HOLY FUCK: LATIN

[rating: 5] Holy Fuck: Latin Label: XL Recording Release date: May 11, 2010 The third album from DIY lo-fi improvisational electronic band Holy Fuck is both as big as the Canadian landscape they hail from and an exercise in restraint.  Latin condenses 9 epic electro-dance tracks without the use of  loops or laptops into one […]

HOLY FUCK: LP

Since 2004, Holy Fuck, a Canadian electronic band aye, has been cranking out  electro sounding effects using live instrumentation without any laptops or programmed tracks.  So while you think you might be hearing looping, splicing or programming in their music,  they are actually playing it all. Young Turks Director: Drew Lightfoot from their new record […]

Q + A : Holy Hail

Q + A with Holy Hail by Rachel Covert In a slightly sweaty room, with a decrepit skylight and a drum kit, I met Kevin Cooke and Jesse Sposato of Brookyn based Holy Hail. They are one part rock, one part electronica and all parts awesome. We were there to discuss Holy Hail’s recently released […]

NEW VIDEO FROM HOLY F*CK: RED LIGHTS (A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS REMIX)

Brooklyn based trio A Place To Bury Strangers have a new video for their Holy fuck Remix of “Red Lights”.  The video was made by director, Thomas Smith, who fell in love with the song and felt compelled to make a video.  Like the original, this is the jam…even though, I kind of miss the […]

Q + A: HOLY HAIL

In a slightly sweaty room, with a decrepit skylight and a drum kit, I met Kevin Cooke and Jesse Sposato of Brookyn based Holy Hail. They are one part rock, one part electronica and all parts awesome. We were there to discuss Holy Hail’s recently released EP’s, Education Through Music, strong hands, dead birds, short […]

top 10 albums of 2010

At the end of yet another great year in music, team discosalt has sat back, reflected and squared in with 2010’s “top 10” best albums of the year. So turn on some tunes, read through le lists and keep the discourse going! We want your feedback. Shoot us your album picks for the year and […]

Best albums of 2010

At the end of yet another great year in music, team discosalt has sat back, reflected and squared in with 2010’s “top 10” best albums of the year. So turn on some tunes, read through le lists and keep the discourse going! We want your feedback. Shoot us your album picks for the year and […]

NEW VIDEO FROM A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS: I LIVED MY LIFE TO STAND IN THE SHADOW OF YOUR HEART

A Place to Bury Strangers have a new video for I Lived My Life To Stand In The Shadow of Your Heart, the fourth single from the bands critically acclaimed Exploding Head. The video, directed by Sian Alice Group guitarist Ben Crook (Spiritualized, Fratellis, Black Lips), was shot during the band’s London show at Heaven […]

FREE MP3: A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS: SUFFRAGETTE CITY! (BOWIE COVER)

For all the noise junkies, A Place to Bury Strangers have mixed up Bowie’s classic track “Suffragette City” with some ch-ch-changes. This is not your typical David Bowie cover. Far from the shades of Brit and Jermaine doing their best Bowie in Space. It is a 100% A Place To Bury Strangers interpreting their version […]

I saw God and/or a Screensaver

I Saw God and/or a Screensaver by Matt Singer On a recent Wednesday night, I thought it would be fun to sit down in front of my computer, strap on headphones, and listen to some drugs. No, not the band D.R.U.G.S. Actual, sonic pharmaceuticals, administered directly to the skull. It is called i-Dosing. Using droning tones […]

Q + A : Jeffrey Friedman

Q + A with Jeffrey Friedman by Discosalt Directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman (Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt, Where are We?, The Celluloid Closet and Paragraph 175) collaborated to create their cinematic take on Allen Ginsberg’s famously confessional, provocative poem in their most recent film, Howl. James Franco stars as the young Allen Ginsberg — […]

The Role of Compassion in Daniel Clowes’ “Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron”

The Role of Compassion in Daniel Clowes’ “Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron” by Lewis Shiner In 1991, two works appeared – Douglas Coupland’s novel Generation X, and Richard Linklater’s film Slacker—both, in Linklater’s words, “speaking about the generation that doesn’t want to be spoken for,”(1) the generation born during the tumult of the 1960s. At the same time […]

The Role of Compassion in Daniel Clowes’ “Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron”

  In 1991, two works appeared – Douglas Coupland’s novel Generation X, and Richard Linklater’s film Slacker—both, in Linklater’s words, “speaking about the generation that doesn’t want to be spoken for,”(1) the generation born during the tumult of the 1960s. At the same time that Slacker and Generation X were reaping headlines, an equally important (though much less self-conscious) generational statement […]

DISCOSALT EXCLUSIVE: HOWL DIRECTOR JEFFREY FRIEDMAN

  Beat. A conversation with Jeffrey FriedmanDirectors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman (Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt, Where are We?; The Celluloid Closet and Paragraph 175) give their cinematic take on Allen Ginsberg’s famously confessional, provocative poem in their most recent film, Howl. James Franco stars as the young Allen Ginsberg-poet, counter-culture adventurer, and […]

ALL TOMORROWS PARTIES: MUSIC FESTIVAL AND DOCUMENTARY

Last year, Future Cinema in association with Warp Films presented a documentary film called All Tomorrow’s Parties, directed by All Tomorrow’s People and Jonathan Caouette. The film documents the history of the long running All Tomorrow’s Parties Music Festival, which is often described as a “post-punk DIY bricolage.” The film was created by both fans […]

MGMT: CONGRATULATIONS

[rating:3] MGMT: Congratulations Label: Columbia Release Date: April 13, 2010 A lot can happen in three years. Just ask Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden, the duo behind Brooklyn-based MGMT. In 2007, the band released Oracular Spectacular, an album made up mostly of neo-psychedelia but highlighted by a trio of glorious candy-colored synth-pop singles. One of […]

2010 ATP FESTIVAL NY:CURATED BY JIM JARMUSCH

[nggallery id=20] If you can look this far ahead into your calendar,  Labor day weekend, September 3-5, ATP (All Tomorrow’s Parties) will host the third annual ATP Festival at Kutsher’s Country Club in Monticello, NY. Three days of unbelievable bands performing, with Sunday’s acts selected by indie director Jim Jarmusch. Here are the details so […]