Thursday, December 17, 2009

The Lift Boys - Anarchy Village / Anarchy Way

The Lift Boys is one of several side-projects lead by Yamatsuka Eye (Boredoms, Hanatarash). The first cut, Anarchy Village is reminiscent of lazy days spent in front of a flickering television screen, scoring bananas in a rousing session of Donkey Kong Country- thumping tribal drums accompanied by a energetic flute, the vocalizations of a jungle animals echo in the distance. Anarchy Way follows the same tribal/world aesthetic with it's Shankarian sitar shredding, but a simple yet catchy house beat makes for an interesting change of pace. Both tracks reflect Eye's penchant for experimentalism through a smattering of bizarro-noise, electronic FX and random drum freakouts. Despite it's eclectic nature, Anarchy Village/Anarchy Way is not only infectious but extremely danceable. Fun stuff. Highly recomended.


Monday, December 14, 2009

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Desolation Wilderness - White Light Strobing


Universal Studios Florida - Ocean Sunbirds

“Imagine you are sixteen, skinny dipping in a remote lagoon of clear water surrounded by CGI jungle animals with golden boom boxes...” –Little Fury Things

Sounds good to me.


Monday, November 23, 2009

Signer - The New Face of Smiling

Signer is Bevan Smith- a kiwi with a predominately minimalist mentality who incorporates elements of post-rock via guitars, vocals, and live drums. Epic, epic album. Reminds me at times of a darker version of the Album Leaf.


Washed Out - Life of Leisure EP

Simplistic, hazy, blissed-out pop tunes. I thoroughly enjoy this album.


Dirty Projectors - Stillness is the Move EP

Includes the original, radio edit, A Capella version (excessive?) and two remixes. One new song "Wave the Bloody Shirt." Also a sick orchestral version of the intro to "Useful Chamber."


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Weird Tapes - Get Relgion

Weird Tapes is one of the two, now defunct monikers (the other being Memory Cassette) of Dayve Hawk, the man behind Memory Tapes- his current, and hopefully final project name.


Nuclear Power Pants - Most Popular Awesome Soda

Saw these guys open for Dan Deacon. They play bizarre electronically fueled spazz-rock and also happen to kick a gratuitous amount of ass.


Monday, November 16, 2009

Various Artists - Love and Circuits: A Cardboard Records Compilation (From Aa to Zs)

A compilation featuring Fuck Buttons, High Places, Japanther, Matt & Kim and many moar. Lo-fi, noise-punk, experimental-electro goodness. Get nao.

Download: (part 1) (part 2)