Tuesday, July 30, 2013
As if dropping The Spring Up with Skratch Bastid wasn't enough for 2013 Shad, dude is about to unleash the long-awaited follow-up to TSOL, Flying Colours this autumn and if the first cut, "Sytlin'" is any indication, he's due for another Polaris Prize nomination.
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
I've been sitting on the full-length from Royal Canoe for a little while and it is fantastic. Listeners to my show on UMFM will have to tune in on August 16th to hear an interview with the band prior to their two local release shows and to hear more from Today We're Believers, but in the meantime you can check out the amazing video for "Bathtubs."
Monday, July 22, 2013
Friday, July 19, 2013
Slovenia represent. This right here is why you follow folks on SoundCloud - finding this in my feed a couple of days set was just a fantastic surprise. I love discovering different sounds and going down the rabbit holes the internet opens up. Reminds me a bit of when I heard 3 Hur-El for the first time and took an extended Turkish bath exploring the scene they came out of. Original non-Scrimshire version can be found here, and I encourage you to start clicking the other videos to the right as well...
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
All credit to my friend Emily for this one. She put me on to her friend a k u a when she posted "Gravity" on Facebook and I was instantly smitten with this woman's sound. Regular readers of Reductive Reviews will no doubt hear some overlap between One's Company and other soulful electronic artists featured so if you've liked some that, you'll love all of this.
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Fresh Kils is no stranger to the pages of Reductive Reviews and one of the best beat-makers in the game right now. His MPC 1000 was among the gear stolen from the car that Kils, Mad Dukez and Uncle Fester are touring in so he definitely needs your help to keep making the goods. Give what you can.
East Coast (orch)/power-pop outfit The Heavy Blinkers make perfect summertime tunes. Irrepressibly fun stuff that will put a bounce in your step. No surprise they've enlisted pop-purveyors Jenn Grant and Sondre Lerche to help out on the forthcoming full-length, Health. Here's the first track from them in nearly eight years.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
I was away on holidays at a cabin all last week and pretty much completely unplugged for a week. It was a great thing, but I'm playing catch-up now and one of the things I missed was this phenomenally catchy collaboration between Junior Boys' Greenspan and The Russian Futurists. They had me at the 7 second mark when the bass drops in below the synths.
Not sure if I count as a young father at 36, but this song still resonates. "When you're young / you have your whole life before... and now your choices surround you / indecision confounds you." This second single from Typhoon's White Lighter just builds my anticipation even further than the first one.