“I Lost You” is the 1st track off APTBS’ new ep Onwards To The Wall which drops tomorrow.
This is the first spradosphere mix that is completely all new songs by mostly new bands. These tracks are floating around in the fringe out there…somewhere. Even though they’re new, these tracks struck me with how distant they sounded. It’s cold but a comforting mix of nostalgic synthy indie winter surf rock. This baby just flows so well together. I guess it was inspired by the old photographs of my family I looked at over the holidays. The cover image is an actual photograph of my mom with a few of her sisters on a family road trip that happened in the early 1950s. I fell in love with the “Little Women” detail my grandfather put on the back of the car since, at the time, he was the only man in the family. The photograph and the mix just connected. Hope it gets to you.
Sometimes, you can actually feel it.
Loosely based on the iconic peephole in Psycho, I Felt My Eye Expanding is a ghost story. It works best with sound buckets strapped to your earballs as you walk and walk and walk. Follow the through-line or just let it be a filter as you submerge yourself in the world around you.
spradosphere is proud to present its first ever guest curator.
Regina Rossi | is no stranger to spradosphere.com; she’s been an instrumental proponent in getting this site off the ground, so it seems only fitting that she be the one to carve the way for the upcoming series of guest MixTapes. Her dedication to the Scene, to Music, to Style is active, voracious and methodical. However, to truly describe her might best be left to hear for yourself, since, in her own words, “Beyond Dark Space is personal”.
BEYOND DARK SPACE covers a landscape that spans a unique auditorial palate as insatiable as it is final. Dark | Electric | Loud | Synthetic | Zoned | Beat | Sexy | Severe.
…they are this kick ass rock force that have been ripping up the LES music scene for a while now AND they are tucked in that sweet pocket that’s always best kept secret. They take dark stages late at night and crank out bangin’ red-light gasoline rock.
Now, Louis C.K. is a comedian that I love with all my heart. He’s a comedian’s comedian that pulls inspiration and material from the ordinary, the mundane, the overlooked, the regular, and the forgettable tossed-out moments of life. Enlightened, Philosophical, Deep, VULGAR as all hell and pure Genius…Furthermore, he’s got superb taste in music. The other night he featured these guys on his show LOUIE BUT they didn’t get any credit whatsoever, so I’d like to do my part. I figure if they didn’t get any recognition, then I can feature their clip from the show with a clear conscience.
you can hear the full version of that song below…
I’ve been hooked since back when they were called Doppelganger and I can’t wait for them to release their first LP Between 0 & 1 on November 3rd, at the John Varvatos Bowery location - if you RSVP now via email@example.com you can scoop up a digital download of the album at the show for a special pre release price of 5 bucks.
If you ever have the opportunity to catch them live, you’d be wrong to pass it up. Don’t ever be wrong.
For eyeball stimulation and for the love of god, check out these LIVE SHOTS of them all lit up in RED. Just do it.
This makes 1o.
There’s a love story in here if you can find it.
Get your rose colored love explosion soundtrack on. Break it open, Swim in it, Watch it burrrn…out?
*We hear a lot more now than we ever have before and that creates a challenge. Songs are taking on a shorter shelf life if they’re even being heard at all. OBSOLESCED is a transition that ranges from immediately old songs to legitimately old songs. Nothing “new” to discover here but rather the space between the recent past to the timelessly loved.
01. Awake On Foreign Shores (Colin Stetson)
02. I Want To (Best Coast)
03. Last Night At The Jetty (Panda Bear)
04. Starlings (Elbow)
05. Limit To Your Love (James Blake)
06. Wolf & I (Oh Land)
07. Lovesick (Lindstrøm & Christabelle)
08. Look (Sébastien Tellier)
09. Narc (Interpol)
10. Sour Times (Portishead)
11. Drown the Rats and Giants (Colin Stetson)
12. Elephants (Warpaint)
13. The Witching Hour (Wild Nothing)
14. You Won’t Need Me Where I’m Goin’ (How to Dress Well)
15. A Picture Of Our Torn Up Praise (Phosphorescent)
16. You Always Hurt the Ones You Love (Ryan Gosling)
17. Picture In A Frame (Tom Waits)
18. Doyna (The Klezmatics)
19. Ojalá (Silvio Rodriguez y Luis Eduardo Aute)
20. Once In A While (Jackie Gleason)
I’m surprised this isn’t circulating more than it is. Not necessarily due to how amazing it is, rather that it’s just happening. As soon as Surfer Blood exploded onto the scene, every critic and their mother has been tossing coins to see if this band just got lucky or were actually as good as they were. Well, they’re hatching a new EP called Tarot Classics and I’m sure some bets are about to be won…
4. Drinking Problem
Yes, it’s true, the universe will cease to exist as we know it because these guys decided to work together. Thanks a lot Bon Blake.
Here’s a single from their upcoming doomsday record….