Archive for the ‘MP3’ Category

HURTR – HURTR EP

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

hurtrPortland based duo HURTR is a collaboration between vocalist Heidi Hull and producer Derek Stilwell, whom you might know from the witch-step powerhouse Bruxa. Bleak vibes and heavy beats are all here, but on the whole, this side project is a rather different affair from Stilwell’s full-time band. A break-up EP of sorts, HURTR’s self-titled effort is a collection of five mostly gloomy and atmospheric pop tracks that only occasionally delve into more upbeat realms. Stream the whole EP here.

HURTR @ Soundcloud.

BUSHWALKING – NO ENTER

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

bushwalking-noenter“No Enter” is the title track from the sophomore album by the Melbourne/ Sydney band Bushwalking. If you’re not familiar with them already, what you might want to know is that one member of the trio is Nisa Venerosa, who makes up one half of the awesome and also-Australian act Fabulous DiamondsNo Enter is due out September 6 on Chapter Music, and judging by what we’ve heard so far, it promises to deliver another batch of minimalist psychedelic gems.

Facewalking.

VESSEL – COURT OF LIONS (PRURIENT REMIX)

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

vesselprurientHere is something Tri Angle Records just shared on their Facebook page that we felt we needed to pass on immediately. Dominick Fernow, recently more or less active with both Vatican Shadow and Prurient projects, has taken on Vessel‘s “Court of Lions”. That track was one of the highlights on Seb Gainsborough’s excellent debut album Order of Noise, released last fall. The results of bringing two mysterious darklords together sound as good as they look on paper, just in case you had any worries.

Vessel / Prurient.

AISHA DEVI – JESUS & THE MATH

Monday, June 10th, 2013

aishadevi-epAïsha Devi‘s Aura 4 Everyone EP is only the second release from the young French/Swiss label Danse Noire, but if their future releases are anywhere near as good as this and Vaghe Stelle‘s Out of Body EP, we might be talking about one of the most exciting new labels of 2013. Formerly known as Kate Wax, Aïsha Devi here delivers four beautiful and dark tunes, completed with remixes by Willie Burns AND Cooly G. How cool is that? The EP is out now, available for streaming and purchase here.

Aïsha Devi @ Soundcloud.

BESTIAL MOUTHS – EARTH

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

bestialmouths-earthFollowing their excellent, recently released split with Deathday, Bestial Mouths have announced the details of their new album. The forthcoming full-length by this Los Angeles four piece comprised of Lynette Cerezo, Jessica Reuter, Chrisopher Myrick and Gustavo Aldana, was produced by Egyptrixx. We expect some serious gloomy harsh club music vibes, as displayed on the  tense first single “Earth”. The video for this song is also in the works, watch the teaser here.  The self-titled LP is due out June 25 on Clan Destine Records.

Bestial Book.

SOFT METALS – TELL ME

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

softmetals-tellmeLos Angeles via Portland duo Soft Metals are back with an awesome new song. Do yourself a favor and take a listen to “Tell Me”, the first single from their forthcoming sophomore album. The follow-up to their self-titled debut (one of our 2011 favorites) and last year’s interesting collection of remixes, is called Lenses, and is due out this summer on Captured Tracks. Their distinct brand of synth-pop always veers between dreamy and dancefloor-ready, and “Tell Me” is no exception. We’re excited to hear what the rest of the record brings!

Soft Likes.

EXCEPTER – ALL THE PEOPLE

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

excepterIt’s been a few years since we last heard from the mighty Excepter, ie. too long. They appear to be back though, which can only be good news. Religion Records recently posted some songs from their forthcoming various artists compilation, and one of them happens to be a new track by the aforementioned experimental outfit. Stream Excepter’s “All the People” here, visit Religion Recs’ Soundcloud for a few more tunes, and look out for the aptly titled Psychic Selections v. 1 compilation, as well as more new stuff from Excepter.

Excepter.net.

BUTTERCLOCK – FIRST PROM EP

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

butterclockIt seems that, while we were away, Laura Clock finally started to get the attention she deserves with her Butterclock project. Her new First Prom EP, out on FANTASY music, features five tracks that make for a perfect late night listen, or for one fucked up prom night. We’ve already had a chance to hear the lead singles, ”Holograms” and “Don’t“, and now, to mark today’s digital release, the EP has been made available for streaming in its entirety – which you can do below. Also peep Clock’s NC guest mix in case you missed it last spring.

Butterface.

RITUALZ – PISCES

Friday, March 1st, 2013
ritualz-piscesLast spring, Ritualz released a short instrumental EP called Outworld Music I, the first in the series of EPs that find the producer exploring new experimental sounds, different than those heard on the regular Ritualz releases. Now, Outworld Music II is just around the corner: we have the first track off it right here, and the whole thing will be out next week on Ritualz Bandcamp. Volume 3 should follow soon, with the fourth and final one arriving in the summer. A proper Ritualz full-length is also in the works. Listen to “Pisces”:

Ritualz.net.

LIGHT HOUSE – THE WALLS WANT COMMUNION [VIDEO]

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

So we’ve found another great new band from Portland. *Shocker*. Light House is a trio comprised of Chris Relyea, Dawn Sharp, and Brooks Blackhawk, and their blend of shoegaze atmospherics and dark synth sounds is right up our alley. The band’s latest release, In Their Image EP, comes to us via Freee, a new project from the fine folks from Ecstasy consisting of, in their own words, music, literature and whatever else they feel like putting out. Watch the video for the stand-out track “The Walls Want Communion”.

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Like House.

DYLAN ETTINGER – DAWN

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

dylanettinger-dawnDylan Ettinger kindly hooked us up with a digital version of his newest release the other day, and it quickly found itself on heavy rotation. Entitled Crucify Your Love, the cassette tape is out now on the mighty Night People label. The release features five new tracks, and sees Dylan Ettinger further developing his already-trademark quirky synth-pop sound, displayed on last year’s excellent full-length Lifetime of Romance. Order Crucify Your Love here, and stream the closing track here:

DylanEttinger.com.

DVA DAMAS – NIGHTSHADE

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

dvadamas-lpDebut full-length from the Los Angeles-based act DVA Damas also marks the first release for Downwards America, the new imprint of Regis‘ Downwards Records curated by Juan Mendez a.k.a. Silent ServantNightshade collects eight sparse post-punk gems from the duo of Taylor Burch and Joseph Cocherell and can be heard on their Soundcloud in its entirety. The album is now available digitally and on CD, with vinyl release to follow soon. And here’s the video teaser in case you missed it the other day.


LIKE Damas.

V/A – ??MDISCS 2K13 COMPILATION

Monday, February 18th, 2013

va-amdiscscompI remember talking to Rado Z. from AMDISCS about him starting a label with his colleagues… That was in 2010, and it’s great to see how far they’ve come in merely a couple of years. Their latest offering comes in the form of a massive two-piece free compilation ??MDISCS 2K13, which dropped today via Hartzine and Tiny Mix Tapes. Curated by Rado Z. and mixed by Mike Textbeak, the compilation features over seventy premieres “of the freshest upcoming music of 2K13″. Find more info and download links here. Streaming below are a remix of Sand Circles‘ “Innercity Haze”, and a track by Clay Ruby’s new project Feral Love - an incredible take on “Fuck U All the Time” which I got recently and have had on repeat ever since.


AMDISCS.com.

SKELETONKIDS – ?

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

skeletonkids-xI wasn’t planning on doing any Valentine’s Day related posts, but then then I got hooked on this track that came up in my news feed along with the text “*~BRED IN BLACK~*? HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY ?”… So, ugh, I guess I’ll have to publicly aknowledge what date it is after all. The track in question is Skeletonkids‘ “?” in which the “screwgaze” act sample The Shangri-Las’ pessimistic “Dressed in Black“, to unsurprisingly grim results.
~ How fucking romantic. ~ :*

Skeletonlikes.

KOOL THING – TV TOWER

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Album Artwork smallOur Berlin buddies Kool Thing have announced the details of their debut full-length release, and shared the lead single from it. The self-titled album consists of fourteen tracks, all of which are brand new except for the couple of already familiar gems, “Light Games” and “The Sign”. Kool Thing is comes out in less than a month, on March 4th to be more precies, via the new label Mad Dog & Love Records. The first taste of the LP comes in the form of the powerful single “TV Tower”, which you can listen to right here:

Kool mix. Kool Web.