Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Jordan Klassen - "Falling (HAIM cover)"

THIS is exactly what a b-side should be. If you're going to release a new single - as Klassen will be doing with "Firing Squad" on Nevado in November - why not use the flip-side for something fun? Klassen is like a lounge version of James Blake on this HAIM cover; chill yet smooth.  Love it.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Viet Cong - "Continental Shelf"

No surprise that after releasing a cassette EP simply titled Cassette, Viet Cong are set to release their debut LP on Flemish Eye / Jagjaguwar in January of 2015 and have named it *pause for effect* Viet Cong. As unsurprising as that news, it's equally unsurprising that the first single released from said LP is one noisy, insistent and very good song, "Continental Shelf."

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

The Black Opera - "Beginning of the End (ft. Georgia Anne Muldrow)"

Man, Georgia Anne Muldrow is just KILLING it of late. Her new record oLIGARCHY sUCKS! dropped recently and it is a serious headphone trip that rewards repeat listens and will soundtrack your sleepless nights for weeks to come.

Then what to my wandering ears should appear, but a post from Mello Music Group in my Soundcloud stream from upcoming act The Black Opera, produced by Tall Black Guy (!) and featuring the inestimable Ms. Muldrow (!!). This is a venn diagram with enough overlap it's just a circle.