Friday, July 11, 2014

The KVB


This month's featured artist rides in on a lovely yet ugly tidal wave of distorted synths, with an under current like supporting system of strong cowboy western beats. The voice is oddly submerged, which only adds to the tension and pushes the listener to hear more of this track in an attempt to maybe decipher what is being transmitted on the third, fourth or eighty-ninth listen. A powerful track which would be great ammunition for the dance clubs that matter. In fact, I'm considering spinning it myself at my next appearance.  Enjoy!

Artist: The KVB
Origin: London, United Kingdom

Monday, June 2, 2014

Each Other

Going to start off June with a gem of a discovery!  First time I heard this was in the morning, and I heard an immediate paradox towards the way lots of things usually go.   Just as in the tune, there is a progressive alteration/switch of reflection versus high energy which lasts almost entirely throughout the process of what you are going to do, until a sluggish feel finally shuts the event down.  The art and visual design of this video is absolutely fantastic, it features various hand pencil drawn images which eventually peels off to reveal great cinematography of the band. I really think this group has lots of potential and can't wait to see what else they will create in the future.

Artist: Each Other
Origin: Montréal, Québec Canada.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Froth

These guys are relatively new, but they are retro-y but still fresh.  I know..that was confusing sentence. You'll have to hear for yourself what I mean, as this band melds together elements of psychedelia, surf and brit-pop and churns it up creating their own approach to all of these genres. What I love most to hear about these guys is their implementation of the 12-String guitar, with the very under seen/heard omnichord these two instruments blend seamlessly in conjunction with a solid rhythm section and a clever vocalist. They are out on tour as of the date of this writing, catch them if you can!

Artist: Froth
Origin: Los Angeles, California USA

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Holidays


Fresh off the presses, the new song of the down under band 'The Holidays' gives us all hope that well composed tracks aren't limited to the end of the year months.   This track features a bouncy ball synth-rhythm section and trickling musical percussion that unites seamlessly with a visual journey which is provided by an apparently well traveled protagonist.  Meanwhile, the vocalist serenades us throughout the course of the sensory feast with a tale of summer travels that are at once both nostalgic and blissful. You'll want to go home for "The Holidays" after watching this!

Artist: The Holidays
Origin: Sydney, Australia

Thursday, April 10, 2014

NOBUNNY



I had the pleasure of experiencing NOBUNNY live in one of my favorite local venues a few months ago, and let me tell you it was one of the most electrifying shows I have ever seen. These guys bring an incredible energy to the stage and it spreads like wildfire throughout the crowd.   I've included a video of them semi-live for this reason.  If you ever see them in your locality, do yourself the favor and just go!

Artist: NOBUNNY
Origin: Tucson, Arizona U.S.A.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Death Grips


Beware!  If this is the first time you see this act, your likely to take quite a shock to the system. The first time I saw them was a few years ago when, I saw a person apparently able to translate the communication of rage and directed it in a such a compleat (sp. intentional) manner as if he was a living case study of someone completely acting on raw instincts and at the same time utterly dangerous.   Needless to say, I was knocked out with my first impression by this feast of raw, ferocious power.  Now it has been a few years, and the sound production of this act has elevated to the pinnacles that match that vision of sheer terror that I once saw on my computer screen.   This act is total fire, and I can not look away. You won't be able to either, it's inescapably melt-down magnetic.

Artist: Death Grips
Origin: Sacramento, California USA

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Class Actress

Hey everybody, I am back with this month's video selection.  Today I bring you Class Actress, which appears to be mainly the chief work of the clever actress and musician Elizabeth Harper.   I really feel like this track summons up elements of some of the better classic New Order material, yet while giving it its own chic twist with a smooth yet poignant vocal delivery style akin to the feeling of drinking that first rich latte after a busy day at the office.

Artist: Class Actress
Origin: Brooklyn, New York. USA
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