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LRDC #THIS Week New Music Playlist 2/9/16

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

Holy God, do I have some great music for you this week! The first one shouldn’t be much of a surprise to you if you have been following along the last couple weeks. It comes from School of Seven Bells and is the third single we’ve heard from their upcoming release. This one is very much what we are used to hearing from them on past releases. Layers of synth and reverberated vocals and a driving beat set your heart “Ablaze.” Keeping with the indie synth-pop, we have another BANGER from Echos. This jam goes from 0 to 100 so quick, you barely have time to catch your breath. It hits harder than an MMA fighter’s right hook all the way up till the end; I’m absolutely entranced by it.

Next, we have some smooth jams coming from Toronto group named Laser that is comprised of Broken Social Scene member Lisa Lobsinger and two other Toronto artists, Paul Pfisterer & Martin Davis. This track is off their most recent release from the end of last month. This brings us to another track off of the lovely group, Field Music, who also have a release out from the end of last week. Their sound is just so unique, with a bit of Bowie, Queen and Elton John there is plenty to love!

London indie rockers, Escapists, have a new track out entitled “Pyramid Scheme” that is killing it. Give it a listen and you can see how playful it is. Gotta love that tambourine! And more tambourine now coming from Mass Gothic who is lead by the former frontman of Hooray for Earth and signed with Sub Pop to release a wonderful full length last Friday. This second single, “Every Night You’ve Got to Save Me”, reminds me of Grouplove and this fun, upbeat vibe will surely treat them well. I’m 99% sure this song will be on a toothpaste commercial in a week…coming to a TV near you, move over Matt & Kim.

Going back to another band from Toronto, we have a new track from Operators off of their upcoming release “Blue Wave.” It’s very catchy and is totally radio ready with a solid replay value. I’m 99% sure it will be featured in a toothpaste commercial next week…move over Matt & Kim.

Everyone’s favorite psych-pop foursome, Animal Collective, is back with another strong track, the second single of their upcoming LP. Granted, this didn’t hit me as hard as Floridada did, but I cannot deny that the didgeridoo one of the coolest noises I’ve ever heard in a song like this. Taking it down a notch is the endearing vocals of Frankie Cosmos. I’d like to think her and Courtney Barnett just get together and jam together and write super personal and specific songs that are weirdly relatable.

Now, let’s get this party dancing. We have another new track from Autograf out of Chicago, with help from Patrick Baker. This track is way fun and has much more to it than a club banger. It has multiple movements and just sounds very special and well produced much like what we’ve gotten accustomed to seeing from Disclosure. I have to say, I got on the Holy Ghost! train a little too late for my liking. At least they are still going strong with making funky, electro jams that cut right to your head and don’t ever leave. Their new track “Crime Cutz” is the first fully new material we have heard from them since 2014 and I’m so very excited for a new LP from these guys! NY Producer, James Hinton, goes by The Range on the stage and really nails the bulls eye from what I have heard. Touring with Baio, he’ll be in good company to launch a successful career. “Florida” is a crunchy and jittery roller coaster ride from the ocean and up into space. The textures he integrates are space age and also tropical. It’s a fun one.

This week’s most interesting band names obviously goes to Cavern of Anti-Matter. With a bit of bossa nova and shoegaze, “liquid gate” is a super quick romp (2 full minutes) from Stereolab’s Tim Gane & Joe Dilworth and a man by the name of Holger Zapf, then this track features Deerhunter’s Bradford Cox. Garage rock has never been the same since Parquet Courts (Parkay Quartz?…or whatever they are now). These guys are the chillest chillers and they have a sound that is straight off of the 4-track. They just get those fuzzy vibes and from what I’ve heard, it translates REALLY well into their live show. I’m excited for another release from these guys (Their 6th in 4 years!!). Keeping your buzz going, we have a song from New York’s Porches. Fresh off the release of his newest album (this is the title track), Porches is poised for success and he earned the coveted “BEST NEW MUSIC” from the almighty Pitchfork. This kid is killing it.

Well, that wraps up this week in new music! Enjoy and let me know what you think.

-Greg

LRDC #THIS Week New Music Playlist 11/10

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

Hey guys, I’m just going to apologize in advance if you’re not into dance music, because I chose a couple that are pretty much straight poppy, club bangers (See “Fire” & “Metaphysical”)! Full disclosure: I love club bangers. I did also include some tracks that are more akin to what you’re used to hearing weekly on LRDC, and the first I’ll feature is “Memory” by a bloke named Albert Ryan. After doing some research, it appears he’s a electronic music writer & producer out of Jersey and he also dabbles in hip hop, producing a record more focused on the latter in 2012. For the track above, of which he’s offering a free download on his Bandcamp, it’s straight, unadulterated synth beauty! Let his silky smooth electro-wave take you on a ride down the PCH!

Probably one of the most buzzed about new music from last week was new Santigold! I’m not sure how this woman does it, but her songs are all so uniquely “Santigold,” which means it’s a little bit odd, yet they are so approachable. “Can’t Get Enough of Myself” certainly follows suit with this winning formula that she has concocted. I would say this song has some of the best replay value on this weeks list, so if you haven’t put it on your own workout playlist or “get ready to rage” playlist, now would be the proper time to get that done. Talking about buzz, we can basically say this was “Grimes Week!” Every music site has exploded over the long awaited full length “Art Angels” and now that the dust has settled (and P4K has given their ever-predictable “Best New Music”), let’s talk about MY favorite track. It’s “World Princess part II”! Why? It’s a track that sounds like it’s already been remixed by a world renown producer and this saves the world time and cuts out the middle man. We can just get straight to the sick beats and not get quite so swept into the unintelligible moan-singing that we’ve become used to hearing from Grimes.

Quick question, which is the best piece in chess? Queen? Hell no, it’s the Bishop…okay, it’s not, it’s actually the Queen. But hey, I’ve given the “Bishops” some love on this weeks list. You have not one but TWO Bishop songs. Take note, that these are two separate artists. The first, stylized BISHØP, has provided her vocals and teamed up with another dj/producer, BYNON. This particular track is a remix by Gianni Kosta and takes a fun and glitchy track and makes it even more funner and glitchier. The second Bishop track is a super heavy hitter with the help of some 808s, hi hats, and some dub claps, which catches you off as it swells from a relatively subdued start.

Let’s kick off some honorable mentions:

Oberhofer – “Ballroom Floor” – For the past couple years, I’ve heard from Oberhofer here and there and have enjoyed everything I’ve heard from them. I’ve just never gotten deep enough to dive into their music, but the song on this week’s list is the perfect gateway track to suck you into their newest release, “Chronovision”. If you have had an Oberhofer block like I have, and this track has broken through that, you’re welcome.

Autograf & Janelle Kroll – “Metaphysical” – Electro-indie three piece Autograf have put out this FIRE track and absolutely blown me away. Their combination of soft drum beats and what sounds like a wooden xylophone synth (?) mixed with electric piano and modern textures just works for me and reminds me a bit of every single thing I love about Deadmau5’s remix of “You & I.”

PAPA – “Hold On” – This band is kind of a mysterious for me for a very random reason. I somehow ended up on their mailing list about 3 years ago and actually ended up really liking their music. Their newest track, “Hold On,” is a great alt-rock anthem that could possibly launch their career, with the perfect sound to fill a stadium, much like Brandon Flowers and The Killers.

Have a great night everyone,

-Greg