Aphex Twin – A New Album in 2014?

Aug 20th, 2014 : by :: Tags: , ,
Aphex Twin to Return in 2014? This past weekend, a blimp appeared above London with the numbers ‘2014’ and the Aphex Twin logo branded on it. The next day, spray painted Aphex Twin logos were discovered throughout New York City. On Monday, Aphex Twin tweeted a URL to a website accessible only via a Tor Browser, the darkweb page revealed that a new Aphex Twin album would be released this year. How’s that for marketing? Any Aphex Twin release is a big deal, he is the defining figure in electronica and this is to be his first in over 13 years. In honor of the upcoming release, I’ll be posting a smattering of the best Aphex Twin tracks. My first, is an ambient sketch from his first studio release Selected Ambient Works 85-95. Dive in and enjoy.

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Les Professionnels :: Pure Love (M.O.T.M. Remix )

Aug 11th, 2014 : by :: Tags: , , , ,

Here is a deep house track from Philly’s own cosmic explorers Les Professionnels remixed by DC’s M.O.T.M. M.O.T.M. bring a touch of Krautrock spookiness to this mix, a hypnotic atmospheric build a top a locked-in groove. Suggested use: mid-party slow-burner to bring all Muscle Marys, Clones, Hipsters and War Criminals a little bit closer together. Enjoy.

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Electric Saturdays :: Legowelt : Experiential Awakening

Aug 9th, 2014 : by :: Tags: , ,

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Legowelt | Experiential Awakening

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The Puget Sound :: Week 12 :: Bumbershoot 2014

Aug 7th, 2014 : by :: Tags: , , ,

:: Bumbershoot 2014 :: August 30th-September 1st :: Seattle, Wa ::

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Family of the Year :: “Hero”

Aug 6th, 2014 : by :: Tags: ,

Richard Linklater’s newest film Boyhood, fittingly dubbed “a masterpiece that isn’t quite like anything else in the history of cinema” by Salon, has been the talk of the summer for viewers and critics around the country. Its unique and truly astonishing scope centers around human growth, interaction and affection, making it accessible to any audience or perspective.

Fittingly, moving passages from the film as well as a promotional trailer are sound tracked by intimate and swelling music — Family of The Year’s “Hero” is not only an instantly successful pairing for Boyhood’s singular vision of American life, but it’s also a transcendentally powerful track about finding identity in the rush of the contemporary crowd. “Let me go,” Joe Keefe sings tenderly. “I don’t want to be your hero. I don’t want to be a big man. I just want to fight like everyone else”. The irony and genius of “Hero” is a simple, valuable lesson: you can be heroic and inspiring without eclipsing the world around you for the ones you love. Linklater and the artists behind Boyhood must have connected deeply with Family of The Year’s standout track; the film and the song are both optimistic encounters with microcosmic views of the world. While the song details an individual fighting to shrug the world’s weight from his shoulders, the film becomes a heroic, sentimentally powerful lens into the quintessential American bildungsroman.

Check out Family of The Year’s music video for “Hero” below, as well as the trailer for Boyhood featuring the track.

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Broncho :: Class Historian + show at DC9 September 21

Aug 1st, 2014 : by :: Tags: , , , ,

Broncho, the garage-rock band based out of Oklahoma is back with a new single off their forthcoming album, Just Hip Enough To Be A Woman, slated to release September 16th via Dine Alone Records. Consisting of Ryan Lindsey (vocals/guitar), Johnathan Ford (bass), Ben King (guitar) and Nathan Price (drums), Broncho makes pithy and fuzzy garage-pop rock reminiscent of the early punk rock sound. Inevitably, comparisons abound to 70′s punk bands such as the Ramones, the Six Pistols, The Stooges, and even post-punk groups such as The Strokes — yet Broncho brings their own distinct sound to the table that includes hi-fi production.

Although their 2011 debut LP, Can’t Get Past the Lips received positive reviews, what really propelled them into the limelight was their featured track (“It’s On”) on the third season of HBO’s “GIRLS”. If Lena Dunham’s onto them, you know there must be a reason.

Listen to the catchy first single, “Class Historian” below and if you’re in the DC area, catch them playing DC9 September 21st.

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Yellerkin :: Solar Laws (video) + Show at DC9 on Friday August 1

Jul 31st, 2014 : by :: Tags: , , , ,

Check out Yellerkin –the NYC indie duo Adrian and Luca (childhood friends from the woods of Katonah, NY). The band concocts a mix of electro-pop production with folksy songwriting and released their debut self-titled EP together earlier this year. Yellerkin is coming through DC supporting People Get Ready at DC9 on tomorrow (August 1), be there…

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