Part two of the haunted three-part instrumental which runs throughout Era Extraña due out on September 13. You should also watch Neon Indian’s 80’s synthfommercial for his PAL198X-thing, which you can now purchase on their website. Pre-order Era Extraña while you’re there too.
One time I was reading at a starbucks and some guys next to me were talking about models that they hook up with. On e dude said that “back in the 90s there were all these Estonian models I’d hook up with and they were gorgeous with their fake tits and yada yada yada,” then his interlocutor cut him off, incredulously interjecting, “Models? With fake tits?” to which...
Most people in music journalism that I read seem to be over dubstep. Carles at Hipster Runoff has been taking the piss out of it for a while now. Back in Atlanta, friends who were loyal to the genre now lament that entire fraternities show up to the clubs seeking only the dubbiest of steps. Even some of the genres own practitioners are acknowledging the backlash, in this interview from January...
Do you remember the other day when I said...
Film asks questions and seeks truth. Pretty much any movie I can think of, perhaps any piece of art for that matter, offers a question to the audience for its evaluation. The plot, the characters, they’re all submitted to our scrutiny, to seee if it apprximates life as we know it. We can agree or disagree on these things and that’s what gives each person their own taste. At the...
It’s been a hobo couple of days y’all. On tuesday, my childhood best buddy called me from a payphone to tell me that he had just hitch hiked into NYC. I met him up at Union Square and he tells me that he had traveled all the way from Washington state, and not alone either, he has a 19 year old half-Filipino girl with him. She’s cool though, and it’s not quite as hood...
South Korean Pop Music is on a roll. Koreans love their pop stars of course. Their sometimes bubblegum, sometimes hip hop, always 6-12 months behind the US styles vie for national cultural domination against the equally successful Korean film and television industries. Shit, even Korean food is blowing up. But the thing is that food, television, and film have always had an easier task than...
Hey-yo, so there’s no denying that my last...
Jamie xx and visual artist Quayola bundle their forces to create “an original and immersive audiovisual live music experience titled Structures”. Here is a 90 second teaser which features a new Jamie xx track and visuals by Quayola. More information on Structures over at RizLab.
Hard Mix delivers the next mixtape in our ongoing series, in which he gently blends jams like Nicolas Jaar’s Problems With The Sun and Nosaj Thing’s Coat Of Arms into a dreamy substance. His debut LP Defaults is still a free download over at Dovecote Records and very much worth the MBs - and so is this mixtape. mp3 Hard Mix - Mixtape for Disco Naïveté
The uber-creative but still fairly under the radar group, New Villager, set a very high bar with their video for “Lighthouse” earlier this year, so when the always great blog disco naivete posted a new clip for their new song “Shot Big Horizon” yesterday I eagerly watched to see where the group had decided to go with this video. The video coincided with the release of two...
mp3 jj feat. Ne-Yo - We Can’t Stop
And now I give you Wugazi. Thanks for the tip Belfast Pete aka DJ Crepe Fortress (that’s all you dog).
The coolest thing I heard about today is Stroked, a tribute to the Strokes’ Is This It, a compilation commisioned by Stereogum featuring artists such as Peter Bjorn and John, Real Estate, Owen Pallett, The Morning Benders and more covering the album in its entirety. Read about it and download it here. Though I’m over my Frank Ocean fanboy phase I thought I would go ahead and mention...