Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Sea Cycles

Sea Cycles describe themselves as a "Jacksonville based psych-wave experiment".

Released earlier this summer, What We Came For is a five track first listen into the band.


Monday, October 15, 2012

Akashic Broadcast

Stay tuned for another broadcast on 12.12.12.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Euglossine - Floridian Abstract

Ever since I met Tristian Whitehill he has been engulfed by music. He is an important part of the Gainesville music community, always collaborating with musicians -- and artists like The Church of Holy Colors -- and is frequently organizing or attending shows around town, supporting and building the scene.While currently lending his creativity and time to Gainesville bands Levek and MSNRA, he has continued to release a steady flow of music under Euglossine. In March he released Jewel Hunter Geomancy on Rotifer.

Euglossine has most recently released a cassette with Housecraft entitled Floridian Abstract. Both releases expand upon quickly evolving structures with an emphasis on sonic detail found with his efforts for Orchal & Vir's Elestial Sound release. The familarness may be do to the fact that Floridian Abstract is snippets of unreleased material from the past two years. I anxiously anticipate what will come next with Euglossine.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Young Adult

Young Adult is a five piece band from Tallahassee. I got a chance to see them perform last weekend at the Outlet Benefest. Their live set was great, very together, and their seven-track release Aporia is worth obtaining. Spirit Cat collective's James Martin, whom you may know from Oh Fortuna or Aircraft, interviewed members of Young Adults recently.


Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Sea Camp

Sea Camp is a new project by Chelsey Bomar. Chelsey has made music under the name Swan Spells for years. As I understand it, Swan Spells is expanding to be a full band, and Sea Camp will be a place for solo experimentation.


Thursday, August 2, 2012

Off Balance Atlas - Vivid Transformation

Off Balance Atlas has just released Vivid Transformation. Thanks to Tiny Waves for the tip on this, read Steve Head's words on the album over there.

Forrest (Off Balance Atlas) use to be a part of the Tallahassee scene but months ago moved to New Orleans and has started the uploading photos to his Pyramid Prisim Tumblr.


Wednesday, August 1, 2012

New Praything EP

Today Ju Kovacevich, the mastermind behind the band Praything, has released Her Skin Caught the Glow EP; it is Praything's first official release since 2010's Born EP.

While a few songs on Born had percussion, the new EP is far more beat driven. Ju also drops the use of guitar on Her Skin Caught the Glow completely, other than a textural guitar riff by Ghost Fields' JP Wright on "A Million Lives". Amongst JP and the rest of the crew who aided Ju in this release include singer Sam Moss from Hundred Waters.

You can download Her Skin Caught the Glow EP for free on Bandcamp, but for all the work that went into it, I'm sure Ju would gladly accept a buck or two.


Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Kate Like Katie

Kate like Katie is a project from Jane Jane Pollock member Courtney Asztalos. Michael Arcos also from the group and Courtney released a collection of songs recorded on a 4-track simply titled Kate like Katie through their own Flea Ridden Kitten label.

Below is a previously unreleased track, possibly to an upcoming album.

The photograph at the top was taken by Courtney. Daniel Dorsa at Tiny Waves posted it along with more of Courtney's photos on PORTALS.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Animal Collective - Today's Supernatural

Last night Panda Bear released the first single from Centipede Hz, "Today's Supernatural", on the Animal Collective Radio. Centipede Hz comes out on Domino September 3rd.


Saturday, July 21, 2012


Safehouse is a duo from West Palm Beach. Their Florida tour started last night:

07/20- Lake Worth, FL @ Mother Earth w/Hooverville.
07/21- Miami, FL @ Literary Cafe w/ Hooverville, Royal Atlantic and Telescope Thieves.
07/24- Gainesville, FL @ The Laboratory w/ Peace Arrow, God Boat and Kathleen Kennedy.
07/26- Orlando, FL @ Stardust w/ Daymoths.
07/27- Jacksonville, FL @ Burro Bar w/ Daymoths.

Download their album Equinox for free.


Friday, July 20, 2012

Braden J McKenna

Braden J McKenna, whom you may know from Inner Islands
label, Kaliska, or WYLD WYZRDZ, has just released the debut track from his upcoming album Surfs Down Smiles Up.

Surfs Down Smiles Up is due later this year on Moondial.


Wednesday, July 4, 2012

New God Boat & Terraform

Yesterday God Boat released Fishing Times.

Terraform is Cody Selman and Jiovanni Nadal from Brooklyn. They recently relocated there having moved from Gainesville. Last May Terraform released 9977.

Both releases are available to download for a donation or free.


Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Bayatas - On Your Clothing

Gabriel Berrios, whom you may recognize as Tree Hopping, begun Bayatas a few months ago as he temporarily relocated from Gainesville to Miami and then permanetly to New York for school. He has been releasing what appears could end up being a full length of material two or three songs at a time on Bandcamp for free/donation. In April, NPR caught on, and included Bayatas on a playlist of theirs. Later Bayatas ranked in NPR's best albums of 2012 thus far. Reportedly Gabriel is one in only a few on the list who haven't had a physical release. In a time where it is becoming increasingly easier to make music in a bedroom, an oversaturation of media can be an ocean too vast to swim through and wash up anywhere significant. When an artist emerges without having toured or hired a publicist, the rare occurance should motivate you to atleast give them a try.

Donate what you wish for the above songs and more on Bayatas' Bandcamp.


Monday, July 2, 2012

VIDEO: Dark Sea of Awareness

Read Tiny Waves' post over at PORTALS for the concept behind the video.

Steve was put on the spot to when handed a guitar at FMLY Fest and performend an improvisational set with Ralph Giunta, Vacation Dad, and Cameron Rath chiming in on the drums near the end.


Sunday, July 1, 2012

FMLY Fest 2012 Compilation

New York's FMLY Fest 2012 took place last weekend from Thursday, June 21st to Saturday, June 23rd. The festival was curated by the FMLY's own Noah Klein and Emily Reo. FMLY Fest features bands from all over country including Truman Peyote, Bayatas, Mutual Benefit, Chiffon, Alligator Indian, Lands & Peoples, Surfin Serf, Michael Parallax, Birthdays, Yohuna, Little Spoon, Megafortress and many more. If you couldn't make it this year, Ralph Giunta has a detailed account of his journey from Orlando to Brooklyn to witness the festival on Tiny Waves.

The compilation is for free/donation on Bandcamp.


Saturday, June 30, 2012

Water Brother

Water Brother is the solo project of James Folker from Tallahassee. If you are familiar with the Florida scene, you probably know James from the bands Oh Fortuna or Aircraft; he is also a part of the Spirit Cat collective and intimately involved in organizing the annual Total Bummer festivals.

Yesterday, Water Brother released the song "External Circumstances" on Soundcloud.

All four of Water Brother's songs are available for free download.


Friday, June 29, 2012

Henry Krinkle

West Palm Beach's Henry Krinkle is Edwin Jantunen's new project after having stepped away from The Get. Edwin has been making electronic music, remixes, and DJing for years; Edwin is also an occasional live member for Sumsun.

A few hours ago he released the song "Stay" for free download on Soundcloud.

Among a steady flow of material, he has released remixes for Gold Panda, Julia Holter, Four Tet, and more on Bandcamp under the name The Lush Haus Remixes, which grew out of a weekly night of DJing and one band performing at Propaganda and various venues around South Florida.


Thursday, June 28, 2012

Travis Johnson

Travis Johnson is an experimental musician currently residing in St Augustine, Florida. He runs the label Ilse, which has a catalog of over 30 releases and growing. On Ilse web page, Travis Johnson is described as "[the] director/curator of Ilse, plays improvised electroacoustic music using using radios, electromagnetic coils, speaker cones, found objects, electronic circuits, balloons and - occasionally - string instruments... While collaborative improvisation is his main interest, he sometimes enjoys composing at the computer."

Below is a a performane at Hal McGee's apartment in Gainesville, which he describes as "a series of shows featuring performances of minimalist free improvisation, held in a highly intimate setting in my small apartment in Gainesville, on Saturday afternoons".

Travis Johnson has some of his material released through Ilse; you can find some free releases through Control Valve.


Monday, June 18, 2012

Ben Varian

Ben Varian is a musician from Tallahasee, Florida. He is a part of the collective Werepossum, which began as a band and evolved into a website and a grouping of musicians that often collaborate and contribute to each others' projects.
I had heard 2010's Keeping Track of Time months ago and had been anticipating new material. In February of this year Ben put out his first full length, Potassium. Ben had this to say about the album:

 "I decided to group together the EPs I've released along with some new songs to make one cohesive album.

I admit this is headphone music, USB microphone, soft-focus music. The music asks you to listen to it a few times so that you can find the little blips and blops and secrets that I've hidden in there, but doesn't insist because it recognizes that you've got things to do and you've got your own thoughts to wrangle with. The music insinuates and gyrates and talks around the subject because the subject isn't something that can be talked about directly. There are plenty of mentions of "it" on this album, and "it" is something, but it's scientifically impossible for me to tell you what it is, exactly. All I can do is approximate the sensation of "it" and layer sounds upon sounds with ever-decreasing fidelity and hope that you have a moment to dig through them and unearth my goofy impressions of holy moments."

Ben gives his music away for free, so make sure you grab both releases. He has been steadily releasing music since February, so make sure to be checking back on his Bandcamp.

For more info, Travis over at Too Many Carpets did an interview with Ben Varian.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Levek Announces Debut Album

David Levesque, the mastermind behind Levek, has announced the release of his debut album, Look a Little Closer, due September 25th on Lefse. For everyone who hasn't had the chance to catch Levek's new configuration (featuring members of Maximino, Lighthouse Music, Euglossine, Ghost Fields, and more) performing the new songs, "Black Mold Grow" is the first glimpse of the album.

Pre-order Look a Little Closer now on  vinyl or CD through Lefse.


Friday, June 8, 2012

VIDEO: God Boat - Underneath a Stream

God Boat has just released a video entitled "Underneath a Stream".

Weston has been actively uploading videos recently, including videos of Swan Spells, Bayatas, and other jams. Make sure to keep an eye out on YouTube. If you missed out, God Boat released Beautiful Caps last year, definitely recommend downloading.


Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Marina Orchestra

Marina Orchestra is a band from Knoxville. Taken from Marina Orchestra's biography: "Marina Orchestra is inspired by music from all over the world, and there is an inherent jubilance that the sun-soaked eleven piece group radiates.... It’s exotic, yet familiar. It’s a love of global music filtered through the ears of “indie rock” kids. It’s ripe with homages and a well-rounded respect for the whole history of music. But mostly, it’s a party.

The Marina project came about when Knoxvillian Justin Powers decided to channel his deep-seated love of African and Caribbean music into a band that would shake things up. There was an entire world of blaring brass instruments, dancing back up singers and wild handed percussionists that he longed to see on stage every night. Soon enough the ever expanding Marina Orchestra was quickly finding a way into everyone's schedule. 'The only reason I do this, is to look up and see the whole room dancing,' says Powers, 'That’s all that I need.'"

If you are familiar and enjoy work from Wingsuit and Dirty Projectors, you would probably love this band.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Spirit Tramp - Illuminati EP

Jt Bringardner, who you may know from Oh Fortuna, or the founder of the Total Bummer festivals, has also been making music on his own for years. He has just released Illuminati EP.

Knowing Jt, he's probably got a full length and some more Oh Fortuna on the way.


Sunday, May 27, 2012


Birthdays is the project of Sammy Yager from Boston. He is involved with the scene in Boston and part of the FMLY collective. He just got back from one week tour in Japan. He has a full length album prepared that has yet to be released. Birthdays will be playing FMLY Fest Florida along with Truman Peyote, Oh Fortuna, Ghost Fields, and more on Saturday, June 15th in Orlando.


Saturday, May 26, 2012

Bang Bang Boom

Bang Bang Boom is a rock band from Gainesville.They've been playing shows around town for a couple years now. They've just released five songs, titling the collection 2012.


Friday, May 25, 2012

Chiffon - Dru Hill

Chiffon is the new project of Amy Reid of Ineveryroom and Chase O'Hara of Winks from Baltimore.We just played with these two in Baltimore and they had a real cool live set. Read Brett of Friend Records' words on Chiffon over at Impose.


Thursday, May 24, 2012

Attached Hands - Warms Breezing

Attached Hands has just released a new song entitled "Warms Breezing". According to SoundCloud, it was recorded by Mr. Kraft and mixed by Attached Hands and Mr. Kraft. It's available for free download so make sure to grab it.


Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Animal Collective - Honeycomb/Gotham

Dominio just announced a new single by Animal Collective featuring two songs, "Honeycomb" and "Gotham" available now digitally and on 7" June 26th. The audio player isn't working right now, hopefully they fix it soon! facebook/animalcollective

Thursday, May 3, 2012

New Sumsun & Forest Clay

Sumsun just released "Dance Early" from his upcoming EP due sometime in 2012. I've heard some of it; it's really great and a new direction for Sumsun.

Forest Clay just released a new single entitled "Iso Ocean (How It Feels)". Though Forest Clay has not released an EP or album since 2009's Vernal Pools, he has a cumulation of work over these past few years that hopefully solidifies in the not too distant future.

Boths songs are downloadable for free/donation.


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Bermuda Triangles

Bermuda Triangles is a band from Richmond, Virginia. Taken from the Free Music Archive,  Bermuda Triangles "are a 4-man rhythm cult. Drum worship/ sax and drugs/ junk electronics....starting as the solo project of Jason Hodges. After operating for a couple of years, playing a hand full of shows, and releasing 2 split releases (a split 7 inch w/ Tickley Feather and a split CD with Yoko Boner) Jared Young and Bill Porter joined BTs. In March 2009 the band self-recorded the "Giant Squid" demo CD EP on a 4-track cassette recorder. In May 2009 Sean Cassidy joined Bermuda Triangles on saxophone/effects/ ribbon synth/ backing vox. "Reptilian Intervention" released on April 23rd 2010 was the first document of the 4-piece line-up. 
In 2011, Tony Lynch replaced Jared and now in 2012 the "Transmissions" cassette is about to be released and an LP will be coming out this summer.
They have toured around the east coast and through the south as far as Texas various times (by themselves and tours with Head Molt, I Need Sleep, and Caves Caverns".

Bermuda Triangles - Bloo
Bermuda Triangles - Riddles in the Sand

Purchase the Reptilian Intervention LP from CNP Records.



Cassandras is a five piece band from Atlanta, Georgia. Read an interview from September 2011 with Mike and Ryan of the band over on The Blue Indian. Invitation to Love. was released in February of this year, and showcases Cassandras' tight band performance as well as some great melodic hooks.

Cassandras have three releases on bandcamp to date; you can download them for free/donation so make sure to get them.


Saturday, April 28, 2012


Kaliska is the new project of Inner Islands founder Braden J McKenna.After 11 releases spanning from 2008 to 2011, Braden retired his project WYLD WYZRDZ and moved onto Kaliska.

The Path We Make as described by Braden is about "walking a personal path, howling at the moon".

Cassettes for The Path We Make are now available for pre-order via Inner Islands. Expected to ship mid-May, order one!


Friday, April 27, 2012

Future Ape Tapes

Taken from their website, Future Ape Tapes "is forever a low frequency, altered state, animal totem band machine from Athens, GA. Comprised of a two piece foundation, D* and Tom(b) TV have made sounds to zone out to since 2006." Future Ape Tapes releases include the solo effort of Tom(b) Television.

Their latest release entitled Reincarnations>>>> dates back to March 2011, though in December 2011 Future Ape Tapes announced they were writing new songs and working on a new EP; be on the look out for new material soon.

Tom(b) Television released Idiosyncapator in December of 2010. The artists described it with these words: "Idiosyncapator was made by Future Ape Tapes co-founder Tom(b) Television, aka Tommy TV, Bhagdaddy as a solo endeavor. Recorded half on 4-track, half on to the computer, it is a collection of songs about reincarnation, gender and other identity crisis, as well as meditations on the relation between author and audience. While predominantly referencing hip-hop in style, Idiosyncapator also marks a conscious departure from this paradigm with experiments into guitar-based song structures. Enjoy!"


Monday, April 16, 2012

VIDEO: Mini Prophets - The Lonely Book

Mini Prophets just released a video Marcos Rezende Jr made for their song "The Lonely Book". Check it out below and download their most recent EP, S/T: 3, from which this song belongs, on bandcamp.


Friday, April 13, 2012

VIDEO: NFOP Sessions #8: Mutual Benefit

Tonje Thilesen filmed an acoustic version of Mutual Benefit's "Auburn Epitaphs" on a rooftop in Bushwick, Brooklyn for No Fear of Pop Sessions #8. Check out more NFOP Sessions and other videos by Tonje on Vimeo.


Thursday, April 12, 2012

VIDEO: Maximino - Katy (live)

Off The Avenue had Gerald Perez, aka Maximino, in their studio for a live performance of his song "Katy".

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Little Spoon

Former Mutual Benefit live member Cameron Potter is Little Spoon from Boston. On March 30th, after just returning from a month long tour with SPORTS and Mutual Benefit, Little Spoon released Dreem Sweet. Cameron had this to say about it: "it's a sleep album. it's meant for sleeping to. if you listen to it whilst wide awake (or not stoned), you might not have as good a time. but i implore you to listen anywhoo."

Download Dreem Sweet amongst a handful of other releases on bandcamp.


Monday, April 9, 2012

VIDEO: Holy Color 6

In September 2010, Evan Galbicka, co-founder of the Church of Holy Colors, and Tristan Whitehill (Euglossine, Orchal & Vir), collaborated for a month, Evan contributing a piece of visual art and Tristan the music. I had posted the first one in the series, but I'd encourage you to see all of them.


Friday, April 6, 2012


Temples is the collaboration of Tiny Waves writer Steve of Dark Sea of Awareness and Henry from Attached Hands. Though they haven't performed lately, as far as I know the project isn't dead. Above is a performance from September 2010 at Mojo in Tampa.


Thursday, April 5, 2012


Bayatas evolved from Tree Hopping, the solo music project of Gabriel Berrios. During this transitional time, he has relocated from Gainesville to Miami. He has just released the hand effect/what is the dream for free on bandcamp. If he stays steady at the pace he has been for the past few years, we should expect a Bayatas full length soon. To learn more about Bayatas, read our interview. and be sure to read Gabriel's words on the new project over at PORTALS.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Sumsun - Water Shadows

For Beko DSL's 100th and final digital release, Sumsun contributed a new song called "Water Shadows". Download the whole collection from Beko DSL.

Also be sure to catch another new Sumsun song, "Avey Oliver", on a Halo Cyan promo mix by John Tejada.


Saturday, March 31, 2012

VIDEO: Levek at Orange You Glad

Tiny Waves captured a new Levek song featuring the new band line-up. Be on the look out for Levek's debut album coming August 21st, 2012.

Friday, March 30, 2012

VIDEO: The Range of Light

The Rangle of Light is a 12 minute film by Lawrence Martinez featuring music by Inner Islands artists Gkfoes Vjgoaf, WYLD WYZRDZ, and Stage Hare. Additional footage used is credited to Kyle Wyss and Arrien Zinghini.

Check out more of Lawrence's work on Vimeo.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Magic Places

Magic Places is the project of Paul Goerner from Savannah, GA. Below is a song "Ruins" from an upcoming Magic Places cassette due this summer.

For more Magic Places songs, check out his bandcamp.


Wednesday, March 28, 2012

2PPM - For People

Two People Playing Music, abbreviated 2PPM, released a new EP For People last month.
2PPM had this to say of the release: "Please enjoy and share with your friends! The track listing is in chronological order, based on when we wrote the songs. Some songs were written in FL, some in Asheville, NC, and one was written in NYC. These songs represent the experience from our journey throughout the last year. We have made this album available for free because we want to share our efforts with as many people as possible, after all, it is for people."

Tonight 2PPM are playing at the St Anger House in Tallahassee with Aircraft, USA-Holes, and Isles. Friday, they're playing at the Handlebar in Pensacola with Paloma and Isles. Download For People for free on bandcamp.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

VIDEO: Lucky Dragons - Mirror Makers

Check out Miko Revereza's wonderful video for Lucky Dragons' new song Mirror Makers from EXISTERS released last February. Grab the new album on bandcamp.



Monday, March 19, 2012

John David Eriksen

John David Eriksen is an experimental musician based in Gainesville. He collaborates with Loren in a band called Soda Mountain. He constantly plays shows around town, including Andrew Chadwick's Action Research shows which always feature a large line-up and amazing touring bands.

Endings, Beginnings is a six song album released in May of 2011. Download for free/donation from bandcamp.

Above is John David Eriksen live at the Display in Gainesville on October 14th, 2011.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Ghost Fields

Ghost Fields is JP Wright from Gainesville, Florida. He has been playing shows nonstop around the Gainesville for the past year, perfecting his looping guitar and electronics. With his first officially released track, "The Thing", he takes the feeling and technique of his live looping and adds in some live percussion.

JP is also part of the new incarnation of Levek, adding his guitar and sampler to the the live configuration. Ghost Fields is playing the Elestial Sound showcase this Saturday, March 17th in Austin for SXSW.


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

VIDEO: Nova Joven - Iced Times

Below is a solo performance of Nova Joven (Eamon Ford) at the Flower House in Arizona. It was filmed by Ryan Buchanan. Until recently, Eamon was part of the Orlando, Florida scene; last fall he moved to Arizona to study the craft of bulding guitars. While writing and recording for years, and having only played a number of occasions around Florida with a band, Nova Joven is finally spreading its wings and playing more shows.


Sunday, March 11, 2012

Tatsuya Nakatani Gong Orchestra

Several weeks ago Tatsuya Nakatani toured though Gainesville and performed at the Church of Holy Colors for an Action Research's 82nd show. I was able to capture the full performance.

Tatsuya Nakatani is a contemporary percussionist, originally from Osaka, Japan. He performs creative music around the world.
He has created a totally unique sound which defies category or genre. He utilizes the drum set, bowed gongs, cymbals, singing bowls
and metal objects.
(source: www.HHPRODUCTION.ORG)

Nakatani allowed some Church of Holy Colors patrons use his gongs. Below is the audio of their improvisational gong peformance featuring Felici Asteinza, John David Eriksen, Charles Rye, Mark McGee, Zach Randall, and Shara Lunon

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