Thursday, 23 July 2015

Julia Holter - Feel You

You know I didn't really like this video when I first saw it, but the charming beauty of Julia's unique baroque pop won me over. They call it puppy love. 'Have You In My Wilderness' is out September 25th on Domino.

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Gossamer - Print

Evan Reiner is a complicated man. He grew up in the outskirts of LA listening to Slayer, Cannibal Corpse and Hardcore and now makes beats steeped in loneliness and isolation. It's got an early Ninja Tune sound and feel to it but roughed up and lonelier, alot lonelier. Still it's how I like my beats, melancholic. Most certainly check out his album 'Automaton' on Innovative Leisure and get a glimpse into a distant childhood (although I don't think it's his) through this abstract video.

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

White Reaper - Last 4th of July

One of the best bands on Polyvinyl? Maybe, they are definitely one with the most historical influences across rock - Replacements, Ramones, Husker Du... but throw in sweet keyboard lines and you have something entirely different though, something entirely more... White Reaper.
These whippersnappers emerged quickly out of a thriving scene of metal, punk, and noise bands in Louisville, Kentucky. A self-titled E.P released last year demonstrated the verve and great songs despite the kitchen sink recording. 'White Reaper Does It Again' LP shows the band naturally extending their sound and revealing much more depth and understanding of their lineage beyond bratty punk.
I don't think the video adds much here, as a scene lifted from a movie called 'Age Of Reason', so I recommend you check out a live session or show and see them play.
Don't fear the reaper.

The Cactus Channel - Cobaw

Melbourne surf-rock inspired band The Cactus Channel take a strange journey in this video; is it a road trip or is it a horror trip!? It's a simple video but looks great and suits the heavy echoey horns, reverb-drenched guitars, and propulsive drums taking this instrumental track to soundtrack.
Cobaw, takes its name from a small town in the gold rush end of the Macedon Ranges. Scrubby forests, disused mine shafts and quiet dark lagoons border the grazing land.

Saturday, 4 July 2015

Weird Al Yankovic - Third Man Record Booth

On May 23rd, 2015 Weird Al Yankovic and his band (Steve Jay, Rubén Valtierra, and Kimo) visited Third Man Records and Novelties Lounge in Nashville, TN and recorded a short acappella medley in Third Man's 1947 "Voice-O-Graph" recording booth. It's wonderfully odd.