Riley Lake oversaw some of Milo’s instrumental efforts. Lake also mixed this thing!
There doesn’t seem to be a huge difference between this project and Milo’s regular solo output when it comes to flow and personality. He even goes on to make references to his personal experiences, so there’s no effort to create an entirely new persona here–not that I’m advocating that.
The most apparent change in pace here is the pitch-shifting effects being placed on Milo’s voice, bringing his raps a few semitones lower than you’re probably used to if you’ve been following his releases up until this point–especially since one track here is a slowed-down version of a previously released track. If there’s any kind of vibe I’m getting off of this project so far, for Milo, or, err, scallops hotel, this collection of tracks is especially scatterbrained and austere. Enjoy!
While Death Grips’ Government Plates might be one of the most aggressive releases to come from the experimental hip hop trio, it’s also one of their most forgettable, repetitious, short-winded, and half-baked.
Toronto experimental rock outfit Pretty Mouth certainly lives up to its creepy name, creating what sounds like a legitimate nightmare on the first track of this new album.
While the band does showcase white a bit of influence from grindcore and noise rock, the vocals on Fears are refreshingly eccentric–even if it’s pretty apparent that these guys were fans of Daughters’ final record.
Stream the record via the widget above, and enjoy!