DJ Dog Dick might have just hit the mainstream. The slime has entered the water supply. Something’s happening. Here come The Life Stains. It’s time to start acting like you knew.
‘Grease That I Got’ is a surgical pop overhauling of the title track to Dog Dick’s 2010 7″ that I wish I owned. It’s best to think of it as something evolutionary, like Grimer into Muk. I’m picking up a lot of Pixies [obvi] and who knew he had such a dirty D Byrne impression? With a parasitic bass line, filthy guitar, and vertigo-inducing knob twisting this track is an infection; I haven’t stopped listening. I can’t shake it and I don’t want to.
The Life Stains is out Nov 19th on HOSS Records and check out the other two tracks Dog Dick’s released ahead. I’d say something about them but fuck me.
DJ Dog Dick – Dried Old Leaves
DJ Dog Dick – Rot Is Hot
It’s incredibly difficult for me to think of anything to say about Dirt’s new video for Pussy Too Hot off his new album Palatial. It is Dirt Nasty. But, at the same time that it is what I’ve come to expect from him and/or his crew, he’s still pushing the envelope with a forceful, filthy aplomb that amazingly allows us to see past the bounty of labia majorae contained within the Pussy Too Hot video, and recognize a well-executed art. Not recommended for the uptight.
Shouts to Riff.
Looks like this remix is getting some pretty heavy coverage and why not? Teen Daze takes Still Life Still’s hyped up dancer ‘In Enemies‘ and dunks it right in the mellowest of British Columbian lakes that is Jon Baerg; it srsly sounds like the memory of a day at the beach. The original track is due up on Still Life Still’s LP2 Mourning Trance out Aug 20th on Arts & Crafts and I swear I was getting BSS vibes before I saw Kevin Drew produced their first album. You can download the remix below but be warned it’s that big .wav file.
This one’s a bit of a goldsweats home brew, produced by our boy Broken Wookie whose fluttering fingers command that ivory intonation like no other. On ‘Privacy,’ Miami’s Flii Kydd matches bdubs’ pace with an equally laid back, meandering flow that’ll put you in the right mindset no matter the habitat. Grab the download below and keep an ear out for Flii’s SESSIONS EP due Aug 20th on his soundcloud.
Here’s one from somebodies I know nothing about. Hockeysmith is a duo that just made their fb page at the end of June and they’ve already geared up to release ‘Let’s Bang’ as a 12″ shipping out on August 12. ‘Let’s Bang’ has that perfect between the sheets pulse with any sort of monotony broken up by some pretty great, subtly grinding synth work. Dig on those vox too. Buy here.
Already in my top 5 Summer Camp songs ever. From Summer Camp LP2, due Sept 9 ‘Fresh’ is maybe their grooviest song to date. It’s a rubbery roller rink of a bass line with Elizabeth’s sparkling vox and Jeremy’s harmonies dancing around doing roller rink stuff in a fog of the most nostalgic lyrical mist. I get a lot of Of Montreal in there too. Feel good. It’s summer.
Whenever I hear ‘electronic music’ and any form of ‘David’ in the same breath I can’t help but think about that lead single from The Radio Dept’s third album and so that’s what I thought when I saw this. I don’t know if DAVIDS knows about that band but it doesn’t matter (even if the vocal affectations are similar).
DAVIDS’ ‘Dead Walkie’ is that cool kind of hazy, understated dance track that reminds me of Niva. Like, you can’t help but think of sunlight and love even though Mitch Bowden’s vox are saying things like I wanna burn every bridge I’ve ever made.
That’s what the ‘Dead Walkie’ video is all about. People being together v people being alone; the period in between spooning and the next pre-spoon ritual; what it is to be apart.
Dig that New-Order-as-fuck bass solo around the 3:15 mark. Click through to the bandcamp below for a download. Get ready for DAVIDS’ 0613EP due out June 4th.
Satan made a mansion for love to live when it dies.
M. Cothran’s first visuals for his upcoming Coma Cinema record Posthumous Release just premiered over on Impose. In light, or rather dark, dark, darkness of his latest Elvis Depressedly tape holo pleasures on April 16th and this new Coma Cinema slated for June 11th, I think you’ll know where to find me this summer. Dig on that rock n roll outro. Stay up.
Nash-chiller Noah Kittinger is back with a new Bedroom track ‘Glow’ following up on his January-released ‘In My Head.’ This new one ‘Grow’ maintains Bedroom’s cozy, musky tone, but in a more bummed out, questioning kind of way. The catchy riff is still there too, but it’s a tad hidden beneath the yawn of a dude who might rather stay in his winter cave than deal with the overwhelmingly alive springtime air. Listen/dl below.
Bored Nothing is Fergus Miller’s band/project, and it’s about to make it hot from the awesome-and-getting-more-awesome Melbourne, Australia scene. I’ve already had the privilege of listening to self-titled debut, due out April 8th on Spunk Records/Cooperative Music and it’s something to get excited about. The ‘Echo Room’ video is the album’s visual flagship, ferrying scenes of what to expect from the LP on a chill wave to your noggin. There are already plenty of Real Estate comparisons, some will see Pavement or Built To Spill, I’ll throw Pure X into the ring. Regardless of who you hear, you won’t hear all of them; Bored Nothing is refreshingly familiar, and Fergus’ riffs are so catchy that his songs will be edging out those of his [perceived] likenesses for your memory space.
Bonus: Bored Nothing – Sh*t For Brains