Wednesday, March 23, 2011

A Grave With No Name - Mountain Debris [2009]

London’s A Grave With No Name mine their own distinctive vein of haunted, freaked folk/ art rock, tracing delicate fissures in the emotional radiography of loss and longing to spellbinding effect.


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Hedgehog - Honeyed and Killed [2011, Modern Sky]

Beijing indie poppers, Hedgehog (刺猬) are back with their 4th full length.

The album sounds different from what they have done in the past but sounds equally good. Definitely worth the download.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Flying Lotus- Los Angeles [2008]

I have been meaning to post this album for the longest time. I don't even know where to being describing this album. Fly Lo manages to showcase his extensive knowledge of electronic music through his evolving beats that constantly changes form. However, there's enough coherence in the transitions that it could be interpreted as a concept album about Fly Lo's musical forays. This album is more hip hop and soul oriented with strong nods to J Dilla emerging through the chaos but some songs like 'GNG BNG' and 'Parisian Goldfish' could definitely hold their own in a club.The ever present vinyl crackle in the album is a perfect representative of the gritty urban Los Angeles vibe. This album will be undoubtedly be hailed as a classic in the years to come.


Thursday, March 10, 2011

Brothertiger- Vision Tunnels EP [2010]

What can I say about chillwave... personally, it has always been a love hate relationship. The scene was saturated with this glo-fi, dare i say, fad along with the lo-fi movement, where the aesthetic was totally misguided. However, I must say I do appreciate certain artists like Toro Y Moi and Memory Tapes and nothing evoked a warm sunny beach day more and the seeming nonchalance of the music just commanded you to lay back and relax.

Brothertiger is quintessential chillwave, with the heavily washed synths, the processed reverbed out dreamy vocals, the big booming kick drums and the heavy thumping bass that punishes any sub-woofer it encounters. It's a little early for summer but hey, spring is creeping up and it's perfect for those sunny days.



Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Several Girls Galore- The Noise We Make EP

Surprising us with more great music out of Colorado Springs is Several Girls Galore, with their new EP 'The Noise We Make.' The group is lead by New York native Will Vunderink who via 'The Noise We Make,' proves that he is, above all else, an amazing song writer.

The self recorded EP showcases Will’s abilities; every chord is exactly where it should be. Every hook, be it vocal or instrumental, highlights the music perfectly and as an overall composition the EP is dark and beautiful, and throughout the 5 songs, the songwriting keeps the aesthetic consistent without it ever getting boring.

The best part about 'The Noise We Make' is that none of it sounds forced. Several Girls Galore has the prowess of artists who have been around for a decade or two longer than them, and you can hear what sounds like the ease of seasoned musicians from this impressive young group.

While there are some similarities with bands like Deerhunter, or Women, or maybe Pavement, Several Girls Galore definitely has a sound of it’s own with Will’s haunting Vocals, driving drum and bass, and the quickly moving finger picking of melancholy guitar chords.

I have been stoked on this band since I caught them in Boulder the other day and am even more excited now that I have their EP.

You can now DOWNLOAD “The Noise We Make” for free at
Check out their music and look out for more music and live performances from Several Girls Galore in the near future.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Film School- Alwaysnever EP (2003)

A myriad of influences ranging from post-rock, dream pop, slowcore all coalesce to form one of the most aurally pleasing pieces of songwriting. The key word here is atmosphere and Film School successfully manages to take you on a nostalgic stroll through lonely musings. Perfect for evenings and rainy days.

Ms. Connection


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