Jonathan Bates of Mellowdrone……Los Angeles.
Musicians & Filmmakers from South East London.
They say math-rock, post-rock, electro – I hear duuuuubage.
This track is off their debut album Other People’s Problems coming in February, 2012…
Ford & Lopatin used to be called Games when they released their EP That We Can Play last year. Not sure why they changed their name to their actual names but….
This track surfaced today from their upcoming album Channel Pressure which drops June 7th.
Their sound: sick ass 80s movie music or as P4k aptly branded “laser tag music”.
also, Prefuse 73 mixed the album.
upcoming Euro tour dates:
04-07 Bristol, England – Arnolfini (DJ Set)
04-08 Den Bosch, Netherlands – FAQ Festival (DJ Set)
04-09 London, England – QEH Foyer
04-10 Glasgow, Scotland – Subclub (DJ Set)
04-11 Brussels, Belgium – AB (DJ Set)
04-12 Dublin, Ireland – Button Factory (DJ Set)
04-14 Athens, GA – Bios (DJ Set)
04-15 Paris, France – Point Ephemere (DJ Set)
04-17 Bucharest, Romania – Museum of Contemporary Art (DJ Set)
05-28 Barcelona, Spain – Primavera Sound Festival
Jensen Sportag deserves attention…
Living Days was recently brought to my attention over the weekend by a trusted audiophile friend that saw their Knitting Factory show – It was that typical situation where you go to a concert and everyone gets rocked out by the unknown opening act. Either way, I was instantly hooked, so after a little digging, there wasn’t much information to be found about them except that they’re from Brooklyn; include former members of Matisyahu, CocoRosie, Lee Scratch Perry and AQUI (aka. studio musicians?); and the lead singer’s name is Stephonik Youth. Also, they live together in a church (ummm, where? I wanna live in a church!) with a glitter covered cat named Bolshevik (hipsters), and some confusing business about them taking care of each other and wanting you to do the same for the ones you love while at the same time the group loves terrorists (my eyes just glazed over).
Anyway – ABOUT THE MUSIC – if you put Robert Smith, Rick Ocasek and Annie Lennox in a cauldron – You’d get something like Stephonik Youth -which is a wonderful thing. Living Days’ new wave sound just works. Glimmering synths, rich bottom heavy bass grooves, flat smacking drum beats, dark chords and…that Voice. My only sliver of caution for Youth is that she, at times, seems to tread a fine line between honest vocal exploration and glimpses of characterization, which, if not kept in check, can come across as phony – at which point, all will fall apart. Otherwise, she sits in a sweet pocket that is unique enough to carry the band forward.
Their EP, Make Out Room, Part 1, was released last October and I’m looking forward to more.
This Video is Fresh Off The Boat.
Toro Y Moi is Chazwick Bundick from Columbia, SC [circa 1986].
“Still Around” is a track from his much anticipated 2nd album Underneath the Pine which will be release February 22, 2011 by Carpark Records.
Fresh & Clean.
Absolutely NSFW – wait till you get home.
The video is hott unless you watch it directly after The Human Centipede. Then…..
…not so much.
Robot Koch is a Robot and just what I needed. Sick cool twisted glitchy beats.