Thursday, March 29, 2012

White Fence - Family Perfume Vol. 1 (Woodsist 2012)

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"White Fence is the project of Tim Presley. His third full-length, Family Perfume, is a double album that will be released in two parts.

“Fuck Nostalgia. Live the truth. Truth is feeling, Truth is sound, Truth is motion. I am believing. I am seeing. I am moving. TRUTH IS FOREVER. Meet The Presley/ White Fence Truth Serum. Imagine if you will, that your uncle frank, aunt jane and cousing ricky all made out with George Harrison at the same time and felt good about it. Thats what the family perfume smells like. Like the real shit. This aint your regular mutton chop rock. This is freak your fucking mom out cause she caught you naked in the back yard blasting this shit rock. This is not a joke. This is the hit factory. This is the eye. This is another planet. And hurry up, cause this perfume aint available at no macy’s. Fuck the Rolling stones. Long live Keith. Were already dead"- Woodsist

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Bill Baird - Career (S/R 2012)

Food Pyramid - Mango Sunrise (Moon Glyph 2012)

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"Following a split 7" and a trilogy of defining cassettes, Food Pyramid emerges with their debut full-length LP, "Mango Sunrise". A tireless Minneapolis trio, the three members (C. Farstak, C. Hontona and M. Weather) collaborate to materialize synthesized monoliths; ranging from percolating, ambient rivers to various weirdo strains of dancehall jams. "Mango Sunrise" is an eclectic and spanning look into their overall aesthetic headspace. It conjures movements of kosmische-propelled euphoria, deep-space house and even their style of affected future-dub. On tunes like "Orange Alert" and "Oh Mercy", we find the trio drifting into druggy long-form dance grooves alongside rippling psych guitar and a bewildering saxophone. As much of a refined culmination as it is a hard step forward in their ever-evolving sonics, "Mango Sunrise" has arrived with all the majestic grandeur its title evokes."- Moon Glyph


Tuesday, March 27, 2012

SXSW 2012 Ryan Garbes

New Cassette from Ryan Garbes available at Night People.

SXSW 2012 Sun Araw & Diva

Photo by Fabian Villa

SXSW 2012 White Mystery

Photo by Fabian Villa
White Mystery is an insanely good garage band out of Chicago. They have cassettes for sale at Burger records and you can preorder their new EP here.

SXSW 2012 R.Stevie Moore

R.Stevie Moore shredding at the Spiderhouse.

Monday, March 26, 2012

SXSW 2012 Troller

Having the opportunity to catch a live set from Troller at an anonymous house in Austin, was definitely one of the highlights of our trip. I am been fascinated with this band sense I stumbled upon their bandcamp late last year. They have solidified a particular sound scene in Austin that has yet to be labeled, which is not necessarily a bad thing (considering what the word "chillwave" means to people presently). Troller has also released it self titled debut for sale now at Holodeck.

Friday, March 23, 2012

SXSW 2012 Psychic Ills

The Psychic ills loitering after a gig at Urban Outfitters.

SXSW 2012 Shawn Reed (Wet hair)

Honestly, Shawn Reed is one of my favorite people so it was great when we found him roaming around at the Brooklyn Vegan party. Shawn Reed is the owner of Night People Records and is also a vital component to the band Wet Hair. And... be sure check out the new batch of tapes at Night People Records!

SXSW 2012 Bleached

Jennifer and Jessica Clavin's newest project Bleached has gained a considerable amount of attention over the past six months. We met up with the girls right after a show at Urban Outfitters.

SXSW 2012 Pangea

Pangea performing at the Spider House Chapel tent stage. Tour Dates listed below-
Visit Pangea's Bandcamp for more info.


SXSW 2012 Fidlar

The boys of LA's Fidlar taking some time out to pose for Mondo Nation during sound check at a warehouse on east 5th. We snagged a 45 from their van after the show.

SXSW 2012 Tim Presley (White Fence)

Tim Presley of White Fence hanging out at Burgermania, a six stage extravaganza celebrating Burger Records artists. An eagerly anticipated third release from White Fence comes out on April 3rd via Woodsist , Family Perfume Vol. 1.

If you missed White Fence at this years SXSW festival here is a list of tour dates.
03-24 Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory %
04-22 Santa Cruz, CA - Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium $
05-03 Portland, OR - Star Theater #
05-04 Vancouver, British Columbia - Waldorf Hotel #
05-05 Seattle, WA - Chop Suey #
05-06 Missoula, MT - The Palace #
05-08 Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry #
05-09 Madison, WI - High Horse Saloon #
05-10 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall !
05-11 Detroit, MI - Lager House !
05-12 Toronto, Ontario Horseshoe Tavern !
05-13 Montreal, Quebec - Il Motore !
05-14 Portland, ME - Space Gallery !
05-16 New York, NY - Webster Hall @

05-18 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's #
05-19 Raleigh, NC - King's Barcade #
05-20 Atlanta, GA - The Earl #
05-21 Nashville, TN - The End #
05-22 Memphis, TN - Hi Tone #
05-23 Little Rock, AR - Whitewater Tavern #
05-24 Houston, TX - Walter's #
05-25 Austin, TX - Mohawk Outside Stage #

^ with Ty Segall, Mikal Cronin, Feeling of Love
! with Ty Segall, Strange Boys
@ with Ty Segall, Strange Boys, the Men
# with Ty Segall

* with Thee Oh Sees
& with Built to Spill, Thee Oh Sees, Oberhofer, Bleached and more
% with Off!, White Fence, Strange Boys, Wavves, King Tuff

$ with The Shins

SXSW 2012: Ian Saint Pe

The lovable Ian Saint Pe of Black Lips and the newly formed Diamond Rugs poses with Angela Fox and Alex Steele. We managed to catch Diamond Rugs at Empire Automotive (a converted muffler shop) and we were all quite pleased with their performance. Diamonds Rugs new album drops April 24th on Partisan Records

Inner Tube (Mark Mcguire +Spencer Clark) - S/T (Experimedia 2012)

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"It’s a given that when you see Mark McGuire’s name pop up on a song, there’s going to be some gorgeous, intricate guitar running through the track. All of his work is infused with this sort of glittery soft focus. It is, first and foremost, mood music—made by one person and designed to be listened to alone as well. When he collaborates with others, it is always fascinating to see how he works his style into the framework of someone else. Most recently, he made a whole record with Charles Berlitz who is actually Spencer Clark from Skaters, the duo that includes James Ferraro as its other half. “MR” is a song for surfer Mark Richards, but like much of McGuire’s other work, it could also be about being heartsick at dusk, thinking about being a kid, general sadness, or space. McGuire and Clark’s Inner Tube is out right now." - The Fader

Agent A & Omae

Sunday, March 18, 2012

The Wolf

Dustin Wong - dreams say, view, create, shadow leads (Thrill Jockey 2012)

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"Dustin Wong's second LP Dreams Say, View, Create, Shadow Leads, is a departure from Dustin's previous methods but more closely a distillation of his live show into recorded form. The pieces are so intricate and detailed that we've asked Dustin to explain his process and he happily obliges us:

"When I begin to explore and to build a song through a series of pedals, I begin with the tuner. It helps keep my guitar's pitch consistent. An octave pedal and the distortion pedals allows me to change the textures and colors of the guitar. The delay pedal determines the tempo and the pattern. Once these sounds are determined, it then gets replicated and repeated through a loop pedal. Repeating that process, I lay different sounds and melodies on top. After the loop pedal comes the envelope filter that changes the color of the sounds but in a different way, more like a blend or like a dye. At the end of this chain of pedals awaits another delay pedal that corresponds to the delay pedal before the looper, further accentuating and changing the patterns of the loop.

I see all these pedals as a kind of textile factory. The sheets and colors are determined then the patterns are laid on top, one layer after another until it becomes a fabric mille feuille. Once that cake looks done it gets replicated again through another delay pedal. I can keep building these sounds on top each other and decide whether I want to take half of the cakes slices or not, if i do, I can gaze at the symmetrical void of what I have taken." - Thrill Jockey

Friday, March 9, 2012

Amour & Discipline

Amour & Discipline


How much does a band earn when you’re sharing their music with a friend, or when you're using P2P or direct download services to get it?
Well, ok, zero.

But how much does a band earn when you buy a $10 CD in a store ?
$1.20 .

How much does a band earn when you buy a $0.99 song on Itunes ?
$0.15 .

How much does a band earn when you listen to a song one hundred times on Spotify ?
$0.20 .

How much would a band earn if you sent them a free donation ?
The exact amount you chose to give.

Of course, these are average figures regarding both indie and mainstream artists ; some manage to get better deals, others get worse. But most of the time, no matter how you listen to music, the artist gets very little financial support.

In recent years, technology has made music shift from scarce goods to infinite goods : once the original is made, it takes zero marginal cost to make a digital copy and distribute it. All the music in the world is available for (almost) nothing, and less and less people are buying physical records. Global Non-Commercial Culture Sharing is now a reality – which, don't get us wrong, is simply great -, but the problem of decently funding artistic creation remains.

But Why?

  • a lot of people want to maintain old centralized models of distribution in the digital world, creating artificial scarcity on infinite goods, and pretending global culture sharing never happened
  • big entertainment corporations keep laying down the law
  • many middlemen are still involved. Some of them are valuable (independent labels), some have to be questioned

So, why not directly support those who create music and those who really help to produce it?

This is what we’re experimenting with this Donation Platform. A&D project is not about charity, but Gift Economy. It is not about guilt, but common decency. Of course, good ways to support bands/labels already exist (buying stuff directly from them, for example).

Of course, good ways to support bands/labels already exist and crucial ideas still have to be tested, but we think A&D can be a useful step to promote two fundamental and inseparable points :

  1. Non-Commercial Culture Sharing is essential and legitimate
  2. We can and we must find new ways to support independent authors and producers, so the aforementioned fact won’t cast them in the sewers where they will starve alone

We think the combination of coercive (i.e. governments) and mercantile (i.e. corporations) tactics should certainly not be the only ones driving the legislation, distribution, and financing of culture. On the contrary, we believe the present situation urges us to invent new alternative strategies."- Amour & Discipline

Mediafired - The Pathway Through Whatever (Beer on the Rug 2012)

Monday, March 5, 2012

Night People "Dada Damage" 2012 Compilation

Free Download And don't forget to check out a brand new batch of tapes at Night People

Sun Araw, M Geddes Gengras, and the Congos

ICON EYE (teaser) from RVNG Intl. on Vimeo.

"The newest and probably all-time most anticipated installment of RVNG Intl.’s 12-inch series, FRKWYS, sees Sun Araw, known to his California grade school teacher as Cameron Stallones, and his LA-to-JA collaborator in Duppy Gun Productions, M. Geddes Gengras, matching minds with Jamaica’s four decade-young roots reggae stalwarts The Congos. A film, Icon Eye (trailer above), will delve deeper into the collaboration for which both sides found new territory. Listen to “Happy Song” from the album below, which is not LA experimental or Jamaican sweet, but somewhere unique. From this weekend on it becomes the number one top track to dizzily come home to and play louder than your downstairs neighbors would prefer. Just earnestly, utterly, inspirationally carefree. FRKWYS Vol. 9, where Sun Araw and M. Geddes Gengras meet The Congos, entitled Icon Give Thank, comes out April 10th on RVNG Intl." - Fader

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