Could there be a better symbol of KEXP's rebirth in our new home than the "Baby Big Man" that is Ty Segall? Donning a creepy torn-up baby mask and wielding an adult-sized umbilical chord, the station favorite christened a new performance space with its first-ever live broadcast session.
To capture the songs from his latest album, Emotional Mugger, Segall was joined by The Muggers, a who's-who of today's psych and garage rockers, including Kyle Thomas of King Tuff, Mikal Cronin, Wand's Cory Hanson and Evan Burrows, and Emmet Kelly of The Cairo Gang. Raw and raucous, the set spilled over with zany passion, as Segall dribbled, drooled, squealed, bawled and threw lyrical tantrums over blistering guitars, squelching keys and pummeling rhythms.
Higher Authorities, are happy to announce their forthcoming debut album, Neptune, out on Domino Records.
Listen to debut track, ‘Colour’ ABOVE.
Neptune, is a collection of warped psychedelic dub and electronic explorations. Produced by the Higher Authorities, the album was augmented by legendary dub producer Adrian Sherwood, who brought his mad box of sound effects to proceedings. ‘Colour’ is the first single the duo has shared from the album, and the first window into their cosmic world.
In June 2015, electronic artist Son Lux released their fourth studio album Bones. It is a melange of unconventional structures and staccato beats, and although it is at times more difficulat to digest than previous collaborations with Lorde or Sufjan Stevens, Bones features a number of stand-out tracks like “Undone,” a haunting song that today gets a video to match.
South African-based artist Petite Noir is pleased to announce his new single ‘Just Breathe’ will be released on March 25th, 2016.
Petite Noir – the half-Congolese, half-Angolan, Yannick Ilunga - will also be playing at SXSW alongside a string of dates in North America. In advance of these shows, Petite Noir is sharing a live video for ‘MDR’, a standout from the album, shot at The Lexington, London in 2015.
Youth Lagoon, aka Trevor Powers, recently released his album Savage Hills Ballroom in Spetmeber, 2015. He's now shared a video for "Rotten Human." It's directed by Patrick Blades and stars Daytona Williams, who spends much of the clip disembodied in various exquisite landscapes. Watch it above.
Parquet Courts have announced a new album, the followup to 2014's Sunbathing Animal and last year's Monastic Living EP. Human Performance is out via Rough Trade. Above, watch the bizarre, Johann Rashid-directed video for "Dust," which stars a frustrated desk-worker haunted by a translucent dust monster.
Stereolab's Tim Gane's band Cavern of Anti-Matter recently announced Void Beats / Invocation Trex, their debut album. Today, they've shared "Liquid Gate," a collaboration with Deerhunter's Bradford Cox.
Check the track out above, accompanied by a psychedelic visual directed by Peter Strickland (director of Berberian Sound Studio and The Duke of Burgundy).
Following last year’s re-emergence with Instrumentals in 2015, three of Flying Saucer Attack’s most revered albums - Distance, Further and Chorus are to be re-issued on Domino.
Watch and listen to Distance’s ‘Oceans’ above, and stream Further’s ‘In The Light of Time’ and Chorus’ ‘Feedback Song’ via fsa.space HERE.
David Pearce re-materialised last year with the beautiful Instrumentals 2015 and attracted all manner of attention - as one does when one emerges from self-imposed exile holding a glittering prize. Without warning he became part of the musical landscape once again, heralding a new phase of the project he initiated in the early 1990s. Interviews and retrospective features assessed his importance in the continually unfolding story of British music, referring back to the music contained within these three artifacts, which sound as untainted - even more so, in fact - as they did on their initial release.
There are many that believe the concept of electric folk to have died at some point in the 1970s following the heyday of bands and artists such as Fairport Convention, Roy Harper and John Martyn. These three reissues give the lie to that commonly held misconception. For while Distance, Further and Chorus do not cleave all that faithfully to the folk rock template established by the electrified rovers of that supposed golden age, and incorporate elements absorbed from musics as varied as krautrock, drone and dub, they can be considered in that lineage, with its Arcadian attitude to the unsullied landscapes of Britain and romanticised idea that old traditions may, at some point, produce something fresh and unheard.
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