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Grimes :: Oblivion
You can also download the track “Angel” here, and grab a separate Visions bonus track called “Christmas Song,” featuring Grimes’ skills as a rap producer, on iTunes or pick up two more bonus tracks on the Canadian-only vinyl release from Arbutus.
Grab the H-Town Allstars – A$AP Rocky- “Purple Swag” remix feat. Paul Wall, Bun B & Killa Kyleon or download the whole LiveLovePurple tape for free here.
Chairlift’s new video concept for “Met Before” is a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure, where you use your keys to chose the storyline. Directed by Jordan Fish, the interactive video will be different each time you watch, while the accompanying song, will be the same. You’ll start out in a university lecture hall, and you might end up making out with Amber Schaefer from Starfawn.
Taken from the debut album ‘Hollandaze’ – a grimy, gum-splattered ménage of surf-gaze, punk and lo-fi – ‘Busted Lip’ is the latest single from noisy Canadian’s Odonis Odonis. Originally a solo project for prolific songwriter/ bandleader Dean Tzenos, Odonis Odonis has in the last year also become a formidable live concern. Based in Toronto, Odonis Odonis make killer hook-driven tunes that hark back to the classic ‘80s sounds of The Jesus & Mary Chain, Pixies, Big Black and The Cure. Like a good post-modernist, however, these influences colour but do not define Odonis Odonis.
Compiled from a wealth of material written and home-recorded between January 2009 and September 2010, Dean recorded virtually all of ‘Hollandaze’ alone in a tiny home studio, writing two or three songs a day – generally starting with drum programming – before adding bass then guitar and vocals, experimenting with a host of different styles.
Download MP3 – “Mr Smith” HERE
To support their SXSW dates, the band is also giving away a free download of “High Low” HERE.
Meshing dancey, synth beats with an ethereal range of vocals, XYLOS, a five piece outfit from NYC is quickly gaining momentum both online and offline. The band has been gathering fans and praise for their lush, ’80s-inspired pop sound and star member, Monika Heidemann who boasts many talents including that of a singer, a multi-instrumentalist, and a sultry indie front woman with silky, smooth vocals. The group will also be headlining in NYC at Mercury Lounge on 3/2 with indie-openers Beacon and Grimace Federation and then heading down to Austin for SXSW!
Watch the new video from Tearist for the single “Unarmed” directed by Sean Stout.
Over the last two years Tearist has become one of the most notorious and vital bands in the new underground pulsing through Los Angeles. Building on songs driven by intense vocals and synths, the duo’s performances are known for being deeply physical and direct events. Yasmine Kittles sings from the depths of her body/soul and moves in a near-transfixed state, using scrap metals to scrape rhythm from the ground beneath her. All the while, as if telepathically linked, William Strangeland uses sputtering, cracked synthesizers to create shimmering melodic lines along rumbling interlocked beats and rhythms. Their songs flow and surge, building thick layers of analog sound and noise, often leaving wrecked PA’s in their wake.
Based in Minneapolis, Howler are Jordan Gatesmith (vocals / guitar), Ian Nygaard (guitar), France Camp (bass), Max Petrek (keyboard) and Brent Mayes (drums). The five-piece have released their debut album, America Give Up via Rough Trade Records on MP3 & LP and will be supporting The Vaccines’ full UK tour later this year.
The debut EP ‘This One’s Different’ is also available now.
Check out this dark disco remix of Starfawn’s “Greenlight” from Teeel.
Download a copy of Starfawn’s EP – available digitally now through Moodgadget, more info at moodgadget.com/starfawn/
Starfawn is a collaboration between Producer Misha Mross and Vocalist Amber Schaefer that began in early 2011. The two met through mutual friends and connected over a shared love for synthesizers and electronic music.
Misha Mross currently lives in Brattleboro Vermont and splits his time between his day job as an electro-optical engineer, writing music, and his musical engineering projects, which include building custom MIDI controllers and interfaces, and programming synthesis software. Influenced by both the organic (Vermont woods, classical music, physics, math) and the technological (NES/SNES, electrical engineering, synthesizer music), his production style, while heavily synth based, has natural motion and melody.
While Misha Mross is the technical expert of the duo, Brooklyn resident Amber Schaefer brings her natural charisma and song-writing abilities to the project. Amber tangibly brings her acting and improv background to their performances, cooing as she nonchalantly rolls around on the stage.
Together as Starfawn, they craft highly personalized electronic music that has been described as “an instantly recognizably retro, yet strange and otherworldly soundscape … that revels in experimentation while still understanding the importance of actually having a song amongst the indulgence.”
Inspired by italo, electro and the 80s new wave movement, Teeel aka Jim Smith credits his sound to marathon movie watching and being an obsessive gear head. Creating music in a 10×10 teal painted room, stacked with vintage synthesizers and guitars, TEEEL creates music that ranges from hypnotic synthpop to dreamy disco and dark electronica. Although TEEEL is a fairly new solo project, Jim Smith is no rookie in the music industry. He’s been producing a wide range of music, performing with bands and DJing in clubs since the late 90s. His debut album, AMULET (Moodgadget Records) has generated quite the buzz in the blog world as well as being featured on KEXP radio. “Dark Passenger” was featured as “Song of the Day”.
You can check out a night of electronic bliss this Thursday at 11:15 at Lit Lounge in New York City with Teeel performing along with Starfawn, Jacob 2-2, and Crozet. Doors open at 8:30pm. Lit Lounge is 93 2nd Ave. (btwn. E5/E6th St). Click HERE for more details.
TEEEL – “University Heights” (Coming 2/22/2012)
Original Cover Art by: Hayden James Mitchell