An Autoharp over a funky beat? That is how the new single by cars & trains opens up, and it gets funkier from there. “History Of The Night” also features
“Irony And Consequence” and “Grass Grows Through Sidewalk Cracks”, with the former featuring William Ryan Fritch in assistance. What I like about these tracks is the randomness of the sounds, but combined to present it with the kind of unity you wouldn’t expect if you were to just read the ingredients. Together, they make a wonderful blend and cars & trains is the chef that made it happen.
When I was a kid, I watched a lot of MTV and I liked it when it showed that Iron Maiden made a video for “Iron Maiden” from their album Iron Maiden. Icehouse also made “Icehouse” for the album Icehouse, and Visage made “Visage” for their album Visage, stuff like that stays in the mind. Will Run The Jewels be as successful with the formula? Well, they are Run The Jewels and they made a video for the song “Run The Jewels” from their album Run The Jewels, so the formula IS a success.
He seems to unfollow every now and then, but I still show him incredible support for what he does. His name is Prie Falaniko although you can call him Prie. What I like about him is his style and lyrics, don’t care about who he may or may not be associated with, that is not nor has ever been an issue for me. As Jeru The Damaja once said, “bring your skills to the battle” and this guy always makes sure he comes equipped with the goods. This song here is brand new for everyone and it’s called “Everything”, which will be on his Beautiful Memories project due out later in the year. The song was produced by Chemist. Keep an eye out on this guy, get in contact with him if you’d like for him to guest on some of your tracks or discuss possible collaborations, future tour possibilities.
If you missed out on picking up Monster Rally’s Coral album on vinyl, Gold Robot have done a repressing of it that will be released in May. Originally released on January 11, 2011, Coral was the album that helped bring attention to Monster Rally in a major way and with requests for the record, it was decided that another batch be pressed up for those who want it. The first pressing of 250 were all on sea foam green vinyl, but this new pressing of 500 will all be on standard black. Pre-orders are available from Gold Robot’s web store.
Also have a listen to “Color Sky” and/or “Champagne/Holiday”, which are both available as a free download while supplies last.
Her music is very much a part of her resume, and Kat Ouano has done a lot of music in the last 15 years. With new ventures in front of her, she has decided to put together a compilation of some highlights of that input in what she is calling MeowMix Retrospective Vol. 1. The second volume will follow next week so if you only know of the Kat O1O vibe but haven’t heard it yet, it’s the perfect time to do so and get down.
Finland’s Jumalhämärä released an album last year called Resitaali but that hasn’t slowed them from coming up with a new project, this one called Songless Shores, with its focus being the 18-minute title track. You can click an MP3 excerpt of the piece by clicking here. The CD for Songless Shores will be packaged as a digipak and will be released on April 18th.
MTV News called the music of Liz “Sailor Moon R&B”, which made me ask myself “what the fuck does that mean?”. As I’ve said in the last year, Liz has a nice voice that appeals to me, and she does the kind of R&B that is reminiscent of the music that happened in the mid to late 1990′s, which I’m sure will be part of her appeal but I can see her taking a few unexpected turns in the years to come. In this year that is here, she has released a 7-song EP called Just Like You, and I already want an album or two from her.
You might remember John Forté as being part of the Fugees camp, had taken part in a number of projects and seemed to disappear. Regardless of what has happened, he has regrouped and is back in 2014 making music. The press release I received from it said absolutely nothing pertaining to this song, which is more important than than what was said so if you like Forté, you have to listen to “Church”, and yes he will take you there if you wish to go there.
SOME STUFFS: Mannequin Pussy say nothing’s gonna stop them now from rocking after being signed to Tiny Engines
It was posted in my timeline, and I thought “right on”. The New York trio known as Mannequin Pussy have been signed to Tiny Engines. An album is already in their schedule, with a title to boot: Gypsy Pervert. The band’s debut is due out sometime this summer, but you may have a sip from the cup they are offering, with a bit of refreshment they call “Clue Juice”. You may also download the song for free, while supplies last.
The band consists of Marisa Dabice, Athanasios (or Thanasi for short) Paul, and Drew Adler. The group originally started as a duo between Marisa and Thanasi before adding Drew last year to make the equation complete.
At this time, they only have one show in their immediate future:
March 7… Philadelphia, PA (Johnny Brenda’s)
Last night I posted a new project from Limbs Bin called Only Torture. This morning, I post something that is a bit more delicate and sensitive, but when it comes to Limbs Bin, delicate and sensitive can mean something else entirely. This time, he takes on Lana Del Ray’s “Video Games” and brings it into his world and places it under the microscope. This is what he came up with.