Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Bastien Keb - "Chicken Stomp"

God bless Andrew Jervis. I first heard this cut on his Bandcamp podcast and rushed to SoundCloud to start following Bastien Keb. While "Chicken Stomp" is the pinnacle of tunes on Dinking in the Shadows of Zizou, the rest is pretty high-level stuff. Take a listen to my favourite and then hit the Bandcamp link for the whole LP, available for PWYC.

"Chicken Stomp"

Dinking in the Shadows of Zizou

Kutiman - "Space Cassava"

My affinity for Kutiman goes waaaaay back.  But despite following him on SoundCloud, I somehow missed "Space Cassava" when it was first posted a couple months back. Excited to hear what else is coming out on Siyal Music has in store. Also excited to learn my original blog post on the dude was used in his Wikipedia entry.

Mo Kolours - "Orphan's Lament"

First track to drop from the new LP Texture Like Sun.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Leyya - "I Want You"

 This video is adorkable. I'm not sure why dude needs his guitar but whatever, we all make choices. Choose to listen to this tune.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Bones & Beeker - "Heartbroken In Love"

 Man does that descending guitar line just scream Minneapolis. PURPLE RAIN falling! Also, watch this video instead of just turning on the audio. It's a dope little short film.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra - "As I Walk (ft. Josephine Oniyama)"

Orchestral jazz sometimes gets a bad rap. I think it might be the association with schmatlz purveyors and the likes of Lawrence Welk, but let's try to remember that folks like Duke Ellington absolutely killed it back in the day while incorporating more than just 'traditional' jazz instruments. Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra are following in the footsteps of the Duke on "As I Walk."

Friday, September 11, 2015

Astronauts, etc. - "Rocket Man (ft. Toro Y Moi)"

Yes. YES! A thousand times YES! It's Friday evening as I type this and I'm about to blast off on a rocket co-piloted by Toro Y Moi and Astronauts, etc. This cover is boss. Those keys are boss. I'm out.

Cannon Bros. - "Can't Sleep"

The bros are back! Can't wait to hear the rest of Dream City when Alannah and Cole release it at the Good Will on October 3rd. For now, you can listen to "Can't Sleep," the first song to make it to the internet.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Lionlimb - "Turnstile"

With the leaves turning and the weather dipping, this is like one last slice of summer.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Klaus Layer - "La La LA (One for John)"

It's killing me. I totally know where the sample this track is built on is from, but for the life of me, I can't come up with the name of the artist / song / album that Klaus Layer sourced. Oh well. Guess I'll have to listen to this tune another ten to fifteen times in a row...