Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The Soviet Space Programme - Space is Hell

Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to be a Soviet astronaut and victim of a botched rocket launch that sends you spiraling into the never-ending abyss with no hope of survival? Yeah, me too. This is a nicely executed concept album, and easily one of the more intriguing noise tapes I've heard in a really long time. Winding layers of heavy feedback supported by NASA beeps and other space mission audio that creates the completely hopeless and isolating experience you've all been waiting for. The beautiful cassette, limited to 50, is still available through bandcamp.

- Dan

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Moon Destroyer - Pseudo Seance

Some nice and heavy droning psychedelic stoner jams out of Ottawa that I just stumbled upon while cruising bandcamp tags. 4-track digital EP is available over at their bandcamp. 

- Dan

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Travelling Wave - T-Wave

Dark female-led psych/shoegaze out of Brazil that may cause crossed eyes and diminished motor control as the low hum backing many of these tracks gradually burrows into the cerebrum. It seems I won't be leaving this couch any time soon. Cassette is limited to only 25 copies through fellow blog/label Hologram Skies. Grab a copy over at their bandcamp asap.

- Dan

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Trementina - Almost Reach The Sun

Noisy female-led shoegaze out of Chile. Definite MBV and Swirlies vibes. Plan on giving this one plenty of spins. Available digitally through bandcamp.

- Dan

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Nuvem Leopardo - Revolver Mercurio

Gloomy psychedelia/tropicália out of Brazil that mixes 1960s lovin' with 1970s hard-rockin'. Certainly a band to keep your eyes and ears on. Only good things to come, I'm sure. Name-your-price over at their bandcamp page. 

- Dan

Friday, June 19, 2015

Wild Raccoon - Mount Break

French summertime garage pop with lasting hooks and infectious beachside harmonies that also drops into some heavier grooves that are sure to get your body moving. CD and cassette are available over at Howlin' Banana Records' bandcamp.

- Dan

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Jeremy Young & Aaron Martin - A Pulse Passes from Hand to Hand

Float along to these ambient layers of cello, guitar, and tape-collage textures. An unbelievably gorgeous collaborative record. Stream it below and head over to bandcamp to pick up the CD/digital from Japan's White Paddy Mountain.  

- Dan

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

OUT NOW!!! Kill West - Smoke Beach

The newest release on Ongakubaka Records drops today! If Kill West's amazing 4 track EP from last year fell under your radar (name your price here), this debut full-length is about to mow your blind. This is some heavy and hazy stoner psych greatness from Buenos Aires, and we've had it on repeat since the day we got it. Stream the whole thing below and head over to our bandcamp to pick up the album digitally or on a lovely light pink cassette. Hope you dig.
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- Dan

Friday, June 5, 2015

The Modern Folk - American Sewer

Stripped down lo-fi blues from blog/label/one-man-band, The Modern Folk. Recorded to cellphone underneath a Portland bridge in under 2 hours, American Sewer is one of three diy records released back in April, all of which are worth checking out and available as a pay-what-you-want downloads over at bandcamp.

- Dan

Thursday, May 28, 2015

The Bats Pajamas - No Hello

Toronto's The Bats Pajamas are back with a new and incredibly scuzzy full-length record to soundtrack your next scat party. Chunky rhythms, casual vocals, and a level of distortion just short of Brainbombs. The album is available on tape through Fleeting Youth Records, and, as with all of their previous releases, is available as a free download via their bandcamp.

- Dan