Monday, August 19 2013
Travis breaks their five-year silence with an album that avoids being more-of-the-same on pleasing technicalities.
While Beach House is squarely dream pop in a retro-indie sense, Pure Bathing Culture forks off the road slightly to have a passing familiarity to the sounds of ‘70s-era Fleetwood Mac.
Whether by the boost of certain chemicals or the by the grace of living near a bleak terrain, Destruction Unit means it. They play from the abyss, and reach out to pull you in beside their queasy, addled, bleary, fuzzy selves.
Blue Gardens sees London-via-Liverpool producer E.M.M.A add a feminine, almost "purple" twist to the dark, dread-infused 130bpm bass canon championed so thoroughly by Keysound and co. so far this year.
French retro-metal act rocks convincingly, if not especially originally.
There's something both vitally novel as well as uncannily familiar about "Duper" by Crooks on Tape, the latest project of Enon's John Schmersal.
Fans of serpentine sounds and deranged theatrics, take note of Vulture Industries' latest avant-rock offering, "The Hound".
Sunday, August 18 2013
Celebrated filmmaker Lance Bangs discusses the second season of his insightful Vice show Young Americans and his flexibility as a filmmaker.
Looking at Heisenberg through the lens of capitalism, what he does and accomplishes is remarkable in comparison to what we see happen on a daily basis these days.
More doodling in the margins from Hot Chip's Alexis Taylor and friends.