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Newstalgia

4 May

Using cuts from the 1966 French spy movie Agent 505: Death Trap Beirut on his newest release, The Formula, Michigan producer/beat maker Newstalgia has created one of the coolest hip hop/beats albums I’ve heard in the past couple of years. If you’re a fan of Madlib and/or early 90′s Beastie Boy instrumentals, The Formula is the album for you.

Check out some of Newstalgia’s goodness on title track included below.

The Formula is available now via Producers I Know’s Bandcamp page. It’s definitely worth your time. Enjoy.

Newstalgia – The Formula from The Formula (2016)

May Mixtape

2 May

May 2016 from 3hive on 8tracks Radio.

Fifteen tracks that are sure to put some pep in your step.

rainlord. – spaghetti flavored ice cream
Seckar – Sail
Cool Sounds – In Blue Skies
Apothek – Waiting For The Thunder
Del Sur – Been So Long
Toui Manikouth – The Fire And Disguise
Beloved Elk – The Light of Dead Stars
Chambers – Yeagin Stone
The Butterscotch Cathedral – Loud Heavy Sun
The Above – I Wanna Take Her Home
Gris-de-Lin – The Kick
Friends of Cesar Romero – The Girl In Scorpio 70
LADADA – New Psych
Stellastarr* – Jenny
Wolf Parade – Fancy Claps

New Boss

15 Apr

Fuzzy, hook-driven, psych pop goodness is what you get when you fire up New Boss’s solid new release Home Problems. Check out the title track below, then head over to Funny / Not Funny Records’ site and snatch yourself a copy. Enjoy.

New Boss – Home Problems from Home Problems (2016)

Woods

13 Apr

Brooklyn’s Woods are back with their outstanding 9th LP, City Sun Eater in the River of Light. Taking the best parts of almost every genre of music out there and adding it their already wonky, folk-psych sound, Woods have created a groove-driven (dare I call it “groove-psych”), psychedelic rock masterpiece.

Check out the head bobbing beat of “Can’t See At All” (below) for a mere sampling of how cool this album is.

City Sun Eater… is out now and available on whatever media suits your fancy from WOODSIST Records – I highly, highly recommend it.

Woods – Can’t See At All from City Sun Eater in the River of Light (2016)

Howard

28 Mar

Brooklyn-based quartet Howard released their debut album, Religion, at the beginning of 2015. For their follow up EP, Please Recycle, Howard has completely reworked songs from Religion (with no additional tracking or anything else, mind you) to create a fantastic departure from their debut. The results, Please Recycle is 5 songs of electronica gold, reminiscent of artists like Four Tet and Tycho.

Give “Plastic” (below) a spin, it’s a great example of the entire EP. Please Recycle is available now via Fashion People, I highly recommend it.

Howard – Plastic from Please Recycle (2016)

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Polyon

25 Mar

Washington, DC trio Polyon unleash their brand of 90′s inspired shoegaze meets pummeling indie rock on their newest EP Blue.

Check out the fuzzy, heavy-as-hell title track below for a taste.

Blue is available now on cassette from Funny / Not Funny Records and digitally from Polyon’s Bandcamp page.

Polyon – Blue from Blue EP (2015)

Waveless

8 Mar

Waveless is a three-piece post-punk band out of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Their layered, shoegazey, reverbed, noise-rock is hard to beat. Their newest 12″, Spirit Island, is out now through Deranged Records. Check out album opener, ‘My Apathy’ (below) for a taste.

Spirit Island is available to buy digitally or physically from Deranged Records, and is also available through Midheaven.

Waveless – My Apathy from Spirit Island (2016)

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March Mixtape

7 Mar

Fifteen nifty hits sure to get you ready for spring.

1. Odd Nosdam – Sisters
2. RUMTUM – Makin Magic
3. Christmas Day – Defend Uptown
4. TV Girl – Song About Me (feat. Maddie Acid)
5. Alpenglow – Solitude
6. Woods – Find Them Empty
7. S.M. Wolf – Midnight Shake
8. Ted Leo And The Pharmacists – Where Have All The Rude Boys Gone?
9. Radiator Hospital – Do You Remember?
10. Geisha Girls – Retaining Water
11. Suzies – The Log Lady
12. Ex-Pet – Summer Alone
13. Jumpers – Center Stage
14. Lasso – Suckatash
15. jinsang – with.you

Radiation City

1 Mar

Portland-based Radiation City recently dropped their third LP and first with Polyvinyl Records. Synesthetica is a hook-driven, electro-pop gold mine – the deeper you dig into the album the more rich stuff you find. Check out one of many standout tracks “Milky White” (below) for a taste.

Synesthetica is out now and available in all formats from Polyvinyl.

Radiation City – Milky White from Synesthetica (2016)

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Wahyas

22 Feb

Greensboro, NC duo Wahyas play a sinister style of raunchy, garage-psych that’s hard to top. Their own description, “Evil garage gospel like Johnny & June with less church”, pretty much sums it up.

They just co-released their 7″ single, Third Eye, with Shipwrecked Records and  Six Tonnes De Chair Records. You can get this on vinyl or digitally through Six Tonnes De Chair’s Bandcamp page. You can download this directly from Wahyas’ Bandcamp page as well. Stream this bad boy (below) and get your self a copy on wax before they are gone.

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