Canadian experimental rock outfit Yamantaka // Sonic Titan has dropped a new psychedelic, hard-rocking single with “One,” which features heavy guitars set against some dreamy lead vocals and foreign-flavored chants. While the cavernous reverb does take a bit of the “beef” out of Yamantaka’s instrumentation, the band still comes through with a pleasantly absurd personality. Enjoy!
Latin music supergroup Ondatrópica covering man, myth, legend Fela Kuti on this new single of theirs for Soundway Records. If you’re unfamiliar with this band, they just so happened to put out one of the most ambitious records in modern Latin music last year. The band features approximately forty members–many of whom have long histories as performers of cumbia and Latin Jazz.
Check out a review of the band’s self-titled release below:
Since the moment I heard them, New York’s the Act of Estimating as Worthless has showcased an interesting combination of quaintly lethargic vocals and incredibly ambitious instrumentation. It’s somewhat like an emotionally raw and baroque pop-influenced version of the Moldy Peaches. That similarity might have been a little too prevalent on the band’s last full-length, but I’m enjoying hearing them grow into their own on a bit more with this new EP, Circadian Tremors. The band is reaching even higher with the horns and strings that typically surround their earnest, folky tunes. The songs themselves ain’t bad either! Enjoy!
Jazz experimentalist Matana Roberts drops a 10-minute solo sax piece that’s as moving as it is winding. Despite a lack of boundaries due to a lack of other instruments on the track, Roberts stays incredibly sharp and focused in her playing; not letting a single moment here pass by without being given purpose. She transitions from impressive melodies to free and spastic playing fluidly, and nearly every bit of it comes through with a strong sense of emotion.
Check out Roberts’ 2011 album Coin Coin Chapter One if you’re yet to.
Minneapolis rapper and Doomtree member Stefon Alexander, a.k.a. P.O.S, drops a new video for the track “Get Down,” which comes off his latest album, We Don’t Even Live Here. The album is out now on Rhymesayers.
Some ethereal and dark hip hop on this self-titled Gorgeous Children project, which features some pretty heavy trap-style instrumentals. The lyrics and flows are as swag’d as they are strange. While I don’t assume they’ve got a lotta depth to them, there’s certainly a vibe I’m enjoying on these tracks.
Grab a digital copy of this project on Bandcamp.
Bring on the moody, noisy, strange post-hardcore, please. Thank you!
Pile is a Boston band, and Dripping is their latest full-length effort, and I’m really enjoying what I’m hearing on the album thus far. It’s a pretty solid offering of slightly off-kilter rock tunage, including some odd time signatures, painful ballads, and heavy guitars.
Some nice magic on these 10 tracks, and you can stream them all in full via the widget above.