MP3 – Javelin : Nnormal

NY/LA genre-hopping duo Javelin have announced the release of their second full-length Hi Beams, out March 5 with Luaka Bop.  Stream the first single ‘Nnormal’ below or download for free in exchange of an email here.

Javelin (cousins George Langford and Tom Van Buskirk) recorded and mixed Hi Beams at Machine With Magnets (Pawtucket, RI) using proper microphones, a vintage mixing desk, an array of amplifiers, real plate reverb – in the traditional sense a “studio album.” Previous work had been cobbled together in home studios and mixed on computer. On this record, Javelin aimed for a sound they could not have achieved by themselves. Hi Beams represents a more holistic approach to writing and recording than previously attempted by the band. The lyrics and vocal harmonies for the first time are foregrounded in decidedly songlike forms. The songs were made to be performed in concert rather than as a patchwork of fragmented glittery shards. They cover a broad range of territories: homage to the strangeness of being a performer; encountering beauty and the void in the natural world; light, sky, stars, moon; gravity, delivered with levity…

Discosalt Holiday Mix : Volume 3

 

We are keeping our mix-giving tradition alive this year with volume 3 of the Discosalt Holiday Mix.  Volume 3 is loaded up with new indie holiday tracks and  old classics from artists like Paranthetical Girls, Chuck Berry, Deanna Kirk, Flowman, The Maytals, 44.1K and Postcode. Happy Holidays from Discosalt! and feel free to re-gift this link to your friends.

Play Volume 1 and 2 : 


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mp3 – Tame Impala : Feels Like We Only Go Bachwards (Young Dreams Version)

After their recent support of Tame Impala on their European Tour, Young Dreams took what they saw to heart and covered their touring partner’s latest single, with a twist.

The aptly retitled ‘Feels Like We Only Go Bachwards’ is a sweetly harmonic tribute to composer Johan Sebastian Bach.

The ‘Feels Like We Only Go Backwards’ single package, with reworks by Young Dreams and Memory Tapes, will be available December 14th (AUS) / 17th (UK/EU) / 18th (USA).

MP3 – Tamaryn : I’m Gone

Tamaryn delivers on all of the promise of their debut LP The Waves and then some on their excellent new full-length Tender New Signs, a moving, achingly gorgeous widescreen evolution of the duo’s “sky-gazing” dream pop. Listen to the the track “I’m Gone” below. Tender New Signs is out on clear vinyl via Mexican Summer.

Album Stream – ANR : Tobe Hooper

ANR has just released TOBE HOOPER, a full-length Halloween album heavily dosed with wolves, zombies, serial killers and all sorts of eeriness to keep you up at night. It’s perfect for any and all Halloween parties / nights at home alone carving pumpkins in a leatherface mask.

Check it out on soundcloud

Among the best moments of the 14-track album are:
Waking The Dead“, the zombie’s national anthem,
Monster Mash feat. Jillian Mayer” a cover of the classic featuring emerging Miami star Jillian Mayer,
Chainsaw” a perfectly Halloween Ramones cover,
MS MR – Bones (ANR Version)” an electro remix that pushes the song to its scariest potential,
& “Willowy Eye” a beautifully dark, tragic love song

TOBE HOOPER is the bands tribute to a man of the same name, the director behind Texas Chainsaw Massacre. It goes without saying that ANR are huge horror nerds, and it shows in the dedicated approach they’ve taken to the album. Defying genre, they take wiz from Punk Rock to Future RnB, Hip-Hop to Musical Theater, Electro to Bluegrass and back again. TOBE HOOPER comes on the heels of PAT RILEY, a mixtape/album released in September, and the band is currently working on an LP due out 2013.

MP3 – Von Haze : Mother Mountain

Here’s a special Halloween treat from the dreary duo Von Haze. Download and stream their new track “Mother Mountain” –  a dark and hazy cut of minimal electro and creepy vocals, taken from their album Kar Dee Akk Ake which drops today on iTunes with physical due out 11/6 via Pendu Sound.

MP3 – Happy Lives : We’re So…

Had enough Lo-Fi ? Young and indecisive, Brooklyn-based  Happy Lives have your antidote- tizzying up bounce friendly Garage Rock that sounds like an oddly amazing marriage between Nirvana and James Blake.  With already 43 shows under their belt since their start in February, the band takes stage at CMJ 2012 at Muchmore’s on October 20th at 9pm. Don’t miss them live!

MP3 – Quiet Loudly : Go Into The Light Smiling

On the second full-length album from Quiet Loudly – Go Into the Light Smiling, the Brooklyn soft-psychers, once again, deliver an introspective and honest record with real energy.  If you missed this in July, here’s your second chance. Listen below:

MP3 – Dead Horse One : Heavenly Choir of Jet Engines

Dead Horse One  is a French eclectic musical group that spans multiple genres including Shoegaze and psychedelia. Their avowed aim is to be a ”Heavenly choir of jet engines”, filling the sound-scape of the world with an endless extended note, wistful and melancholic….macabre and beautiful…from which will emerge pop songs…

Watch – M83 : Official Music Video Competition

M83’s third single “Steve McQueen”, from the critically acclaimed Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming –  will be released with diverse and epic remixes from AlluxeBeatauCueMAPS and SALM, alongside the new video  [ chosen shortly from submissions to the Genero.tv competition ] on November 27th.

The track continues the legacy of M83’s dazzling cosmic-pop, with exploding guitar riffs and driving drum beats, the listener is sure to be carried away.

Watch  all 126 competing music video submissions HERE. 

Also, be sure to take a listen to NPR’s stunning recording of their performance at the historic 9:30 Club from earlier this year. Listen here!

Video – Fear of Men : Green Sea

You were just saying that you missed the Cranberries…

Watch Fear of Men’s video for ‘Green Sea’

Grab Toronto’s Beta Frontiers dancefloor re-mix of  “Green Sea” below:

MP3 – Vaadat Charigm : Witches

Shoegaze from Tel Aviv?  Vaadat Charigm is an Israeli trio inspired by bands like Beat Happening and My Bloody Valentine…and just in time for the holidays…

MP3 + Video – Smokey Robotic : Schizophrenic DJ

New York based superfuture group Smokey Robotic are a four member supergroup featuring producers !llmind and Konrad OldMoney and lyricists Seer and Father Dude!llmind has a deep knowledge in Hip-Hop beats, as he recently worked with Kanye West on one track for the Cruel Summer album, while Konrad OldMoney is creating his own genre/sound called “GlobalBass.”

The guys dropped off a brand new video this week for their most recent single, Schizophrenic DJ, shot by Pier Pictures.

MP3 – ROOM8 : Transduction

ROOM8 “Transduction” is a crossroads on the electronic highway. An audio film that takes place in a musical past, present, and future. The brain child of Ezra Reich  and Nic Johns, “Transduction” features Electric Youth (from the neon noir hit “Drive”), Martha Davis (leader of classic New Wave icons, The Motels), the sax work of Ian Young from M83, guitar work from Giorgio Moroder’s arranger and guitar player and famed producer, Richie Zito, mixed with Gavin Mackillop (Human League, General Public, Heaven 17). With artwork by the legendary art collective, The Zonders.

Get a sneak peak and listen to the first single, “Visions of You (feat. Electric Youth)”  and B side “Neon and Dice”  below.

MP3 – Hills : Hills LP

Hills are a surf rock band from Los Angeles. They just released their self-titled album, which you can download below.

MP3 – Anomaly : Rush Hour

“Rush Hour” is a must-hear new track from London-based electro newbie – Anomaly. The synthy track, released under indie record label sickmusicuk Records, is reminiscent of Labyrinth Ear with mesmerizing vocals and buzzing beats.

Album Stream – Alt-J : An Awesome Wave

alt-J (∆)’s name takes a little explaining. Pronounced “alt-J”, the delta sign is created when you hold down the alt key on your computer keyboard and punch ‘J’ on a Mac computer. The symbol has a deeper meaning for the band, as guitarist/bassist Gwil Sainsbury notes, “in mathematical equations it’s used to show change,” and the band’s relatively new name came at a turning point in their lives.

On the heels of a tour announcement and following a remix by TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek, alt-J have shared a remix of “Fitzpleasure” by The Internet of Odd Future (Syd the Kyd and Matt Martians) which is available for streaming and free download via the SoundCloud link below. Support continues to surround all things alt-J with the addition of “Tessellate” to BBC’s Radio 1 A-List, following a premiere of the music video with Noisey.

 

 

Stream the band’s debut album – An Awesome Wave – below: 

MP3 – KODIAK FUR : All That You Are

If you like the XX, you might want to check out the self entitled EP by Miami based quartet KODIAK FUR.  Kodiak Fur consists of singer-songwriter/bassist Albert Vargas, producer/guitarist ZuesLve, as well as Steve Sanz and Chris Thomas, 2/3’s of the Mr. Familiar production team.  Mr. Familiar has worked with Yelawolf, Steven A. Clark, Solange, Nipsey Hussle, J.Nics, Homeboy Sandman, as well as others.

MP3 – Twin Shadow : Castles in the Snow (Com Truise Remix)

Twin Shadow has announced a second NYC Ton Up Tour show on Friday September 28th, 2012 at Music Hall of Williamsburg.

Get tickets HERE.

Grab some MP3’s and stream Twin Shadow’s new album below:

MP3 – Twin Shadow : Five Seconds

MP3 – Twin Shadow : Castles in the Snow (Com Truise remix)

MP3 – a dark horse : Debut EP

Download the debut EP from DIY band a dark horse – FREE HERE.  Formed in Dublin in the winter of 2010, Hugh Rodgers and James Parker came together to create a band unlike anything either had been in before – making music that is more cinematic than sound or song alone. With the help of some trusted friends and accomplices, a dark horse record and produce their music, make their own music videos and design their own artwork.

MP3 – Cat Power : Cherokee

Download Cat Power’s new single “Cherokee” plus Nico Jaars hauntingly beautiful remix below: 

MP3 – Nite Jewel : What Did He Say + Kamera Song

Nite Jewel’s  out-of-print debut LP Good Evening is finally getting the reissue treatment (including vinyl) this fall via Secretly Canadian. Expect two bonus tracks including “What Did He Say” plus a cover of the Inner Space classic “Kamera Song“. Listen below:

MP3 – White Denim : Darlene + Gas On F

White Denim have two previously unreleased downloads for you,  recorded during the band’sTakes Place In Your Work Space sessions.

mp3: White Denim :: Darlene

mp3: White Denim :: Gas On F

MP3 – BBC Radio 1 Mix : Shlohmo

BBC Radio 1 has another great mix out, this time from L.A. producer –  Shlohmo.  Exploring Future Beats, features unreleased material, including “Out of Hand” + remixes of Just Friends (Nico Jaar + Sasha Spielberg), Ryan Hemsworth, Carly Rae Jepsen, and more:

mp3 –  Shlohmo  :  mix for BBC Radio 1

MP3 – Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti : Only In My Dreams

Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti has another track to share from Mature Themes, out in August on 4AD:

mp3: Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Only in My Dreams

Mp3 – JJ : Summer High EP

More summer tracks for you. Grab jj’s new 5-song “free digital EP” aptly titled High Summer, courtesy of Sincerely Yours.

mp3: jj :: 10
jj :: High Summer EP .zip (34 mb)

MP3 – John Maus : Bennington

John Maus is set to release a collection fo rare and previously unreleased material creatively called A Collection of Rarities and Previously Unreleased Material.  You can purchase the album on translucent pink vinyl from Ribbon Music here, or download one of the stranger obsessive “love songs” from the album below

mp3: John Maus : Bennington

MP3 – Dent May : Shakedown Street (Greatful Dead Cover)

Listen to Dent May‘s funky, homage to the Grateful Dead’s Shakedown Street.

mp3: Dent May :: Shakedown Street (Grateful Dead cover)

Dent May’s Do Things is out now on Paw Tracks.

Mp3 – Freddie Gibbs + Mad Lib : Shame

Grab a soulful new summer track from Madgibbs‘ EP Shame, out now on Stones Throw, featuring vocals from B.J. The Chicago Kid.

MP3 – Das Racist : The Actual (Feat. Talib Kewli)

Das Racist teamed up with fellow Brooklynite Talib Kweli on the gritty banger “The Actual”. The track is produced by Amaze 88 for Eastern District’s Mosholu mixtape, which also features the likes of Spank Rock and Machine Gun Kelly. Grab the track below:

MP3 Download: Das Racist + Talib Kweli: The Actual 

Grab the full mixtape here.

New Video – alt-j : Tessellate

alt-j have a new video for  “Tessellate”. Directed by Alex Southam, the video is a twist on Italian Renaissance painter Raphael’s “The School of Athens,” seen through a modern day lens that Raphael may not have had in mind. “Tessellate” will appear on alt-J’s debut album, An Awesome Wave, to be released September 18th via Canvasback

 Dave Sitek of TV on the Radio has also lended his remixing hand to alt-J’s lead single, “Fitzpleasure.”  Emphasizing the melodic swells while highlighting a tribal-meets-industrial beat, Sitek’s mix showcases an entirely new feel for the song while maintaining the core to alt-J’s sound which the BBC describes as “strong, addictive and enthralling, the perfect accompaniment to any mood, any moment, anywhere.”

Stream, Download, Grab, and Share “Fitzpleasure” (Dave Sitek Remix): 

MP3 – Taken By Trees : Dreams

Taken By Trees have released a brand new summer track called “Dreams,” from the forthcoming album Other Worlds. The track is available for download below.  The languid melody is a sample of the album’s overall island feel, which is an impressionist poem for the Hawaiian Islands, where on a recent visit, Victoria Bergsman found a swell of creative inspiration.  The 12″ single for “Dreams” is available for pre-order today and features the album version, an extended instrumental and dub version of the track.

 MP3 Download – Taken By Trees : Dreams

MP3 – Tame Impala : Apocalypse Dreams

Best new Summer Sounds – Download the new track “Apocalypse Dreams” from Tame Impala’s new album, Lonerism, coming October 2012 on Modular Recordings.

Mp3 – Frank Ocean : Sweet Life

Download the second track “Sweet Life” released from Frank Ocean’s Channel Orange and stream the album in its entirety here,

MP3 + New Video – Marty Angus : Break Free

Grab some fresh tracks and check out a new music video from Martin “MartyAngus – an upcoming hip hop artist out of central New Jersey with plans of releasing his debut EP “Elephants” early Fall 2012. With influences from Mos Def, Tupac, Andre 3000, Common, 90’s Black Cinema, Pelé, Ambient Cultural Music From Around The World, and Lee “Scratch” Perry, Marty has a refreshing, throwback sound and a nasty ear for production. Download some free tracks after the jump.

Listen as RJD2 lays the instrumentation for “Break Free”:

Video – KidsOf88 : Tucan feat. Alisa Xayalith

New Zealand duo KIDSOF88 have released a new remix of their official single, “TUCAN,” from the forthcoming album MODERN LOVE, expected in summer 2012 via Dryden Street. On the original version of “TUCAN“, Sam McCarthy and Jordan Arts are joined by Alisa Xayalith of The Naked And Famous, uncovering a soaring sense of yearning previously unseen within KidsOf88’s oeuvre.

KIDSOF88 : “TUCAN” L-O-L-O Remix

MP3 – Bike Warrior : Mixtape # 1

It’s been a long, interesting year for Gabirel Conti a.k.a Bike Warrior. After performing his first DJ set in an abandoned house with his friends, the 24 year old founder of “In Party We Trust” – one of Buenos Aires most popular music festivals -released a free Mix-tape with a full album coming soon.
Download the Mix-tape after the jump:

 

MP3 – Beach Day : Walking On The Streets / Boys

Hollywood, Florida is not your typical beach town. The buildings, diners, and of course the beach appear frozen in the 1950’s. Probably a result of the town’s population boom happening in that era, a current drive down the streets feels like your moving through an R. Crumb drawing.

Things seem exaggerated and a bit odd. The now mature population seems a caricature of their former selves. It is this strange place, lovingly dubbed Hollyweird, Florida, that the trio Beach Day calls home.  Their sound is heavily influenced by their surroundings. They make new music, but it is definitely old at heart.  And it’s definitely sunny, but not without some murkiness.

Video – Bowerbirds : Sweet Moment

Watch the Bowerbirds brand new video for “Sweet Moment“, off The Clearing.

You can also grab some MP3’s and watch the mini-documentary about the Bowerbirds’ The Clearing after the jump.

MP3 – Bowerbirds: Tuck The Darkness In

MP3 – Bowerbirds : In The Yard 

About “The Clearing” by Bowerbirds from Secretly Jag on Vimeo.

MP3 – Cat Power : Ruin

Longtime Miami indie Goddess Chan Marshall is back with a short, cropped, breakup haircut and the first Cat Power album of original material in over six years! Was it worth the wait?  Check out the first single “Ruin”  from the new album Sun – performed and produced entirely by Chan in various locations including a studio she built in Malibu.  Sounds pretty awesome. The album drops September 4.

Chan introduces “Ruin” via this clip below directed by Austin Conroy.

MP3 – Cat Power:  Ruin 

MP3 – FIDLAR : Got No Money + No Waves / No Ass

FIDLAR are known as much for their noisy, infectious West Coast punk as for their insane ability to rile crowds. The band hits Terminal 5 on Friday, June 22nd, joining The Hives on the East Coast leg of their tour. Click Here To Listen To Daytrotter Session or Grab some MP3’s after the jump:

MP3 – FIDLAR : Got No Money

MP3 – David Byrne & St. Vincent : Love The Giant

David Byrne & St. Vincent team up on the new jazzy collaborative album Love This GiantGrab it below:

MP3 – Moons : Waves at Night

Check out this sprawling b-side – “Waves at Night” from Atlanta’s Moons – one of the more promising acts to surface this year.

mp3:
Moons :: Waves at Night

MP3 – Starfawn : Greenlight (TEEEL Remix)

Listen to this dark disco remix of Starfawn’s “Greenlight” from dreamwave synthpop robot TEEEL.

MP3- Starfawn : Greenlight (TEEEL Remix) 

MP3 – A Place to Bury Strangers : And I’m Up

A Place To Bury Strangers have premiered the second single off their new album, Worship. The song is “And I’m Up” and is available at Consequence of Sound today. On “And I’m Up,” Strangers apply their fuzzy filter to a song the grows out of a more straightforward pop sensibility. It’s something singer Oliver Ackermann calls “that classic 50’s vibe our parents grew up loving oh so much and then cramming down our throats through subliminal early life listening.”

New Sounds from San Francisco – In a Cloud II

Secret Seven Records folluw last year’s  San Francisco-centric compilation, In a Cloud , with 13 previously unreleased tracks from some of the Bay City’s finest. Expect new, blistering tracks from Vetiver, Papercuts,  Sonny & the Sunsets and tons of other artists. For a preiview, listed to the swagged out Ty Segall track and the sweet Grass Widow lullaby – “Hannah Lew”, streaming below. The In A Cloud II compilation is out July 17. Pre-order the album here.

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Au Palais: “Some Velvet Morning” (Lee Hazlewood and Nancy Sinatra cover)

Twin Shadow : Five Seconds

Eternal Summers: “Millions”

House Shoes: “Sweet” [ft. Danny Brown]

Schoolboy Q and TiRon: “Love Me Not”

The Tallest Man on Earth: “1904”

Fang Island: “Asunder”

Passion Pit : Take A Walk (Peking Duk Remix)

Nite Jewel: “One Second of Love (Peaking Lights One Love Remix)”

Ramona Falls: “Brevony”

Elliphant: “Tekkno Scene” [ft. Adam Kanyama]

Doldrums: “Egypt”

Cadence Weapon: “Conditioning”

Cadence Weapon: “Conditioning (Grimes Remix)”

Sun Kil Moon: “That Bird Has a Broken Wing”

Beach House :  Myth

Chromatics : The Page (drumless)

Chromatics : These Streets Will Never Look the Same (drumless)

Chromatics : Kill For Love .zip

Angel Haze : “Higher”

How To Dress Well – Ocean Floor For Everything

“Best Friend (Prins Thomas Diskomiks)”: Dent May

Ty Segall Band: “Wave Goodbye”

Lace Curtains : High Fantasy

Purity Ring: “Obedear”

Lower : Craver

Field Report: “Taking Alcatraz”

Mellowhigh: “Go”

Milk Maid: “Do Right”

Jeremiah Jae: “Money”

Cloud Nothings: “Cut You (Co La Version)”

d’Eon: “Al-Qiyamah”

White Blush : Wait

Take A Walk (Peking Duk Remix)

Demons (Diplo Remix)

Kid Koala: 3  bit blues

Kid Koala:  Expedition

Kid Koala: Goodbye

Baauer: “Harlem Shake”

Lemonade: “Softkiss”

Serengeti: “Amnesia”

Octo Octa :  Deep Hurt

Tomas Barfod: “November Skies” [ft. Nina Kinert]

Meyhem Lauren: “Special Effects” [ft. Himanshu and Action Bronson]

Newtimers  : January Love (yus Remix)

Fanfarlo :  Shiny Things (Yeasayer Remix)

Greenlight (TEEEL Remix)

Stay+: “Eyes” [ft. NO CEREMONY///]

RØSENKØPF: “Light the Way”

Meek Mill: “Amen” [ft. Drake and Jeremih]

Heavenly Beat: “Messiah”

Fergus & Geronimo: “The Strange One Speaketh” / “Roman Tick”

The Intelligence: “(They Found Me in the Back of) the Galaxy”

GvsB II MIX (100 mb)

GvsB II :: MIXTAPE

01 Taken By Trees x TTA :: taken too young
02 Glass Candy :: rolling down the hills (spring demo)
03 Twin Sister :: meet the frownies
04 Chromatics :: in the city (demo)
05 Games :: strawberry skies (feat. Laurel Halo)
06 Laurel Halo :: thaw
07 Glass Candy :: halloween
08 A.Dd+ :: can’t come down
09 Chromatics :: running up that hill
10 Taken By Trees :: anna (feat. Panda Bear) (CFCF remix)
11 Twin Sister :: kimmi in a ricefield (balam acab remix)
12 Taken By Trees :: the sweetness of air france
13 Twin Sister :: all around and away we go
14 A.Dd+ :: i’m so dallas (DJ Sober mix)
15 Glass Candy :: geto boys (demo)
16 Twin Sister :: lady daydream (Jóvenes y Sexys remix)
17 King Felix (Laurel Halo) :: SPRING 01
18 Chromatics :: into the black (drumless version)
19 Chromatics :: kill for love

 

Firsties on Yeasayers new track “Henrietta”

We have firsties on Yeasayers new track “Henrietta” for you this week. The band recently snail mailed 200 random people on their mailing list a compact disc of their new song but we wanted to make sure you had a link to get a high quality version of  “Henrietta:”

MP3 Download:  http://yeasayer.net/henrietta-fans.html

Called a “soft launch” in the industry, the release of “Henrietta” initializes the beginning of Phase 3, as in full length #3.

 

MP3 – White Blush : Wait

Listen to the first single of LA based singer/songwriter Carol Rhyu – aka White Blush.
MP3: white blush – Wait

KID KOALA’S SPACE-CADET HEADPHONE EXPERIENCE @ THE CANADIAN MUSEUM OF AVIATION

The Coolest Event I’ve Ever Attended.
We’ve all been there. Pushed up against some sweaty drunk dudes armpit, while trying to enjoy our favorite musician play the songs we love to hear. Weaving through crowds of people, all trying to pretend they are far “cooler-than-the-next person”, as they radiate towards the bar like a zombie hoard – and completely miss the music they came for. This is something I’ve experienced far too often at shows in the past, but it was far  from what I experienced on Friday night at the Kid Koala “Space-Cadet Headphone Experience” at the Canadian Museum of Aviation in Ottawa.Upon arrival,  I noticed an eclectic mix of people, spanning all ages and styles, interspersed across a plethora of art and sound devices. There was a range of turntables, vocoders and wacky synthesizers in the shape of cockpits, alongside raffles, games, and a place you could turn your face into a meteor – later used in the show. As I explored the “funjects” [objects that are fun], Snailhouse played the opening set in the background.

We were then given Sennheisner headphones, motioned into the theater and seated in tiny “space pods” – [ side note:  I probably should have worn sweatpants and not the skinniest pair of jeans I own, but I digress].  Kid Koala took the stage, accompanied by his daughter, Maple,  sitting contently in the chair beside him. Then, with a giant smile, Kid Koala proceeded to blow every mind in the crowd, as he performed a magic show on his turntables that would make David Copperfield green. It is incredibly rare for a musician to give so much of themselves to the audience. While most Dj’s and musicians stand on stage trying to act as cool as humanly possible, Kid Koala appeared with no pretense;  more like a friend – sitting in his living room – doing what he enjoys doing most. This was what made the show such an awesome experience.

I talked to Kid Koala a.k.a Eric San after the show and he let me in on some details for the upcoming Deltron 3030 Event II – the sequel to the legendary Deltron 3030 album- which will be released in July,  as well as, 12 Bit Blues another album coming out on Ninja Tune in the fall.

Here is a song called “3 Bit Blues” which appears on the upcoming album 12 Bit Blues. 

MP3: Kid Koala: 3  bit blues

You can also listen to a couple songs off the Space-Cadet album below [disclaimer: the tracks on this album are so relaxing,  I haven’t been able to make it through the album’s entirety without being lulled to sleep].

MP3: Kid Koala:  Expedition_ page 45

MP3: Kid Koala: Goodbye_ page 8

If you have the opportunity to check out Kid Koala’s “Space-Cadet Headphone Experience” show, you should not think twice. I left the show feeling so inspired, that I immediately went home and turned on my MPC [MIDI Production Center]. After a 2 month creative drought, I quickly chopped up some samples, remembering how good it feels to create music you can call your own.

For tour dates and other information please check out:
-Darcy Ujjainwalla