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Electric Saturdays :: Slothfella – Savage Mountain

June 13th, 2015 : Post by :: Categories ,
In the wake of the most epic, totally rad thing to ever happen to the internet (I’m talking of course about the release of the 80’s throwback mini-movie, the action-packedKung Fury), I’m in a chiptune, 80’s arcade, David Hasselhoff “True Survivor” kinda mood this morning. Seemingly out of nowhere, this guy by the name of Slothfella drops a full-length synthwave monster mamajam, Savage Mountain, that has me waxing nostalgic hardcore. I can almost see the VHS tracking lines as I’m listening. And let’s not forget, friends…Be kind, rewind.

WMD

June 5th, 2015 : Post by :: Categories ,
Here’s another doozy outta Seattle for you on this fine June morning, a collection of ambient IDM that swells with crescendos and swoons with clean, sophisticated guitar lines. Michael Erickson, aka WMD, has quite the catalog under his belt, producing handfuls of full-length records a year since at least 2012. His latest creation is titled simply WMD, and it is, quite simply, beautiful from start to finish. Here are a few of my favorites:

THEeSatisfaction – EarthEE

June 4th, 2015 : Post by :: Categories ,
If you’re looking for the freshest and brightest hip-hop of the Pacific Northwest, I’m here to tell you your search has come to an end. Look no further than Seattle’s “Queens of the Stoned Age”, THEESatisfaction. They’ve been quietly churning out only the choicest of soulful R&B and cleverly lyric’d hip-hop for close to a decade now and don’t seem to be letting up anytime soon. Here’s the title track from their latest release EarthEE. Also check out the music video for “Recognition”.

Newdust Mixtape No. 18

June 2nd, 2015 : Post by :: Categories
Newdust Mixtape No. 18

  1. Tor :: Let Me Down
  2. Aydio :: Pele’s Tears (4:20)
  3. Anitek :: Chewie (8:29)
  4. Hiatus :: Nobody (11:06)
  5. Thrupence :: Don’t You Mind (13:45)
  6. Aydio :: Unusual Number (16:19)
  7. Frenic :: Alright (19:47)
  8. Emancipator :: Wolf Drawn (23:44)

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Newdust Mixtape No. 18

Hiatus – Parklands

May 28th, 2015 : Post by :: Categories
Have you guys heard this yet? Good god it is fan-freakin’tastic. I fell in love with Hiatus‘s first full-length album Ghost Notes, released in 2010. Parklands, released a few months back, is a much more coherent album, with a little help from Shura, with her angelic, soft-spoken vocals featured on a handful of tracks. This may be one of my favorite albums of 2015.

Fox Hill – The Orange Collection

April 24th, 2015 : Post by :: Categories

God damn this is a catchy little record. Brandon Paul Crews (aka Fox Hill), lead guitar and vocals for Oklahoma folk heroes Mont Lyons (who are currently working on a full-length record!), abused some Nyquil one long, fever-hazed weekend a few years back, and ended up with what he calls The Orange Collection (perhaps it was Dayquil?) Here’s the album in its entirety (just hover over the album cover!).

Zero 7 – EP3

April 18th, 2015 : Post by :: Categories
Zero 7, of “Garden State” fame, have been producing some of my favorite jazzy downtempo tunes for the last decade. They just released their latest, “EP3″, collaborating with some really great singer/songwriters, Danny Pratt, Only Girl, and José González. This genre-bending 4-track EP, which finishes with a fantastic, trance-y instrumental track from the duo themselves, has been on heavy rotation since its release on March 30th. Here’s my favorite, “400 Blows”, feat. Danny Pratt.