09 March, 2013

30 August, 2011

p a r a n o r m a l e c h o e s

I'm tripping the light retarded happy, the incomparable Olivia Tremor Control are back with their first new music since 1999's Black Foliage: Animation Music Volume One, arguably the finest piece of psychedelia in the last 20 years. "The Game You Play is In Your Head, Parts 1, 2 & 3" sounds like an Olivia Tremor Control we haven't heard since way back in the early Elephant 6 era, with relatively few moving parts compared to the overwhelming swirl of Foliage.

None of which is to say that the track is a disappointment. While the sonic palette finds them closer to their humbler beginnings, Will Hart and company display melodic chops that their younger selves couldn't touch. All this has me practically frothing with anticipation for their set at FYF Fest this weekend. Hear the new song over at NPR.

EDIT: mp3-> The Olivia Tremor Control - The Game You Play is In Your Head, Parts 1, 2 & 3 (single, out now on Cloud Recordings)

(via Dentoneer)

Almost makes up for missing the Burn. Almost.


20 July, 2011

12 July, 2011

i don't care

Media meteor from the fevered mind(s) at OSR Tapes, new Blanche Blanche Blanche audio/visuals:

"Alots B4"


moutain high culture low

My bfffffffs Stay Cool Forever tore it up at FMLY's pool party weekend past, here they are throwing down on "Mia" with the homie Nick throwing it back on drums. Casio flashback anti-wack atttack:

Stay Cool Forever - Mia from FMLY on Vimeo.

Some of Staycool's sickest jams are finally appearing in glossy Teen Nick promo quality, with "Gravalanche" popping up on Soundcloud

Gravalanche by Stay Cool Forever

and "20 pack'd" appearing on the sweet Save MJ MJ Records Tape II.

Will Legend of the Lost Grav be better than Legends of the Hidden Temple? Only time will tell.

08 July, 2011

again, again (again)

Structurally, "Velvet Days" is near identical to the last Fungi Girls song I posted. The tempo's a little quicker, the hook is a little gnarlier, though the vocals haven't gotten any more energetic. But as Em once said, "Hey, here's a formula that works." This song is pretty cool, even if the video is a little "meh." It comes from their impending HoZac LP Some Easy Magic, which ceases to impend July 26.

26 June, 2011

ya knooow

Bikini Kill in Getting Close to Nothing, 1994