2009-12-31

Edison - "Little Voices"


edison - "little voices" (download)
One of my favorite tracks from All the Information At Hand. Recently released by Kid Without Radio. Edison is based in the San Francisco Bay Area, and is rapidly becoming a well-known master of the Monome (this particular Monome he created himself, housing it in an old lunchbox). This 11-track release (featuring an excellent remix of "The Bellows" by KWR head honcho Erik Nava/Egadz!), showcases Edison's talents. Some solid, well-structured beats all across the board here. This guy has been blowing up all over YouTube lately as well. Go check out his impressive handiwork right here.

2009-12-30

Anoraak - "Talking In Your Sleep"


anoraak - "talking in your sleep" (download)
French producers are pretty much taking over the electronic music scene. There is an incredible amount of great music coming out of France these days. Anoraak is from Nantes and part of the Valerie Collective. Check out his impressive cover of The Romantics classic "Talking In Your Sleep."

2009-12-29

The Whitest Boy Alive - "Burning"


the whitest boy alive - "burning" (download)
One of the many projects Erlend Øye (Kings of Convenience) has on his plate. From 2006's Dreams. An overall great record.

2009-12-28

Ae Bizottsag - "Baad Schandau"


ae bizottsag - "baad schandau" (download)
From 2007's extremely impressive compilation from B-Music, and independent collective of DJ's, musicians and music lovers. Lots of really impressive, very obscure songs from all over the world. Compiled by David Holmes, Andy Votel, Gruff Rhys (Super Furry Animals) and more. They've really dug up some gems here.

2009-12-25

Merry Xmas

2009-12-24

Xmas Megapost

One more day to go.....check out all these goodies:
  • Otis Fodder's superfun Holiday Freak Out/Holiday Freak In comps (link)
  • Betamaxmas is probably the coolest site ever for your retro Xmas special needs. The programs change daily (check the TV Guide in the top right corner). Some examples of what you'll find... The Silver Spoons holiday episode, He-Man Xmas special, clips from a Night Court Xmas episode and more. Really awesome stuff. (link)
  • The brand new Bran Flakes Xmas single "Here Comes Santa" (link)
  • Liferdef Empire's "Holiday's In The Bay". A Bay Area hip hop Xmas song (link)
  • Have Yourself A Funky Little Christmas with Stones Throw's Egon (link)
  • Mark Wahlberg talks to Xmas Animals (link)
  • "Jingle Bells" from India (link)
  • Big Mouth Xmas rap (link)
  • oh, and don't forget the Wild Xmas With Bomarr series...... (link)

2009-12-23

B. Fleischmann & Ms. John Soda - "Here She Comes Now"


b. fleischmann & ms. john soda - "here she comes now" (download)
Really beautiful cover of the Slowdive song from Morr Music's compilation Blue Skied An' Clear.

2009-12-22

Cluster - "Caramel"


cluster - "caramel" (download)
Zuckerzeit is the third album from the hugely-influential German electronic group Cluster. These guys have worked with the likes of Brian Eno, Holger Czukay of Can and more. These guys were way ahead of their time, releasing this record in 1974. In 2008, they re-formed for a series of reunion performances.

2009-12-21

Principles of Geometry - "Titan"


principles of geometry - "titan" (download)
Another amazing release from French label Tigersushi. Synth enthusiasts Guillaume Grosso and Jeremy Duval enlisted help from Sebastian Tellier, Vast Aire and Hangar 18 for this one. Much more upbeat than their wonderful self-titled debut from 2005. These guys keep getting better and better, constantly working on music and honing their chops doing remixes for the likes of Poni Hoax and Joakim. An early, Vast Aire-less version of their song "Napoleon" appears on the Sneakmove Minicomp 3 7" I curated. At the rate these guys are going, I'm sure the next album is going to be phenomenal.

2009-12-18

Paulie Think - "Chill Witchoo"


Meet Paulie Think. He's from Vallejo, CA. When he DJ's, he's also known as Paulie Fresh. You can sometimes find him energetically ripping the mic rocking a Bad Brains t-shirt, or maybe sharing bills with Sole, Ceschi, 2Mex, Jawbreaker or De La Soul. He'll liven up a room like his life depended on it. Check out "Chill Witchoo" from 2008's I Shot Paulie Think.

2009-12-17

Dominique Young Unique - "Hot Girl (Mike Busse Remix)"


dominique young unique - "hot girl (mike busse remix)" (download)
Check out 17-year old Florida rapper Dominique Young Unique. She's been recording since she was 12, starting off with fellow Floridians Yo Majesty. Check out this awesome remix by Mike Busse of Brothers Backword, and while you're at it, pick up the Hot Girl EP via the link below.

2009-12-16

Bobby Birdman - "Victory At Sea (E*Rock Remix)"


From his 2006 12" single for "Victory At Sea". Fryk Beat/Audio Dregs founder E*Rock takes Bobby Birdman's mellow original version and turns it into an upbeat sing-a-long track. Bobby (Rob Kieswetter) has toured with Will Oldham, Hot Chip, Joanna Newsom, YACHT, Dirty Projectors, among others. He even remixed Young MC's "Fastest Rhyme" on last year's Delicious Vinyl anniversary release. He has a new album called New Moods, which recently came out on Fryk Beat.

2009-12-15

A.T.B.A.N. Klann - "Open Your Mind"


A.T.B.A.N. Klann (standing for A Tribe Beyond A Nation) was supposed to release their debut album Grass Roots for Eazy-E's Ruthless Records in 1992. Unfortunately, the label shelved the record shortly before it was due to be released, and 3 years later, A.T.B.A.N. Klann were dropped from Ruthless after Eazy-E's death and the record was never released. Fortunately (depending on who you talk to), 2 of the members of the group....Will 1X (now known to everyone as will.i.am) and apl.de.ap, went on to form Black Eyed Peas with the help of their friend Taboo. While this record isn't quite amazing, there are definitely some good songs on here, some in the vein of Black Sheep, and the nth-generation cassette dub quality of the recordings add a bit to the feel of the whole thing. I still think the Black Eyed Peas record Behind The Front was good for its time (although I haven't listened to it in years so I'm not sure how well it holds up), but these guys were much more listenable before Fergie joined the group.

2009-12-11

Medio Mutante - "Überbeast"

I've been completely obsessed with this EP lately. Apparantly, it came out back in early 2008, but I didn't hear of it until recently. Medio Mutante means "Average Mutant" in Spanish (which is also a cool band name). The EP is on some retro-synth-downtempo-new wave vibe and I love it. I can't speak highly enough of this, and I really hope they put something new out soon.

2009-12-10

MC 900 Ft. Jesus - "If I Only Had A Brain"


This was a bit of a cult hit when it was released back in 1994. It even had a music video which was directed by a very young Spike Jonze before everyone and their mothers were banging down his door to put visuals to their music. MC 900 ft. Jesus (Mark Griffin) got his name from evangelist Oral Roberts, who had claimed he had a vision of a 900 ft. Jesus that commanded him to build a hospital on the campus of Oral Roberts University. Mark only released 3 official studio albums (2 for Nettwerk, and 1 for Rick Rubin's American Recordings, which this song appears on). While the song is pretty silly, it's a song I've always listened to here and there, just for the nostalgia. Not sure how many of you will even remember this song, but I had to share it.

2009-12-09

Cars & Trains - "Intimidated By Silence (Blue Sky Black Death Remix)"


cars & trains - "intimidated by silence (blue sky black death remix)" (download)
Portland, Oregon's Cars & Trains (Tom Filepp) has been a very busy man as of late. He spent a good chunk of last month touring with Ceschi & Bleubird to start getting the word out about his upcoming record The Roots, The Leaves (for Ceschi's Fake Four label) and its sister album of remixes, appropriately titled The Roots, The Remix. The Roots, The Remix includes remixes from Boy In Static, Melodium, Dollboy, Meanest Man Contest, Blue Sky Black Death, Big Pauper/PZ, Otem Relik, Unconventional Science, USF, Lullatone, Polyphonic, Bomarr (that's me), and Ernest Gonzales. Fake Four is handling the physical & electronic formats for the album, and Circle Into Square will be releasing the digital-only remix album. In addition to all this stuff (see, I said he's a busy guy), he has a limited edition 7" coming out on Token Recluse featuring Unconventional Science and Pauper/PZ's remixes. You really should grab all of these things. The record and remix album will be available on 1/26/10.

2009-12-07

Wild Xmas With Bomarr, Vol. 4



I did Volume 3 back in 2007, and said that it would be my last Xmas mix in the series, but after getting inspired, and actually finding an impressive chunk of Xmas-themed music this year, I've decided to do another...maybe even another after this! Who knows? Even if you're not a fan of Xmas music, you may still enjoy this. I'm not a fan of Xmas music in general, but more of a fan of digging up some of these really obscure tracks. It's sort of rewarding, and people seem to really enjoy these mixes. So, spike your egg nog, decorate your tree, and throw this mix on, you may enjoy it. As always, comments are welcome. You can download ALL volumes here

(Please let me know if you have any issues with the Divshare link. I re-uploaded it this morning after having issues with the first link, but everything should be working now)


2009-12-04

Duchess Says - "Black Flag"


duchess says - "black flag" (stream-only)
I wasn't familiar with Montreal's Duchess Says until recently. I heard this song for the first time on Tobacco's (Anticon/Black Moth Super Rainbow) Halloween podcast Orgy Drills 1. This whole record is pretty great. All over the place moog-punk, sometimes melodic, sometimes abrasive. They have a great cover of the Six Finger Satellite song I posted a little while ago ("Rabies (Baby's Got The)"). Great stuff. Check it out.

2009-12-02

Splash Band - "The End (Disco)"



Great cover of the the end theme from John Carpenter's "Assault on Precinct 13" by German "disco" band The Splash Band. Released in 1984, this stuff is more 80's electro than disco. The Music of John Carpenter features some pretty impressive covers of themes from Starman, Big Trouble in Little China, The Fog, and the extremely impressive covers of Halloween 2 (the other standout track from this release), and Halloween. If you can find this, pick it up. It's hard to come by.

2009-12-01

Opiuo - "King Prawn"


opiuo - "king prawn" (stream-only)

I can't speak highly enough about this compilation that Bay Area producer An-Ten-Nae has put together. There are some incredibly nasty beats on here from the likes of Ooah (Glitch Mob/PANTyRAiD), Marty Party (PANTyRAiD), Adam Freeland, Robot Koch, An-ten-nae himself, and more. I hadn't heard of Opiuo before this compilation, but I did some research and found this amazing EP, which you can name your price on (no minimum), and it blew me away. Keep an eye on all of the artists associated with this compilation, and everything coming out of the Muti Music label, it's all really great stuff, and while you're at it...BUY THIS COMP!!

2009-11-30

Mi-Sex - "Computer Games"


mi-sex - "computer games" (download)
Another one from the original Bomarr Blog. Released in 1979, Mi-Sex's "Computer Games" went to number one in their home country of Australia. They had a few other minor hits, but none of them came close to what they did with this song. This record is yet another long lost new wave classic.

2009-11-27

Restiform Bodies - "Black Friday"


A fitting day to post this. Check out "Black Friday" from my group Restiform Bodies. Happy post-turkey day. I'm sure you all have a food hangover like me.

2009-11-25

Witchdoc Jorun & Friends - "Shakenawakenabreakenemup"


A little blast from the past on this one. From Hand 'Solo Records' first volume of the Bassments of Bad Men series, released way back in 1996. Sort of a "who's who" of the Halifax hip hop scene at the time. Featuring early appearances from Buck 65, Sixtoo, DJ Moves, Cheklove (Corey from Trailer Park Boys), Hip Club Groove and more. Some funny lines in this one, one that particularly tends to repeat in my head...."Haagen Das Efx Processor, Professor...." Unfortunately, this release is out of print, and not available digitally, but I'm sure you can find one on eBay. Enjoy.

2009-11-24

Absolute Body Control - "Is There An Exit?"


absolute body control - "is there an exit?" (download)
I actually just stumbled on these guys recently. Absolute Body Control was the first significant project of Dirk Ivens and Eric Van Wonterghem, who later went on to be a part of bands like D.A.F. , Dive, Klinik and Sonar. They were mainly active from 1979-1984, but have since re-formed (in 2006) and re-recorded a lot of their classics for a release called WIND(RE)WIND. Their stuff is very much in the Joy Division/Suicide vein, so it's highly recommended if you're a fan of either. Also, keep an eye on the NY label Minimal Wave, who has resurrected a lot of these lost, old synthy gems. They have a well-trained ear for some really classic stuff, and everything they're putting out is quality stuff.

2009-11-23

Sole - "Heartless"


sole - "heartless" (download)
From his brand new "mixtape" Nuclear Winter. Here, Sole puts a new twist on Kanye's "Heartless". Nuclear Winter features various interpretations of popular hits like Rick Ross' "Hustlin", 50 Cent & Justin Timberlake's "Jayo Technology", Biggie's "Juicy" and more, and features guest appearances from Bleubird, Astronautilis, Ceschi Ramos, Solillaquists of Sound, Jared Paul (on the "controversial" track "My President")and J-Swag. This mixtape is technically "free" if you want to be cheap about it, but I'd suggest following this link to go throw a couple of bucks Sole's way for a higher quality download and you can feel good knowing you supported an artist even though you really didn't HAVE to. (Sole and the Skyrider Band also have a brand new record out called Plastique. You can pick up that album right here)

2009-11-20

A Grape Dope - "Hellz Bellz"


a grape dope - "hellz bellz" (download)
A Grape Dope is the mostly-instrumental, beat-oriented project of Tortoise drummer John Herndon. This lost gem from boasts some pretty impressive, and somewhat out-there instrumentation. It also features guest vocals on "Red Hat Attack" by Anticon's Doseone. John also did a remix as A Grape Dope for the Themselves remix record The No Music of AIFFs. This song is great, although it really starts to pick up around the 1:30 mark.

2009-11-19

Grapefruit - "Another Game"


From their 1968 release Around Grapefruit. These guys were a highly-underrated band who only lastest 2 years and 2 records. One of their members, George Alexander (born Alexander Young) is brother to Malcolm and Angus Young of AC/DC. These guys strongly resemble the Beatles, but the Beatles themselves actually took interest in them, and Grapefruit's John Perry even appears in the background choir of "Hey Jude." In addition, John Lennon & Paul McCartney co-produced the Grapefruit song "Lullaby for a Lazy Day." Unfortunately, this album is fairly hard to find, but sometimes you can find copies on eBay, although you should expect to pay royally for a copy of this on vinyl.

2009-11-17

Hounds of Hate - "II III Eye (feat. Hype Williams)"

I have no idea how this music made its way into my iTunes, but while listening to some music, this came on and immediately caught my attention. Turns out to be a "mixtape" (literally a cassette release) called Untitled [deuces] from London's Hounds of Hate and Hype Williams (not THAT Hype Williams), where they took turns appearing on each others' sides of the cassette. To be honest, I'm a bit more into the Hounds of Hate side of the tape than the Hype Williams side, but they're both great. It's all on a sludge-funk-downtempo-instrumental-synth vibe and I love it. Highly recommended if you're a fan of Odd Nosdam or Tobacco. There's a limited 7" split and another mixtape with Hype Williams coming in the near future. You can download side 2 of the mixtape here.

2009-11-16

Amp Live - "Gary Is A Robot"

Great new single from Zion I's Amp Live. Amp Live has been getting quite a bit of attention as of late for his Rainydayz Remixes EP (where he used all Radiohead source material from In Rainbows for the beats and got local favorites Del Tha Funkee Homosapien and Too Short to rap over them), as well as a recent remix for Anticon's WHY?. Even Akon & MGMT have approached him for remixes. Be on the lookout for his upcoming record Murder At the Discoteck, coming out on Child's Play in 2010. (Check out the awesome video for "Gary Is A Robot" right here)

2009-11-13

Belle Orchestre - "Airlines/Landlines (Deadly Stare Remix)"


belle orchestre - "airlines/landlines (deadly stare remix)" (download)
Great remix of "Airlines/Landlines" by Deadly Stare, who produced an excellent track for my friend Bleubird. Belle Orchestre features members of, and has toured with The Arcade Fire. A great instrumental track to finish off the week.

2009-11-12

Money Mark - "Cry"


Another old classic. Money Mark has acted as the Beastie Boys' on-and-off keyboard player over the years, as well as an established solo artist of his own. This record was released in 1995 on Mo' Wax, and features about 30 short little songs that range from experimental tape loop noise, to really amazing little pop songs. He's like a lo-fi Stevie Wonder on this record. I'd highly recommend checking it out.
myspace (fan page)

2009-11-11

Takako Minekawa - "Destron"


takako minekawa - "destron" (download)
This song has been a staple on many "mix tapes" I've made for people since this came out in 1996. It's got that head-nodding, yet melodic, poppy feel to it. It's a great song to listen to loud in headphones. Takako Minekawa's love for Kraftwerk, Moog synthesizers, vocoders and Casios is really apparent on this record. Amazingly, as much as I love this record, I've never gone and checked out any of her other releases. After re-visiting this yet again, I'm going to have to. Oh, and she's married to Japanese electronic producer Cornelius.

2009-11-10

Sick

I'm sick. I'll resume posting tomorrow

2009-11-06

Krikor & The Dead Hillbillies - "God Will Break It All"



First off, this music is absolutely NOTHING like the album artwork and band name make it seem. I'd look at this album cover and probably assume this was some sort of alt-country/indie-folk rock record, not some upbeat, poppy, dance-able poppy stuff. This completely caught me off guard, but I guess I should have expected this from a label like Tigersushi, who always seems to come with the goodies. Tigersushi has put out records by Principles of Geometry and Poni Hoax, and pretty much everything that comes out of this label is great. I wanted to post 2 songs from this record, but in fairness to the band, I chose one, and this is the one that has been bouncing around in my head like crazy. Also check out "Serpico's Wallet" over at their MySpace page.

2009-11-05

Sam Ulano - "Three Little Bears"


Busy day. Enjoy this telling of the "three little bears" by Sam Ulano (also known as Mr. Rhythm). He's recorded with Moondog, and played drums one night for Public Image Ltd. He tells the whole story WHILE he's playing the drums, and does both very well.


2009-11-04

NastyNasty - "Python Kiss"

NastyNasty has a brand new single called "The Reef" dropping any day now on SF Bay Area label Frite Nite. You can hear "The Reef" in the mix that Starkey did for Fact Magazine here. The single also features a remix from the UK's Slugabed. He also has a new record coming out at the end of the month called Kingdom Come (which "Python Kiss" is from). This guy has been tearing up the charts over at the XLR8R site, so you should hop on this bandwagon before everyone else does so people don't think you're just trying to be cool.

2009-11-03

Prinzhorn Dance School - "Eat,Sleep"


Prinzhorn Dance School is a UK-based duo (trio for live shows) that consists of Tobin Prinz and Suzi Horn. They have released an album and a series of singles on James Murphy's DFA record label. Their music leans toward more minimal/artsy rock as opposed to traditional stylings. An interesting tidbit of info about them...they had a "recycling clause" when they signed with EMI to license their album in the UK which sort of held things up because they wanted to ensure that all their vinyl/cd packaging consist of recycled material. You have to respect that.

2009-11-02

A quick note....

I've changed all my hosting over to Divshare. From now on, you can still stream songs in the flash player, but instead of right-clicking and hitting "save as" to download links, you'll need to just click the download link and go to the Divshare page to download.

Enjoy.


Les Fleur De Lys - "Circles"



Les Fleur de Lys were a British psych-rock band from the '60's. Very poppy, catchy sing-a-long mod-rock. Their keyboardist went on to join Jefferson Starship. Good music for a sunny day. Recommended if you like The Beatles, The Pretty Things, etc.

2009-10-30

Halloween Mega-Post


north american hallowe'en prevention inc. - "do they know it's hallowe'en?" (stream-only)

A couple of things to spice up your Halloween weekend. First, we have this great "indie rock all stars" posse cut by the North American Hallowe'en Prevention Inc. called "Do They Know It's Hallowe'en?". A satire of the song "Do They Know It's Christmas?" This song features everyone who's someone in the indie world, and it's for a good cause. All proceeds from sales of this song go on to benefit UNICEF, so if you feel like being a good samaritan, make your way to iTunes and spend the .99 cents. Just check out who is on this track: Beck, Buck65, David Cross, Win & Regine of The Arcade Fire, Devendra Banhart, Elvira, Feist, Syd Butler of Les Savy Fav, J'aime of Islands, Malcolm McLaren, Nardwuar, Peaches, Dntel, Jenny Lewis of Rilo Kiley, Roky Erickson, Smoosh, Thurston Moore, Russell Mael of Sparks, Subtitle, Anna Waronker of that dog., Dan & Spencer of Wolf Parade, Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and the entire project was put together by Nick Diamonds of The Unicorns/Islands. The "We Are the World" of our time? Maybe so. You can buy this song here. Also, check out some other Halloween goodies below:

  • Tobacco (Anticon / Black Moth Super Rainbow) has put together a really creepy Halloween podcast that is sure to scare the pants off of you. Download it here
  • Fever Ray has a creepy Halloween podcast of her own, which you can grab here
  • King Otto & Mike 2600 have their Monster Mash 2009 mix for you here


2009-10-29

Six Finger Satellite - "Rabies (Baby's Got The)



This record (Severe Exposure) came out when I was a junior in high school (about 14 years ago now). This blew my mind when I first heard it, and it still continues to blow my mind. It's one of the few CD's I still have from back in those days, and I always listen to it at least once a year. Really great fuzzy moog electronic rock. Sometimes grating, sometimes catchy, sometimes instrumental. Guitarist John MacLean went on to form the DFA electronic/dance group The Juan MacLean, which is a vast departure from this stuff. I've seen Buck65 perform over a Six Finger Satellite instrumental live. Really great record. Check it out if you get a chance.

2009-10-28

Boy In Static - "Starlet (Freezepop Remix)"



"Starlet" is a straight-forward pop song from from Alexander Chen's Bay Area-via-Boston project Boy In Static. He has a new EP of the same name which came out on Circle Into Square back in July. Fellow Bostonians Freezepop turn this already great song into a great little synthpop jam with sort of a timeless sound. Alexander has toured with 13 & God (the "supergroup" consisting of Jel & Doseone of Anticon and The Notwist). He also got his start after getting a demo to the Notwist's Markus Acher, which ended up getting him signed to Alien Transistor. He has also gone on to release stuff on Mush Records. Keep an eye out for this guy.

2009-10-27

Débruit - "Gros"



From his most recent EP Cle de Bras, released in April of this year by Musique Large. French producer Débruit has been at it for some time now, doing remixes, getting remixes from others, performing at festivals like Sonar, and being an all around busy guy. His new EP also features a great remix by Daedelus. Also, check out his remix of Meanest Man Contest's "We Wouldn't Want It Any Other Way", (which features yours truly buried somewhere in the background vocals).

2009-10-26

The Slew - "It's All Over"



The Slew is Kid Koala, Dynomite D and members of Wolfmother. You'll find lots of heavy beats and heavy guitars all over this thing, and it was mixed by Beastie Boys collaborator Mario Caldato Jr. The record is called 100%, and for a few more days (until Nov 1), this album is available for free right here.

2009-10-23

Bleubird - "Clean Yo Plate (Bomarr Remix)"



Here's a brand new remix that I did for the new Bleubird mixtape Street Talk III. You can download the whole mixtape for FREE right here. Clean yo plate.......

2009-10-22

Molasses - "Madness (Conversations With My Sanity"



Another one from the original Bomarr Blog a couple years back. Molasses released this really impressive ep, Madness (Conversations With My Sanity) on San Francisco's Ubiquity Records back in 1996 and then seemingly disappeared. He's had music appear on various compilations, but they all seem to be songs from this EP. I've always wondered what happened to him. This was released the same year as DJ Shadow's ...Endtroducing LP, and while tracks like this are very Shadow-esque, he doesn't come across as being yet another producer trying to emulate his style. If you can find this EP, pick it up.

2009-10-21

New Lazer Sword!!!! - "Koopa Boss Mode"



As always, the Lazer Sword boys kill it on this brand new (formerly only-live) track, "Koopa Boss Mode". They're headed back to Europe, starting this Friday, and will be joined with the likes of Gaslamp Killer, Debruit, Subtitle, Rustie and more along the way. Check the tour dates below, and while you're at it, grab the Sweatpants Money Mixtape here, featuring part of the remix they did for my group Restiform Bodies.

Lazer Sword European Tour Dates:
10/23 London, UK
@ Fabric
(w/ The Gaslamp Killer, Akira Kiteshi, Rich Furness)

10/29 Vicenza, IT
@ Bar Sartea
w/ TBD

10/30 Gemeva, CH
@ Le Zoo
(w/ Debruit, Subtitle, Dimlite)

10/31 Bialystok, PL
@ Klub Metro
(w/ Dizzy Trouble, Eh!Marine, Koola / European Halloween Party)

11/6 Glasgow, SCT
@ Sub Club
(w/ Rustie .. Numbers Label Launch Party)

11/7 Bristol, UK
@ Start the Bus
(w/ Murkage Cartel, Charlie XCX, Captain Magic, Snitch DJs)

2009-10-20

Soviet - "Commute"



I saw these guys open for Add N To X back in 2005 and I fell in love with them. They put on a great show, and they're record was great. I went a few years without ever thinking about them until I saw Soviet show up on a collaboration with Erlend Oye (Kings of Convenience/Whitest Boy Alive, etc), so I decided to dig this record up again, and amazingly, it still stands up. This stuff is sort of timeless. It's very reminiscent of early Depeche Mode. If you're into early Depeche Mode, you'll love this.

2009-10-19

Bassnectar - "Cozza Frenzy" (feat. Seasunz)


bassnectar - "cozza frenzy" (feat. seasunz)
(link removed by request. hang tight. i'm working to find out who requested this be removed, because it was not from bassnectar's camp, as i have permission from them to offer this song for download. it will most likely be back up at some point, but i need to investigate and possibly file a counter-claim)

Bassnectar is primarily a musical project of San Francisco's Lorin Ashton, who sometimes incorporates various collaborations into the Bassnectar project. He has performed as such festivals as Austin City Limits, Lollapalooza and Burning Man. He has a new record out now called Cozza Frenzy. It will most likely blow your head off.

2009-10-16

Sunn O))) & Boris - "The Sinking Belle"


I first discovered this song walking the streets of San Francisco in the rain, listening to some music in headphones on the way to work. This song crushed me. An incredible collaboration between drone rockers Sunn O))) and Japanese noise rockers Boris, which suprisingly ends up not rocking at all, but instead being a slow, brooding, dramatic, 7-and-a-half minute epic song. It's from the collaboration record they did together called Altar. This song also appeared on the Restiform Bodies Hangover Mix that we put together for the Ego Eccentric blog last year.

2009-10-15

BC - "Fusion (Bomarr Remix)"



Here's a brand new remix I just finished for Tampa-based rapper BC. He has a new EP that just came out called Time Pieces Part 1: Time Capsule. My remix is for the promo remixes that are coming out, which will feature remixes from Mochipet, Thavius Beck, Mum's the Word and more. Saul Williams also appears on this ep. Feel free to post some feedback in the comments. I'm curious to see what people think.

2009-10-14

Lorn - "Paradise Lost"


lorn - "paradise lost" (stream only)

Meet Lorn. He's one of the newest additions to Flying Lotus's Brainfeeder label, home to the Gaslamp Killer, Mono/Poly, Ras G and more. He makes really nasty, dark beats, and he has a new record called Nothing Else coming out soon on Brainfeeder. You can purchase and/or listen to his 2007 EP Grief Machine direct through him over at his bandcamp page, hence the "stream only" above. I'm sure Nothing Else will be nothing short of amazing.

2009-10-13

Neon Indian - "Terminally Chill"



Texas-raised Alan Palomo (aka Neon Indian, aka Ghosthustler, aka VEGA) is putting out some pretty awesome lo-fi, psychedlic synth-pop. Check out his brand new record Psychic Chasms, which is out today on Lefse Records.

2009-10-12

Grand Buffet - "Cool As Hell"


Yes, these guys are "cool as hell." Not only are they some of the awesomest guys you'll ever meet, they also enlisted fellow Pittsburgh homie Girl Talk WAY before everyone jumped on that bandwagon. Grand Buffet usually take it upon themselves to handle their production duties, but for this track from their 2003 release Pittsburgh Hearts, the man himself, Gregg Gillis, produced this track for them, and what a banger it is. You really can't go wrong with any of the Grand Buffet releases, and if you ever have a chance to see them live, don't miss it. They put on one of the funniest live shows you'll ever see. In addition, they have quite the musical resume, having toured with Girl Talk, Of Montreal, MGMT and the late Wesley Willis. Oh, the stories these guys could tell you. Buy their shit.