Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Foxes in Fiction & Galleries - Borders


Foxes in Fiction recently put out a new EP, on his own Orchid Tapes cassette label, titled Alberto, and yes it's named after our friend from Viernes. I've posted a few things about Galleries before, which is Alberto's solo project. Warren from Foxes in Fiction dedicated the EP to Alberto because he was the first person who brought him down to New York for some shows while Viernes was touring. The two collaborated on a track previously, you can find it on Galleries' bandcamp, and finally they collab'd on this new song "Borders". Check out the video as well, and make sure to download Alberto by Foxes in Fiction.

Foxes in Fiction & Galleries - Borders (via You Know You Owe Me)





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download/alberto
buy/alberto
galleries/bandcamp
blog/foxesinfiction

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Two New Tree Hopping Songs For The Holidays

From the man who brought you the groovy, tropical, sample-based Beat Band, Gabriel Berrios, aka Tree Hopping, has released two new songs for the holidays. Reverse guitar... flowly, noisey instrumentals... no tropicalness.... the faintest hint of melancholy? Tree Hopping is definitely not branding himself, instead leaping into a more textured-indie-pop sound. I'm loving these two tracks and can't wait to hear what he'll do next (more on the way).

Tree Hopping - hullahoop

Tree Hopping - those pictures of you at school

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facebook/treehopping
bandcamp/treehopping

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

VIDEO: The Dewars - Merry Go Round (live)







This is one of my favorite songs from West Palm Beach natives The Dewars. This is an especially good performance of the song, performed at The Bluebird Theatre in Denver, on their recent tour with Surfer Blood. The glockienspiel makes the song for me, which I think is being played by Lake Worth legend Steev Rullman in this video.









Make sure to download Songs From The Neverglades by the Dewars off their bandcamp.





Evan Mui currently plays bass for the Dewars. He has his own solo folk project which is definitely worth checking out if you're a fan of Elliott Smith.





bandcamp/dewars

Sunday, December 19, 2010

I Contact




I Contact is an experimental band from Gainesville, Florida. Their dark, reverby sound, ranging from post-rockiness to more cut-and-paste droney lofi, goes well with their description of themselves as blue punk, swamp noise.





I Contact - Destroying I
I Contact - Our Night

Above is the first two songs off of their three-track self-titled EP. The Fall is the final song and also really great, worth checking out. It's free, along with their first release, over at their bandcamp.

If you've been into Floridian bands :smokesignal: or Young Egypt, you may be into I Contact.







bandcamp/icontact


myspace/icontact

Saturday, December 11, 2010

The Boswellians



The Boswellians are a new four-piece chamber pop band from Gainesville, Florida. I got a chance to see them last night at an event organized by the members of Fine Print, a University of Florida newspaper. Their sound brings me back to the age of Swing and Big Band; while the Boswellians aren't a very large band nor do they use horns or classical instruments, they do retain some of elements from decades long past. These are some really talented musicians, great female vocals and piano riffs.





The Boswellians - Don't Wait For Me


The Boswellians - Warm Inside







Download the rest of the four-song EP And How! on bandcamp.


Expect some new songs from these guys in the coming months.





myspace/theboswellians


bandcamp/theboswellians

Friday, December 10, 2010

VIDEO: Cerebellum/Woo

Above is our video for the first two tracks off of Psyche Cycles, being released by Crash Symbols on December 21st.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

VIDEO: Sumsun - Wind Stone (live)

Above is Sumsun's live performance of "Wind Stone" off of Samo Milagro. Joining Judson is Edwin who has made remixes under The Get, including a remix of our song Asipop. Supposedly Edwin is going to be performing in Sumsun from now on, which is really exciting. This was at Art Deco Center in Miami Beach last weekend. The projections were made by Morphologic Studios and Jamie Harley. This is a pretty decent quality being that it was taken from a phone.

myspace/sumsun

leavingrecords/samomilagro

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

mp3: Alien House - Up Up


Alien House is a new project led by Diamond Man's Justin Myers currently consisting of Mono Lakes member Anthony Tarallo. Justin has a solo project called Alien Painter, but Alien House is a different project, performing as a duo live. The vibe of the song "Up Up" reminds me a lot of the new release Diamond Man Travels, but it is definitely through a different vein. Check out AlienHouse performing "Up Up" live last Thursday at Attached Hand's record release show at Will's Pub and look for more from these dudes in the future.



Tuesday, December 7, 2010

God Boat


God Boat is the side project of Weston Mansfield from the band Totally Nebular currently residing in Gainesville, Florida. While Totally Nebular have been sort of inactive with shows, God Boat and Tree Hopping have been doing collaborative sets live where they play on each other's songs. At the Trash To Treasure event in Pompano Beach, Florida two weeks ago, God Boat and Tree Hopping gave out a super limited split release with hand drawings featuring 3 songs from each band (including "bird road" by Tree Hopping I posted a week or so ago).





We've gotten a break down of Totally Nebular's sound from Tree Hopping and Forest Clay in the past, and while God Boat has put out some short releases in the past, this is pretty much the first look into Weston's side of music making. I've heard Oregano In My Yard played twice now and I'm really into it. This was the first time I heard Shore and was blown away, such an amazing track with all those high-pitched magical textures and interesting arrangement of sound.


These are tracks from God Boat's full-length release Beautiful Caps, hopefully coming out by the end of the year or soon thereafter.


Monday, December 6, 2010

Great Deceivers

Great Deceivers are an indie rock band from Orlando, Florida. I caught their live set at the end of November at the Trash to Treasure event in Pompano Beach, Florida. Nice vocals and harmonies, two awesome guitar players, steady bass, and a talented drummer make these guys worth catching live.




House Of Stairs is a 10-song release from the band, check it out on their Bandcamp.


Sunday, December 5, 2010

mp3: Maximino - Give Back Our Sun


Maximino just put out a new song called Give Back Our Sun, which is a slightly more spacey take off from their release Blue Jay with subtle electronics. Theatric, loungey, and well put together. I especially like the cymbal used sparingly throughout the song.







Saturday, December 4, 2010

Discovery Of Magnetic North

Discovery Of Magnetic North are an experimental duo from Orlando, Florida. Under the description of their album Diving Belle on CdBaby, the music is described as "Psychedelic electronics with a heavy mix of organic texture and occasional guitars and vocals. Weathered soundtracks for forgotten memories." I got the chance to check them out last Thursday at Attached Hands' release show for their 7" with Truman Peyote. The lineup included a Diamond Man side project Alien Painter, Dark Sea of Awareness, Discovery Of Magnetic North, us, and Attached Hands. The show was at Will's Pub, the place to play if you looking to play Orlando. Discovery of Magnetic North had really interesting projections, and they switched through different 'modes' of songs, some more vocal driven, one where one of the guys played bass guitar, and electronics. Their set fit in nice with the blissful tones of Dark Sea of Awarness as well as the more aggressive noise of Attached Hands.


Discovery Of Magnetic North - Catacombs

Discovery Of Magnetic North - Picture Talking Dictionary

Although this is a short clip, below is a video of a Discovery Of Magnetic North performance, just to get an idea of what they're like live.





myspace/discoveryofmagneticnorth
buy/divingbelle

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

mp3: tree hopping - bird road


If you don't have all of The Beat Band already, let this be the song that motivates you to download it. Perfect indie melodies through a tropical lens, groovy beats. Check this song out.







This is a photo taken by Eddie (Forest Clay) whose the third member of Totally Nebular last weekend down in Pompano Beach at a show where Tree Hopping and God Boat had a collaborative set, switching back and forth of playing each other's jams. Expect a sneak peak of God Boat's new album soon.




Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Fill Spectrum



Fill Spectrum is an experimental project of a guy named Kevin from Jacksonville, Florida. I got the chance to see him perform with a friend as Fill Spectrum at the Laboratory last weekend for an Electronic Sub South/Action Research show. The performance was a hused ambience with subtle nature sounds drenched in wet delay, and reverby keyboard drones. Fill Spectrum's release An Open Entrance Into A Closed Palace is released on Cassette through Animal Image Search, which has also released the cassette version of Universal Studios Florida's Ocean Sunbirds as well as the vinyl release for Prince Rama's Architecture of Utopia.







Above is the performance from last weekend at the Laboratory.

An Open Entrace Into A Closed Palace is a little more textured and progressing than the live performance, with a lot of different tranisitions and tasteful sounds. Make sure to download it and get it on cassette if you're really feeling it.


blogspot/animalimagesearch


download/fillspectrum

Monday, November 22, 2010

Crash Symbols


Jheri Evans, contributor to Altered Zones and most recognized for his blog Get Off The Coast, has teamed up with Dwight from Royal Rhino Flying Records and started a new cassette label called Crash Symbols. Crash Symbols intends on working with an array of different artists, most of which are featured on a their first mixatape, Dope Mountain Fuck, download it off bandcamp. The first three releases will be....

- PBUH-001: Foot Village - World Fantasy
- PBUH-002: Hear Hums - Psyche Cycles
- PBUH-003: Beggars in a New Land - Teething EP

Psyche Cycles will be released on December 21st. I'm excited that we are a part of this awesome new label. Can't wait to hear the jams they put out.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

BRAIDS


Label mates to our buds Viernes, Surfer Blood, and Blind Man's Colour, BRAIDS is a really cool melodic experimental band from Montreal, Canada.

"Lemonade" is from their full-length album Native Speaker dropping on Kanine Records January 18th, 2011 and "She Brave Soul" is from their self-released Set Pieces EP.

BRAIDS - Lemonade

BRAIDS - She Brave Soul

Check out this super cool take away performance BRAIDS did for La Blogotheque.



I'm really excited for what these guys do next.


myspace/braids
kaninerecords/braids

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Rainbo Video





Rainbo Video is the experimental/visual project of Arturo Evening from Chicago, Illinois. He has several vi made by Arturo himself. Cold, yet eclectic ambient drones. Super calming flowly stuff, I love it. And not just a bedroom project; it's my understanding he brings Rainbo Video live with projected visuals and electronic soundscapes. We'll be catching the experience in February on a Hear Hums/Oh Fortuna tour with a show in Chicago.






Rainbo Video - Crystal Glaciers


Check out more songs on Rainbo Video's myspace or soundcloud page.


myspace/rainbovideo

soundcloud/rainbovideo

Friday, November 19, 2010

Floating Colors


Floating Colors is the experimental trio from Richmond, Virgina. Making textured sound scapes about astral projection, space, and time.
Their live set looks really engaging, I'm glad I'll be checking it out first hand in February when we play with them live in Richmond on a Hear Hums/Oh Fortuna tour.

Floating Colors - mars canyon graffiti




Download Astral Projections, Star Crossed, and Water Silhouettes free on bandcamp.


myspace/floatingcolors

download/floatingcolors

Thursday, November 18, 2010

MP3: Sumsun - Wind Stone



Samo Milagro just came out on cassette by Leaving Records. It's one of my favorite albums already. So flowy, textury, and just forward thinking. I like the way Judson makes music. Check out a new track "Wind Stone" and go over the Leaving Record's website to order it on tape.





Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Mini Prophets


Mini Prophets is a experimental mathy band from Melbourne, Florida utilizing jazz elements. I had the opportunity to see them live in St Augustine at Blood Moon Fest organized by Lighthouse Music. Their set was really impressive and technical. If I remember correctly, they had two guitar players, a horns player, two drummers, and a bass player. They definitely deserve some attention.




Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Praything


Praything is the recent incarnation of Ju Kovacevich and his buds from Gainesville, Florida. A year or two ago we played with Ju's prior band Queen of Spain, which was more post-rocky. Praything takes a quirkier angle, with simple keyboard melodies, live looping, and two kit drummers. Their album Born was just released, and it has more acoustic sound and a folk slant, with it's lyrical content based almost soley on Bruce Springstein's Born In The USA.
We've played with them at the Civic Media Center, then again at Totally Nebular's house during the Fest, and finally at the Spin Cycle for Skeletron Ball 2. They performed great and were really fun each time. Download the album Born by Praything for free off bandcamp.






download/praything

Monday, November 15, 2010

Skeletron Ball 2


Skeletron Ball is a festival set up around Halloween each year by JT Bringardner (Oh Fortuna, Rabbit Punch, Spirit Tramp). Last weekend was the second Skeletron Ball, it was really great to have bands I enjoy play back to back for three days straight. Luckily some of it was filmed.




Lighthouse Music is one of the bands I'm most excited about. They are all skilled at an array of different instruments and make a really interesting type of music.



birdfeeder played some new songs along with some of my old favorites. He has been working on a lot of new material and to my knowledge a new album is close to completion.




Dark Sea of Awareness played one of the best sets I've ever seen of his at Skeletron Ball. A perfect mix of flowy ambient guitar parts and feel-good beatness.




Praything ^



IRONJEW was a collab performance of Ironing and Lissajou, combining the 8-bit gameboy world with broken record scratching noise.



Spirit Tramp's performance involved help of friend musicians to make a full band sound.



Free Space was a collab performance of Hal McGee and Keaton Orsborn walking around a space tinkering with Monotrons through portable amps.



Black Circle Boys were a witch-house sounding group, had a cool creepy sound.




Nervous Systems ^





Roamer ^




^ Telethon



^ Morningbell. This guy had the nicest sounding bass guitar. The singer, Travis I believe is his name, can hit some serious high notes.



Teepee ^

Read an interview with Teepee on Ana(b)log.




There was even a puppet show.



^ The HiFI Evenlope



Sleepover ^



^ Panther God

Reviews of the first two nights of Skeletron can be found on Ana(b)log.

Skeletron Ball 2 Night 1 of 3
Skeletron Ball 2 Night 2 or 3

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Mikey Mickey Rourke - Glo

I've seen Mickey Mickey Rourke's XOXO comments on just about every relevant band/label's myspace page, so inevitably I had to check out his stuff. I'm glad I did, this video looks really good, directed by Abram Pineda-Fischer.

myspace/mickeymickeyrourke

dotcom/abrampineda

vimeo/glo


Saturday, November 13, 2010

VIDEO: attached hands - fever

This is the second I've posted of an upcoming Attached Hands DVD release. The video was done by Brian Phillips. Fever is a really intense stimuli overload of spontaneous visions.

On a side note, Attached Hands and Truman Peyote are releasing a 7" split. Attached Hands is having a release show for it at Will's Pub in Orlando on December 2nd. Us, Dark Sea of Awareness, Diamond Man, us, and others are playing.

myspace/attachedhands

vimeo/fever

Friday, November 12, 2010

Maximino


Maximino is a indie band started by Gerald Perez based in Orlando, Florida. I got to check them out for the first time this past weekend at Skeletron Ball 2 at the Spin Cycle in Gainesville. Our friend Eamon Ford played on their set, it was really well put together. There is some sort of post-Grizzly Bear-ness to this, so if you're into them, you'll probably dig Maximino.



Maximino - The Demise of Gerry David and His Dirty Little Hipsters


Maximino - G.C.S.



These songs are from a collection called Blue Jay on Maximino's bandcamp. To hear more tracks, check out their tumblr and myspace pages.






Thursday, November 11, 2010

VIDEO: Frog for Action Research 61


We played a show with Frog, Attached Hands, Minim, and a bunch of other folks last Thursday at Spagandyland, a house-made-venue-space in Gainesville, Florida. Frog opened up the night with playing this video.



Wednesday, November 10, 2010

tree hopping - the beat band


the beat band just dropped. If you didn't know, Gabriel from Totally Nebular makes music solo as Tree Hopping. This is one of the best things I've heard all year. Tropical indie beat pop. Download the whole album for free or donation on bandcamp, and make sure you keep an eye out for the other two Totally Nebular solo releases, God Boat and Forest Clay in the upcoming months.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

mp3: Diamond Man - Jungle Gym


Last Tuesday we played with Diamond Man in Tampa at their album release show for Diamond Man Travels. They're one of my favorite live bands and their recordings are awesome as well. Check out this new song from Diamond Man Travels.







Friday, November 5, 2010

mp3: Nicole Miglis - Cassidy

I've been listening to this song non-stop since I did the first Nicole Miglis post. For those who can't catch her perform her acoustic lullabies live, get them here.



Nicole Miglis - Cassidy


On bandcamp, Nicole has a few tracks in a collection called "Songs That Don't Go Anywhere".


myspace/nicolemiglis

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Down There News


An interview with Avey Tare about his new record
Down There. Written and Directed by Abby Portner.
additional music and swamp sounds by Avey Tare



http://vimeo.com/15826696

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Levek 7"


On November 16th, Levek will be releasing a self-titled 7" through Father/Daughter Records. You can pre-order it now. It includes some songs that have been circulating the internet for awhile as well as some new ones.



Levek - Look On The Bright Side (via Pitchfork)



myspace/levek

preorder/levek

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

philip seymour hoffman / railcars Split


Noah Klien, aka Philip Seymour Hoffman, sent me a 13 minute spacey track which is sort of a cover of "Josie" by blink-182. It's going to be on a split he is doing with railcars of their respective 90s covers, railcars did the Cranberries.











Monday, November 1, 2010

row of x's - olympus mons


row of x's is the bedroom project of a guy named Danny currently based in Gainesville, Florida. I wrote about him before when we played a show or two together in South Florida, and about his release spring clean. Those songs were more folk-based, acoustic songs. On olympus mons, row of x's expands his palette creating a more electro-acoustic feel, with most elements drenched in warm lofi/distortion.

row of x's - skin and bones

row of x's - change in time

-- download olympus mons --

myspace/rowofxs

bandcamp/rowofxs

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Pariah Carey


Pariah Carey is the new project of Jheri Evans who blogs at Get Off The Coast. Zwerpy dark beat-ish electro stuff. Taken from last.fm, Pariah Carey is described: "Pariah Carey is the solo music project of Jheri Evans. Influences range from GR†LLGR†LL, Pocahaunted and White Ring to early KISS and Alice Cooper. He also lists 80s horror film soundtracks and various hallucinogenic drugs as other direct influences. Pariah Carey’s music is often ambient and minimal, forcing you to pay attention to each piece of each track with the intent of instilling fear and uneasiness."




Above is my favorite song, "All Sides (Never Scareddd)". Go to Pariah Carey's bandcamp to get an assortment of other tracks and the rest of Keeping The Winter Alive.



download/pariahcarey
tumblr/pariahcarey

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Weird Wives / Band In Heaven Split


Gritty garage sounds recorded at the infamous Club Sandwich, one of the coolest makeshift venues/recording spaces/hangout spaces in West Palm Beach.

myspace/bandinheaven

myspace/weirdwives

Friday, October 29, 2010

:smokesignal:


:smokesignal: is a post-rockish ambient duo from Gainesville, Florida. Last weekend we played a show with them and To All My Dear Friends, they were really good. The melody-maker, Oliver, plays a guitar through his loop station with different effect pedals and has a multi-track recorder for snippets of voices or background chatter; meanwhile, technical drumming keeps a nice percussive flow to it all. Long continious jams, stretched out shoegaze, stargazers.

:smokesignal: - Mapping Out Stars

I didn't get the chance to see them perform with visuals, but it looks cool, below is a video of :smokesignal: performing at The Civic Media Center in Gainesville.





myspace/smokesignal

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Diamond Man Reveals "Diamond Man Travels"

I'm pleased to present the album art and track listing for Diamond Man's new album. The album should be dropping November 2nd. Their album release show will be at The Crowbar in Tampa, also playing is Young Egypt, Dark Sea of Awareness, Deeyay, Craow, and Hear Hums. Below is a live version one of the new songs.


Tracklisting

1.Jungle Gym
2.Metamorphic Rock
3.Bonesaw
4.Wafers
5.Leif Langford
6.Swamp Thing
7.Travels
If you haven't heard Diamond Man's first release, "Into The Gulf", as well as their live performance on Artful Dodgins WMNF 88.5, download now.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Common Citizens


Common Citizens is an electropop band from Canada. I met one of the guys Cam when he was on vacation in Florida; he caught one of our shows at Mojo Books and Music in Tampa on the Totally Nebular/Hear Hums Florida tour we did last December. Engaging stuff worth checking out.










myspace/commoncitizens

bandcamp/commoncitizens

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Mandelbrot Fractal Set Trip To e214 HD

"Here is a nice deep zoom into the Mandelbrot set. The words "nice" and "deep" fall a bit short actually.
"Mathematical Porn" is a better description.
After watching this video things in my room started to bend and breathe!! I hope you enjoy the trip!!

The final magnification is e.214. Want some perspective? a magnification of e.12 would increase the size of a particle to the same as the earths orbit! e.21 would make a particle look the same size as the milky way and e.42 would be equal to the universe. This zoom smashes all of them all away. If you were "actually" traveling into the fractal your speed would be faster than the speed of light.

You might like to know that this animation took me about two days to set up. My computer then rendered day and night non-stop for just over a month to produce the animation. The resulting twenty-eight anti-aliased 1280x720 AVI files (each just under 2GB) were each watermarked at full frames (uncompressed) Then I stitched them all together uncompressed. I also added the audio track at the same time. This was all done in Virtual dub. (except watermarking) The final watermarked Avi with audio is a whopping 46GB - Then I compressed it to 495mb so I could upload it onto vimeo. "

~teamfresh

vimeo/mandelbrotset



Monday, October 25, 2010

Ironing




Ironing is a noise musician from Gainesville, Florida. He uses old tapes and records as a source to manipulate and make something new out of. I watched Ironing play a duo set with Hal McGee at Solder Fest this year and it was awesome. He really gets some expressive sounds out of his turntable. Reminded me of a Black Dice show, super loud experience.







Ironing - Notorious (ft Chefkirk)


Andrew also arranges shows under the name Action Research.


The 61st show is coming up on November 4th and features Mannequin Hollowcaust, Ice Orgy, Craow, Father Finger, Attached Hands, Hear Hums, Hal McGee, Minim, and Frog.






myspace/ironing


myspace/actionresearch

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Perspectives


Perspectives is an ambient band from Gainesville, Florida. Recently they played at Solder Fest at the Lab in Gainesville, it was the first time I've seen them. Other than this Discogs page of some cassettes they've put out, I couldn't really find any songs or anything about them.


The setting was quite intimate, everyone sitting together making a half circle around the band as they fiddled with guitar, sampler, tape players, and other things. The had small amps and it was silent in the venue, a very moving experience. Hopefully this video does the performance some sort of justice.





It's my understanding that they've put out four tapes. Maybe sometime in the future we can track down these guys and get some songs online.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

To All My Dear Friends

To All My Dear Friends is a band composed of Marc Hennessey (violin / guitar loops) and Greg Stull (drums) from Gainesville, Florida. There are some post-rock, indie rock/pop, jive band elements to their sound, with epic builds of guitar, bass, drums, but they fall into their own category by being the backing to amazing violin melodies. Vocals are used sparingly and reminds of Dirty Projectors or something, really nice. If you were into Mandragora Dream, this may be for you.

To All My Dear Friends - In Bearings
To All My Dear Friends - Invasion From Above


Upcoming Shows
Oct 20 2010
Gainesville Farmer's Market Gainesville, FL

Oct 22 2010
Kickin' Devil Cafe Gainesville, Florida

Oct 23 2010
Bloodmoon Fest St. Augustine, FL



myspace/toallmydearfriends

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Dark Sea Of Awareness - Digital Magic


Yesterday, Dark Sea Of Awareness' album Digital Magic was released digitally through FMLY Records. Below is taken directly from thefmly's site, the album is free so make sure to download it! We just had Dark Sea come up to play a show in Gainesville at The Church of Holy Colors and everytime I'm blown away. He was accompanied by Henry of Attached Hands and supposedly they are starting a project called Temples, something to look for in the near future.



Dark Sea Of Awareness - Mountain Grime (via thefmly)

Dark Sea Of Awareness - Mega Dance Party (via thefmly)

"Ascending the lessons we learned from IDM in the 90s, Orlando’s Dark Sea Of Awareness surpasses the intensity of his name with delightful ambient ballads and a strong support of good taste of pop sensibility. The sounds of the energy flow in batteries charging are evident throughout DSoA’s 10track self-titled release, and his live shows are no less than transcending whether they take place in your pal’s living room or inside of a bike shop. Though powerful enough to move a mass of observers, these jams are subtle in their introversion and although I recommend taking them to a park with your buds on a sunny day I first advise taking this record on a bike ride – and make sure to bring your good headphones. Ringing a delicate balance in the weight these sounds carry, listen loud and let your mind absorb nostalgic rich tonality. "


--DOWNLOAD DIGITAL MAGIC---





myspace/darkseaofawareness

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Action Sound Painting Orchestra

Christopher Miller (Electronic Sub South) just put on Solder VII Electronic Music Fest, highlighting different experimental artists from Gainesville, two nights long. One performance, conducted by Hal McGee, was around a 20 piece "noise" improv called Action Sound Painting Orchestra. A lot of the artist who played those two nights in their own bands were a part of this performance. Part one is above and part two is below.



myspace/halmcgee

dotcom/electronicsubsouth

Solder VII was made up of Action Sound Painting Orchestra, Hear Hums, Michael Parallax, minim, NEuBoRN, Perspectives, The Viirus, Diamonds Guns Gold, Dubbio Nil, He Dog, Ironing with Hal McGee, Ostral, Roamajou, Spirit Tramp, and Tribreasted Nun.


Monday, October 11, 2010

Felt Drawings


Felt Drawings is the groove project of Dom Tiberio Los Angeles, California. Thanks to Jonathan Meager who runs Ducked Tapes for turning me onto these tunes. Felt Drawings' sound is characterized by raw synths, electro beats, and vocals on top.

Felt Drawings - Cloud

Below is a live video recorded at The Carpenters' Rainbow in San Francisco, California, on October 3, 2009






myspace/feltdrawings
dotcom/feltdrawings

Sunday, October 10, 2010

The Atoms


The Atoms is the bedroom ambience project of Rob Sommerlad coming out of London, UK. Gritty, clicky, aggressively overdriven yet melodic ambient sounds.


<a href="http://theatoms.bandcamp.com/track/fur">Fur by The Atoms</a>



<a href="http://theatoms.bandcamp.com/track/snows">Snows by The Atoms</a>


He's got a collection of songs available for download on The Atom's bandcamp page, check the download link below or enjoy the above songs "Fur" and "Snows".

Friday, October 8, 2010

VIDEO: Avey Tare - Lucky 1

Made by Sister Portner

wooooooo

Thursday, October 7, 2010

VIDEO: Tantrum Barb (Oddsac)

I made sure to catch Oddsac in Miami at one of the screenings. Deakin and Danny Perez were there, it was pretty cool to watch the film and talk with them. This is the video for Animal Collective's "Tantrum Barb" from their visual album Oddsac. Probably the danciest song on the album.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

MP3: Avey Tare - Lucky 1


So ready to hear Down There. Avey Tare just released the first single "Lucky 1"!




Down There drops on Paw Tracks on October 26th.
By the way, however annoying it may be that someone put their album out as a fake leak for Down There, if you're into indie pop it's really good.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

VIDEO: Prince Rama - Om Namo Shivaya

Prince Rama's album Shadow Temple dropped last month, and it's really good. Check out this vdeo to their track "Om Namo Shivaya".

Shadow Temple is available through Paw Tracks.

shop/pawtracks

Monday, October 4, 2010

VIDEO: Takagi Masakatsu - Girls

Evan who runs The Church Of Holy Colors showed me some cool videos the other night, one of which is this one by this musician/film maker from Japan, Takagi Masakatsu.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Dirty Fist

Dirty Fist! is the brainchild of two girls named Chelsea from Gainesville, Florida. They are accompanied by other acoustic instruments, snare drum, trombone, etc, while they use an accordian and things like banjo, ukulele, etc. Some parts lean more towards a folk/traditional sound while other times it feels very medieval.

Dirty Fist - Mermaids

Dirty Fist - If The Trees

Their roommate Mujahid recorded live performances from Dirty Fist, us, and a band The Royal Tin Foils from a show at Wayward a week or two ago. Their live set is really interesting, somehow finding a meeting ground for folk punk and more experimental/world sounds.

//Check It Out//

For upcoming shows and stuff like that, check out their myspace page.

myspace/dirtyfirst

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Nicole Miglis

Nicole Miglis is a folk artist from Gainesville, Florida. She makes blissfully melodic lullabies. When playing live, she plays her songs with an acoustic guitar and sings, and friends sometimes accompany her with vocal harmonies or cello/viola/strings. She also plays flute, piano, and does vocal harmonies for Levek too. Definitely someone to keep an eye on. I can't wait to hear a full length release from her, hopefully it's in the works.





Nicole Miglis - Floating In Space


Nicole Miglis - Dark


myspace/nicolemiglis
bandcamp/nicolemiglis

Thursday, September 23, 2010

VIDEO: Coma Cinema - Blissed

Today while on No Fear Of Pop I stumbled upon this video directed by Tyler Williams for the song "Blissed" by Coma Cinema. The quality of the footage and the editing really makes this video.

myspace/comacinema

vimeo/tylerwilliams

Sumsun Mixtape for Streets Of Beige

Sob.003 Sumsun by Streets Of Beige on Mixcloud

Sumsun's last mixtape was super good. He's just released a new one for bass enthusiasts Streets Of Beige, including tracks by Gold Panda, Off Balance Atlas, Quap, Baths, Kites Sail High, Evenings, Great Beer, Sam Prekop, Teebs, Yuk., Dunian, Simian Mobile Disco, Car Crash Set, The Ruby Suns, Sumsun himself, and his remix of our song "Asipop".

It's a good listen, check it out.

"London // United Kingdom
Bringing the swing and bass of 2009 LA to London spaces, with a dash of NY disco, Streets Of Beige is a venue hopping concept club carving a lone niche.

With a conglomerate of artists veering off onto the beaten track of instrumental hip-hop we decided to launch a night to celebrate the most innovate side of bass music in 2010. Anyone with a taste for Dilla won't be let down.

There'll also be splashes of disco and slo-mo, and some of the hazier cuts that have been bothering blogs lately, along with lashings of experiemental dubstep and the odd house dabble.

And our Mixcloud presence? A regular mix series showcasing some of the best international bass you can imagine. "

~Streets of Beige MixCloud page

facebook/streetsofbeige

myspace/sumsun

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Michelle Blades covers Grizzly Bear

Thanks to our friend Eamon Ford for the heads up on this. While touring in France, Michelle Blades, backed by a choir of friend voices, covered "Alligator" by Grizzly Bear. It's a completely different way to hear the song, I love it. Skip to 48 seconds if you need instant-music-satisfaction.




myspace/michelleblades

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Tree Hopping Album By the End of the Year


tree hopping is 1/3 of Totally Nebular, the solo project of Gabriel Berrios. He has been hard at work on a release titled "The Beat Band". It is an eclectic tropical party with intricate guitar melodies and some super nice vocals.
If you haven't heard of tree hopping, download his "how pragmatic..." release.
**UPDATE**
I got my hands on two of the new tracks, check them out!!
Gabriel is not the only one of the TN dudes who's been busy. God Boat, the project of Weston Mansfield of TN is releasing an album sometime in October or November. Forest Clay's release is still a long ways away, but it's in the works.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Blackbird Blackbird / Emily Reo Collab

Emily Reo has collaborated with bedroom music maker Blackbird Blackbird on two songs, the first which has just been released online. The two come together bringing reverbed ambience from their seperate styles with a sound that is agreeable in terms of melody/feel.

Blackbird Black - Fade To White (ft Emily Reo)


Expect the next one, "Modern Disbelief", to follow behind sometime soon.


myspace/emilyreo
myspace/blackbirdblackbird

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Michael Parallax - Mountain

<a href="http://michael-parallax.bandcamp.com/album/mountain">Mountain by Michael Parallax</a>

Michael Parallax has this and plenty of more tunes all for free download on bandcamp.

myspace/michaelparallax

download/michaelparallax

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Multimedia Series: Ostral + The Church of Holy Colors

Ostral is the music project of Tristan Whitehill from Gainesville, Florida. He makes melodic spacey jams that organize into beat grooves then disessmble into intricate melodies that ride out on waves of reverb. There is only one song for listening on his myspace, "milkywaved", but an album is on the way.

He has started collaborating on a video/audio series with Evan Galbicka who runs The Church of Holy Colors in Downtown, Gainesville. Today they released the first in the series, and a new one will follow each day.





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