Archive for April, 2010

Delorean

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

With a name that to me evokes memories of seeing Back to the Future in the theater and  a modern Balearic sound that some how reminds me of  Technique (which I’ve been really into lately), Delorean are one band that I’m liking of late.  I’m eager to check out their new record Subiza on the True Panther Sounds label (which seems to be having a string of  great releases).  Here is a pretty awesome video of the band playing a tune from the new record.  It takes me back to a wonderful trip to my Spanish homeland that I had a few years back.  Can’t wait to return.

Yours Truly Presents: Delorean “Grow” from Yours Truly on Vimeo.

Atlantic at Pacific

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

We’ve got a new member of the Alchemist Records collecitve: Atlantic at Pacific. Mainly the work of Austin Wood of Santa Cruz, CA, those familiar with the sounds of Washed Out and Toro y Moi will find some similarities but Atlantic at Pacific definitely has it’s own thing going on.  If J.Dilla and M83 made hazy sun soaked beach music together it might sound something like it.  They’ve got one spacey teaser track up on their myspace but the best is definitely yet come.  The debut EP Weddings will be out sometime this Summer, which given the tropical feel of the sound is quite fitting. More to come.

Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo

Monday, April 19th, 2010

This looks really interesting and I love the song in the trailer. Don’t know who it’s by. YMO maybe? Send me a comment if u know.

Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo Trailer from Myriapod Productions on Vimeo.

Tulsa

Sunday, April 18th, 2010

The Futurist (Chase Spivey remix)

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

The last track on the remix EP is also the last track on the album. The original version is as close to prog. as I’m likely to get. Chase Spivey (of psychedelic band Ghost of Monkshood) offers a stripped down version that rides on a nice mellow groove with dub undertones. You can now stream the whole album on the disco. page at left.

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translucent

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Here’s some photos of the limited edition remix CD out today.

The Bottom (Eric Sarmiento remix)

Monday, April 12th, 2010

My brother Eric has taken an interesting path on this remix of “The Bottom”. When I first listened to it I had a hard time following the “logic” of the arrangement but like a lot of the best tracks, appreciation grows over time. It’s kind of a deconstructed version and I like the way the vocals are repeated in different ways. It emphasizes the socioeconomic and political element of the lyrics and it ends with the positive affirmation “We Can”. I think we’ll hear a new full length record from Eric sometime in the not too distant future!

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The Top (Questions remix)

Sunday, April 11th, 2010

I think the man behind the Questions moniker wishes to remain anonymous for the time being. All we know is that he lives in LA and produced a killer remix of “The Top”. Much like Dikolson’s Venus remix, Questions takes a small part of the original tune (the piano) and uses that for the basis of his jam. He kind of rides the vocals and brings out the slight rap element to them. The over all effect is a nice fat jam. Looking forward to more from Questions. His new single “Haggis” is available for a short time for free. Should be tasty. “Ask a couple of Questions“.

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Venus (Dikolson remix)

Saturday, April 10th, 2010

Next Tuesday an EP of remixes from “White Noise/Black Music” will be out, so I thought I’d put the tracks up one by one. First off is the Dikolson remix of “Venus”. Dikolson is a moniker adopted by Czech native Filip Misek. We started working together a couple of years back on a remix I did for his former band Khoiba. I really like what he’s done with Venus. He took the post punk element of the song and ran with it. The subtle build up of layers is a nice touch. Try listening on headphones. Check out more Dikolson material on his myspace page and if you’re in Prague it looks like he’s opening for Caribou in a bit.

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DNA Cowboys – Trenton Rd.

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010

Now if I could only find a copy of the tape.