Just In Kayse You Missed It

A lot falls through the cracks when you’re looking for new music, so here’s some stuff I’ve un/dis  covered:

Bullion: Say Goodbye To What?

-Its never too early to start talking about summer playlists, and right now I only have one song on that playlist, and it’s this one. Bullion is out of Acton, England and is touring with the xx through this mid-March.

Pictureplane: Beyond Fantasy

-I saw Pictureplane open for Health last year and I didn’t really know what to think of it. Travis Egedy just kind of freaks out to his mixes of 90’s house party jams. It took me a few months, but I really started to miss that freaks epileptic spasms. Egedy’s new post-Dark Rifts track again plays on the nostalgic dance floor beats of years past, but without the sonic atmosphere of Goth Star and Trance Doll. Keep getting your freak on Mr. Egedy.

Slugabed: Ultra Heat Treated

-I just thought this was cool. It’s really not anything special. Slowed down dubstep with extra bass.

Burial & Four Tet: Moth

-Burial and Four Tet have a pretty great thing going for them right now. They’ve both transcended that toiling-in-anonymity stage in their careers, but haven’t quite seen their style become bogged down with ridiculously mainstream hits. These two legends of dubstep teamed up on the Moth/ Wolf Cub 7″. Moth, the better of the two tracks,  is 8+ minutes of beautiful, perfectly minimalistic trance.

Bibio: Ambivalence Avenue

Ambivalence Avenue, the album, came out in ’09 and I heard some of it and dismissed it. But this album really needs to be listened to in the right mood. It may be one of few albums I have fully recognized as a Fall/Spring albums instead of a Summer or Winter album, because it exudes the long and awkward lull between birth and death. I’d recommend Fire Ant.

Ducktails: McGuire’s in the Ocean

Matt Mondanile’s solo psych-pop  offshoot Ducktails never quite gained the notoriety of his other band Real Estate, mostly because it lacks the breezy NJ palatability that graced Real Estate‘s s/t debut. Like most of Real Estate though, McGuire floats along easily enough on a psychedelic voyage to god knows where ending essentially where it began.

MGMT: Flash Delirium

-Forget anything you’ve ever heard by MGMT. Forget the childrens’ squeals in Kids and sweet twinkles that open up Time to Pretend. This is not the same band. They said they were going to delve deeper into some darker subject and I guess they do that (The first words are “mild apprehension”, so they can’t be going to deep). Pitchfork gets it right when they say MGMT goes wild using “about seven different sections that reference doo-wop, old school rock’n’roll, electro balladry, Ariel Pink-style lo-fi, wall-of-Spector pop, and the Beatles at their most high.” Its somewhere between an overworked mess and alright. I think they are geniuses for releasing this first because this song is all over the fucking place, and just makes me more curious about the rest of Congratualtions.

~ by kayj4 on March 10, 2010.

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