Saturday, February 2, 2013

MBV

Drinking a bottle glass of wine while listening to the new My Bloody Valentine album, minimally titled MBV. So far the verdict is very good. Obvious comparisons to Loveless will flood the internet in no time I'm sure. And certainly there's enough fuzz, warble and wave to merit it. It is, after all, My Bloody Valentine. That's what we want and what we expect from Kevin Shields and the gang. But there's definitely a lot of new ground being tread here, like joyful whoops and overt electronic instrumentation. Shields is notorious for his perfectionism in the studio and it shines through beautifully here. Though fuzzy and distorted as always, the record is meticulously engineered and it's readily apparent that we're hearing only what they want us to hear. Someone else might criticize them for being too clean or not "raw" enough. If those people want to take a sketch over a masterpiece, let them.
In any case, here's the lush, swoon-y opening track, "She Found Now":

Buy the album here: My Bloody Valentine - MBV

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Dead and Re-Buried, the Final BtWoS

Scream or Download.

Birthday Party - Deep in the Woods (Mutiny! - 1983)
Alien Sex Fiend - Dead and Buried (Dead and Buried 7" - 1984)
Tones on Tail - Movement of Fear (POP - 1984)
Christian Death - Figurative Theater (Only Theater of Pain - 1982)

Adam and the Ants - Killer in the Home (Kings of the Wild Frontier - 1988)
Oingo Boingo - Dead or Alive (Good for Your Soul - 1987)
Fat Boys - Are You Ready for Freddy? (Coming Back Hard - 1988)
DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince - Nightmare on My Street (He's the DJ, I'm the Rapper - 1988)

Misfits - Horror Business (Horror Business 7" - 1979)
The Cramps - I Ain't Nothing But A Gore Hound (Smell of Female - 1983)
Ramones - Chain Saw (Ramones - 1976)
TSOL - Dance With Me (Dance With Me - 1981)

The 13th Chime - Coffin Maker (Cuts of Love 7" - 1981)
The Cure - A Forest (Seventeen Seconds - 1980)
Siouxsie and the Banshees - Night Shift (Juju - 1981)

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Systems and Layers

Stream or Download

The Raveonettes - Young and Cold (Observator - 2012)
The Soft Walls - Black Cat (The Soft Walls - Out 12/03/2012)
Ultraísta - Strange Formula (David Lynch Remix) (Ultraísta - 2012)

oOoOO - No Way Back (feat. Butterclock) (Our Loving Is Hurting Us - 2012)
Chromatics - Looking for Love (After Dark II - 2012)
The Twilight Sad - Nil (Liars Remix) (Remixes No One can Ever Know - Out 11/05/2012)

Melody's Echo Chamber - Crystallized (Melody's Echo Chamber - 2012)
Purity Ring - Saltkin (Shrines - 2012)

Susanne Sundfør - The Silicone Veil (The Silicone Veil - 2012)
iamwhoami - Idle Talk (Kin - 2012)
Holy Other - Held (Tim Hecker Remix) (orig. found on Held - 2012)

Hammock - (Leaving) The House Where We Grew Up (Departure Songs - 2012)
Outro - Hammock - Verse for Forgiveness (Chasing After Shadows... Living With the Ghosts - 2010)

Bonus Video Time!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

October 17th, 2012

Stream or Download

The Luyas - Fifty Fifty (Animator - 2012)
Dum Dum Girls - I Got Nothing (End of Daze - 2012)
Echo Lake - Another Day (Wild Peace - 2012)
Lissy Trullie - Madeleine (Lissy Trullie - 2012)
Moon Duo - Sleepwalker (Circles - 2012)

Egyptian Hip Hop - Yoro Diallo (Good Don't Sleep - Out 10/23)
Chairlift - Met Before (Something - 2012)
Ultraísta - Static Light (Ultraísta - 2012)
Melody's Echo Chamber - Quand Vas Tu Rentrer? (Melody's Echo Chamber - 2012)

Station Break - Robin Guthrie - Some Kind of Paradise (Carousel - 2009)

Bat for Lashes - Oh Yeah (The Haunted Man - Out 10/23)
ERAAS - Ghost (ERAAS - 2012)
Errors - Relics (New Relics - Out 11/06)
Crystal Castles - Wrath of God (iii - Out 11/06)

Trust - Dressed for Space (Dressed for Space - 2012)

Bonus Video Time!
Chairlift - Met Before (Girls & Bass version) - Literally just the chorus and the bassist using the acoustics of a gymnasium. Absolutely lovely:

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Traveling into Uncertain Distances

Stream or Download

Tamaryn - Sandstone (Tender New Signs - Out 10/16)
Bleeding Rainbow - Drift Away (Yeah Right - Out 01/29/2013)
Halls - Reverie (Ark - Out 10/15)
Dark Dark Dark - Who Needs Who (Who Needs Who - 2012)

Mark Eitzel - Oh Mercy (Don't Be A Stranger - 2012)
Sera Cahoone - Naked (Deer Creek Canyon - 2012)
Trespassers William - Far Too Far (Cast - 2012)
The Calm Blue Sea - Mary Ann Nichols (Arrivals and Departures - 2012)

Susanne Sondfør - White Foxes (MAPS remix) (The Silicone Veil - Out 10/16/2012)
Holy Other - Held (Held - 2012)
Hammock - Words You Said... I'll Never Forget You Now (Departure Songs - 2012)

Outro - Rachel's - An Evening of Long Goodbyes (Selenography - 1999)

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Whorls of Smoke and Pins of Light

Stream or Download

ERAAS - Fang (ERAAS - Out 10/02)
Dracula Lewi$ - Permafrost (Permafrost 12" - Out 11/05)
Black Marble - Static (A Different Arrangement - Out 10/09)
Human Behavior - Wasting Away (Single - 2012)

TRUST - Divine (Dressed for Space EP - 2012)
School of Seven Bells - Low Times (Ghostory - 2012)
Cold Cave - A Little Death to Laugh (A Little Death to Laugh 7" - 2012)
The Raveonettes - Sinking With the Sun (Observator - 2012)

:papercutz - Where Beasts Die (Sun Glitters Remix) (forthcoming digital EP)
Tamaryn - Heavenly Bodies (Tender New Signs - Out 10/16)
Dum Dum Girls - Trees and Flowers (Strawberry Switchblade cover) (End of Daze EP - 2012)

Purity Ring - Obedear (Shrines - 2012)
Grimes - Be A Body (侘寂) (Visions - 2012)
Bat for Lashes - Marilyn (The Haunted Man - Out 10/16)
Woods - Give Your Light Off (Cali in a Cup 7" - 2012)