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The Pretty Shady Stringband :: Death Is On Your Track

August 10th, 2015 : Post by :: Categories ,
If you frequent Seattle’s historic Pike Place Market, these guys may be old news, but I’m guessing most of you haven’t heard of them. They don’t have any music available online, no proper website, no twitter account or Soundcloud. I swung by the market yesterday morning and found myself in front of “the original” Starbucks, not to order a venti frapp – god no! It was the bass slappin’, fiddle pickin’, banjo lickin’ Pretty Shady Stringband that I could not ignore. Check out “Death Is On Your Track”, from their new album Old Pike Place (available for $10 cash in an opened briefcase on top of an overturned milk crate — see above video).

Newdust Mixtape No. 19

August 3rd, 2015 : Post by :: Categories ,
Newdust Mixtape No. 19
cover art by Travis :: photo by Paul Marcellini

  1. Dirty Art Club :: Sunburn
  2. Botany :: Sunna Show Me (02:30)
  3. Corduroi :: Mermaid Island (05:40)
  4. Kyson :: Gazes (08:17)
  5. IG88 :: Trail Of Bread Crumbs (11:27)
  6. Evenings :: Babe (14:24)
  7. Broke For Free :: Wash Out (17:04)
  8. WMD :: Prayer Flags / Minnesota (19:50)
  9. Arms And Sleepers :: Runner Misplaced (21:55)
  10. The Cancel :: Together (26:35)
  11. Thrupence :: Bells (28:56)

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Newdust Mixtape No. 19

Emancipator – Dusk To Dawn Remixes

July 9th, 2015 : Post by :: Categories ,


Emancipator is one of my new favorite producers. I’m a big sucker for ambient downtempo that incorporates stringed instruments into their arrangements. Really beautiful stuff. They just released a remix album of their 2013 release Dusk To Dawn, and I wanted to share a few of my favorites. I had to share the originals, too, for those of you who haven’t heard any of their stuff yet. Here are the tracks “Valhalla” & “Eve II” along with re-imaginings by NKLA & ODESZA.

Khruangbin – Firecracker

July 3rd, 2015 : Post by :: Categories

A Thai funk rock band from Texas you say? That’s awesome. Khruangbin, the Thai word for airplane or “engine fly”, formed in Space City, Houston, are heavily influenced by dusty rock cassette tapes from 60s and 70s Thailand.

Singles Club Issue 5 Vol. 2 Monster Rally – Moonlight Ballroom

July 2nd, 2015 : Post by :: Categories ,
I’ve been on a Monster Rally kick lately. The brainchild of Ted Feighan, Monster Rally is the sample-based embodiment of all things rad from the tropicalia and lounge music of the 1950s and 1960s. Singles Club, a super cool quarterly mini-journal with exclusive 7″ records, just released Issue 5 last month, with a killer new track from Feighan. Check out “Moonlight Ballroom” and read Issue 5 Vol. 2 here.