Archive for December, 2011

18 Dec 2011


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I stumbled upon this video for a track titled Midori by Beat Culture on Rimar’s website, I really like how the video was directed and the track itself-it’s from Beat Culture’s upcoming LP Tokyo Dreamer.

ALSO saw this on beat culture’s soundcloud and thought it was pretty dope, as soon as I heard that vocal sample I was all in:

Sometime Soon by Beat Culture

Before You Go is also cherry:

Before You Go by Beat Culture

15 Dec 2011


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Not Not Fun is having this holiday sale where for every three LPs you buy you get one of your choosing for free. Pretty rad deal if you ask me. Below are some videos from NNF’s recent releases you might want to check out.

Robedoor: (In the) Cybershade/Universal Migration
For me, Robedoor’s (In the) Cybershade/Universal Migration is pretty spooky and these sounds resemble what it would feel like if one could explore the internet as a physical entity.

I’m not going to beat around the bush here put simply this is a real cool record for anyone who likes experimental music and jazz. My buddy Steve has got me on a jazz kick as that’s pretty much all he listens to other than rap music. Typically I will play Ariel Pink or something while we are studying and he will go “What the fuck is this this isn’t even music” and “I can’t hear my eyes? That doesn’t even make sense!” while making aggravated hand gestures. It’s gotten to the point where I just don’t even play anything and I just let him play jazz from his new iphone 4S because I’ll fucks with that. Anyway, I love experimental music and jazz so this record is really killing it in reference to my ears right now.

This Sapphire Slows track is cool because it’s a slow jammer. It’s the kind of song you’d play 3/4 the way in during a late night dj set.

Rangers: Zombies

Rangers Pan Am LP is a double LP so you are two LPs into this sale if you decide to pick this one up. Rangers has this hazy lo-fi sound going on that’s perfect for saturday mornings.


Not a part of this sale, but Amanda Brown’s 100% Silk imprint has that Broken Anthem 12″ available, get it here. Sunsets is off of this 12″:

MALVOEAUX – SUNSETS teaser from 100% Silk on Vimeo.

12 Dec 2011


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My buddy Gregg started interning at Captured Tracks and he edited this video of 90′s shoegaze band Deardarkhead preforming their track Oceanside on public access TV. He thought I might be interested in the video with my background in ocean engineering – and well, he was right (pretty sweet video Gregg). Captured Tracks is releasing a remastered version of their Oceanside: 1991-1993 LP, and had this to say about the band and the release:

As the second contribution to Captured Tracks’ Shoegaze Archives series, deardarkhead offer their brilliant take on the genre with Oceanside: 1991-1993. The New Jersey-based band was formed in 1988 with their name taken from an anonymously written Irish poem of the 18th century “Cean Dudh Dilis,” about a beautiful girl with black hair. Their sound perfectly blends post-punk guitar experimentalism with a heavy atmospheric dreampop aura, similar to Pale Saints and Ride.