gorillaz | humanz

gorillaz  |  humanz

gorillaz | humanz

About the Gorillaz. Well, as one of my all-time favorite bands they haven’t failed me and with the release of their brand new spanking 26-track album (Yes! 26 tracks!) Humanz courtesy of Parlophone Records, they sound better than ever! It is crazy to imagine that it has been 7 years since their last release. But, what’s really cool is the fact that collectively the Gorillaz have not missed a fuckin’ beat. I don’t even know where to start with this review. Read more »

frank ocean | lens | w/travis scott

frank ocean  |  lens  | w/travis scott
 
Sir Frank Ocean drops new track Lens w/Travis Scott and it’s not so much a sparkler (it is a sparkler) as it is unexpected and out of the blue. But we know that’s just Mr. Oceans style and patented preferred modus operandi to toss out musical bones whenever he dines to do so, but as long as he keeps dropping smooth shit we’re A-O-KAY with it! The track opens up with a slow motion timbre and mood, which is perhaps the best way to open a Frank Ocean track. This one is a small toke but the hit is just as potent and effective. It expands and allows for plenty of space for reflection and introspection, which seems to be par for the course ala his post Blond release. This one is a collabo with Travis Scott and if this is what they’re putting out then, more of this please! Peace. Read more »

clippings | true believer | video

Clipping
 
Los Angeles trippy-trio, The Clippings drop supernova sound debris, Splendor & Misery to the merriment (or chagrin) of space invader interloper types the galaxy over. The results are varied and unexpectedly expected depending on who-dat you ask. I happen to be an accidental fan and because my chakras are aligned sequentially with the optics of my third eye I kinda sorta knew this was the shit long before it materialized into a groovy and downright physical manifestation. Peep the vid after the jump. And as always kiddos and weirdos alike, go forth and soultiply. Peace. Read more »

cote | golden hour

cote  |  golden hour
 

cote | golden hour

 
Brooklyn-based COTE is a dangerously seductive chanteuse, and although the songs she delivers aren’t popular (yet) they are nonetheless endearing. Listening to her recent material I am easily reminded of Feist entwined with the mood and timbre of Hope Sandoval. Not a bad combination if you ask me. To date, COTE’s recent deliveries include the smoke infused and introspective Cruel and the dreamy ode Golden Hour . These songs remind us all that love is best served with all of life’s many surprises, and it shouldn’t be any other way. Check out both tracks after the jump. Peace. Read more »

lo moon | loveless

Lo Moon
 

lo moon | loveless

 
Lo Moon does wonderful things with instruments and imagination. On the track, Loveless things are kept hush hush low, bittersweet and endearingly melancholy. I checked out the band’s webpage and the only available music is what you see here. That made me a bit sad. But hopefully it also means more is on the way. Now I am happy with anticipation. Read more »

throwback thursday: edward sharpe & the magnetic zeros | home | rac remix

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros  |  Home  |  RAC Remix
 

edward sharpe & the magnetic zeros | home | rac remix

 
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros will forever and always be remembered by their much-beloved song Home featuring the vocals of Alex Ebert and Jade Castrinos. The track is the second single released from the band’s album Up From Below (2010) courtesy of Rough Trade. And if the song is good enough to make my 11-year old son’s playlist then it is certainly worthy of my Throwback Thursday pick of the week. After the jump check out the original video and the RAC Home remix. Also, if you want more of the good stuff check out the band’s latest tour de force PersonA out now via Community Music Group. Peace. Read more »

the orwells | they put a body in the bayou

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the orwells | they put a body in the bayou

 
The Orwells are back and channeling Nirvana in a very big way. The band’s lead single They Put A Body In The Bayou is screaming guitar ruckus fest. Play this one loud and often. This highly energetic track is taken from the band’s forthcoming Terrible Human Beings LP dropping January 17th courtesy of Atlantic Recording.
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roosevelt | belong

roosevelt  |  belong
 

roosevelt | belong

 
German resident Roosevelt aka Marius Lauber brings his bright pop and electronically bubbly music with the lead single Belong. The catchy track is taken from his debut self-titled LP release bearing the same name. This is music maker that hits all of the right notes and he’s no stranger to our ears. Check the archives for more from this multi-talented artist. Peace. Read more »

empire machines | scenes

empire machine  |  scenes
 

empire machines | scenes

 
The Austin, Texas Empire Machines is a five-piece indie psych outfit and they’re gearing up for a massive summer. But for now, we’ll make do with their latest single Scenes. The band of five have been doing the rock band thing since 2011 and next year they’re dropping their debut long play. I can’t wait. And with the way this band sounds I am pretty sure they’ll catch fire. Peace. Read more »

computer magic | dimensions

computer magic  |  dimensions
 

computer magic | dimensions

 
Computer Magic has had a very long relationship with my ears. And to be honest it has mostly been a one-sided relationship. Unfortunately, all my ears are interested in is hearing, in short they’re takers. Enough about my selfish ears. But definitely more about Dimensions the lead track from CM’S latest Obscure but Visible EP from Computer Magic. The track Dimensions is the very first song you’ll encounter once your press play. The Obscure but Visilbe EP is out right now courtesy of Channel 9 Records. Check after the jump for the tracklisting and music. Peace. Read more »