Friday, April 30, 2010

V/A - The Byg Deal

I took a blogging vacation in an attempt to find a legitimate job, but after applying for every position in the continental United States and hearing nothing back, I've decided to accept my poverty and get back to sharing music with you kids. This compilation is a scatter shot of experimental music from France from the late '60's and early '70's covering a full spectrum of styles from psych rock, to pop, to free jazz, to creep ass euro shit that I'm having trouble pigeonholing. This guys were definitely washing their croissants down with bong water. Most of this record absolutely rips and in the spirit of our blog, primarily features artists that never got the recognition they deserved.

- Steve

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Palm Yard - Craft Night

Received an email suggestion from a reader for this band. 3-piece from Santa Cruz. Extreme fuzz-pop. There's some legitimate hooks buried under it all, and may take a few listens to catch them all. It sounds like there's a little Wipers/Flipper influence in there as well. Good stuff.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Prince Rama of Ayodhya - Zetland

Honestly, the album cover and band-name of this Brooklyn trio should give you a pretty clear idea of what they sound like. Organic, cosmic, and tribal/spiritual Middle-Eastern/Asian prog-psych. Positive vibes aplenty. Fans of Afrirampo, OOIOO, Teeth Mountain or the Supreme Buddha himself will certainly enjoy. This is one of the bands I was really interested in seeing at the recent MACRoCk shindig that I was too lazy to go to. Also, somebody hook my up with their new split 7" with Kegs of Acid.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

The Boo Jays - Happy Halloween 7"

Naveed of The Boo Jays hooked us up with their debut 7" coming June 24th on Astrodorque Records. Monster Mash-influenced psych. Baritone vocals. Heavy bass grooves. Very fucking cool. Better appreciated when listening through headphones. I'll be bumpin' this shit hard when I'm drinking my Fighting Cock on the rocks this weekend. Four tracks on glow-in-the-dark vinyl. A must have. Keep an eye out.

(EDIT: Preorders is hatnin' right here)

- Dan

Download Happy Halloween 7" (if the link doesn't work for you, get it here)

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

000 - Upon Cycles

I saw this Detroit native open for Venetian Snares back in 2005 (has it really been FIVE YEARS since that show? Jesus Christ.), and spent quite a bit of time with this album when it was first released in 2004. It's literally been about 4 years since I've listened to it, and I'm not sure what even made me think to resurrect it, but it's still highly enjoyable and well-structured electronic beatritiousness (adj. quality rhythm-related nourishment). It becomes less and less straightforward the more you listen to it. One of the most consistent albums on Planet Mu.

- Dan

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