Right off Ducktails‘ January release of The Flower Lane, the side project of Real Estate’s Matt Mondanile is back with five-song EP Wish Hotel. Immediately Mondanile lays it on thick in “Tie-Dye”, with a consistent cymbal ride, heavy beats and that signature laid-back vocal styling of which Real Estate is so fond. It’s a sound… Continue reading Ducktails to release Wish Hotel EP October 23
I’m a sucker for colorful vinyl, and a pair of new-ish singles by Real Estate on Domino Records are the latest to adorn my collection. I snagged this pair recently on an online auction binge (more from that series of draws coming soon), and have been aching to get this vinyl on the player. These… Continue reading The Colorful Side of Real Estate
Archie Bronson Outfit‘s single “Shark’s Tooth” seems to be set in a time and space completely separate from existence we know. Its drastically elevated tempo is dance-floor worthy, though precisely too high. It is surf music taken to a brand new, quite radical level. Archie Bronson Outfit has this beat-driven euphoria that is sure to… Continue reading Archie Bronson Outfit: Shark’s Tooth [mp3]
Accessibility is a consistent wild card when the topic at hand is Animal Collective. With their latest EP, Fall Be Kind, we’re treated with five surreal, cohesive songs much more accessible than their early work and consistent with the more recent path Animal Collective has taken. These songs lack the abrasiveness of the band’s prior… Continue reading Animal Collective: Fall Be Kind [Album Review]
The last Four Tet album was released well over four years ago, so it’s a bit surprising to hear Kiernan Hebden has a new one on the horizon. That new one has a name: There Is Love In You. And it has a release date: January 26, 2010. Expect good things from the Domino Records… Continue reading Four Tet Announce First Album In Over Four Years!
Devonte Hynes was once in a band called Test Icicles and if you’re aware of that group’s blend of indie-rock, hip-hop and punk, be prepared to be surprised, ‘cause Hynes’s new project Lightspeed Champion is a pretty big change. Instead of the loud guitars that fit well with similar groups like pre-Islands band The Unicorns,… Continue reading Lightspeed Champion: Falling Off The Lavendar Bridge [Album Review]
Written by Jon Hegglund The first time I listened to The Devil, You & Me, I put it on the iTunes and walked away from the computer to do some chores around the house. At one point, after I thought the album had played in its entirety, a muted, pretty acoustic guitar came floating out… Continue reading The Notwist: The Devil, You & Me [Album Review]